The Nigerian government has called on Western countries to support the strengthening of democracy and democratic institutions in the country which it believes will in turn deepen the system in the West African region.
Nigeria’s Information and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed visited some policy Institutes and Think Tanks in Washington DC on Tuesday as part of his official engagements with the International Policy Institutes after the general election.
The Minister asserted that Nigeria’s democracy if properly supported would would serve as huge advantage to the continent at large. Considering her experience, size, capacity and resources, Nigeria can positively influence the democratic process and development in Africa, the Minister said.
He said West Africa in particular is plagued by democratic backsliding from the Military coup to presidents clinging on to power at all costs which must be changed as quickly as possible.
”the general election recently undertaken has been the most credible, freest and fairest election in Nigeria’s history, he added.
Reporting by Stanley Nwosu; Editing by Annabel Nwachukwu