Have you ever asked yourself what good government is all about?
According to Thomas Jefferson, “The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the only legitimate object of good government.” Good government does not in any way imply that the government of a country should throw money in the streets in a bid make the citizens happy.
In my country, the citizens are not happy, our cars are roadworthy but unfortunately, our roads are not car worthy and the government is doing absolutely nothing about it. To mention but a few, Enugu – Onitsha Expressway, Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway, Nsukka – Makurdi Expressway. The above-mentioned roads are not car worthy and the unworthiness of the road is alarming.
Talk about the roads in the rural parts of the country! These ones are a no go area as the people in the rural area are living in darkness. It’s like the government doesn’t know that people exist in rural areas. They forget that the rural roads are directly related to their sources of livelihood.
The primary function of the government is to see to the need of its people and they have failed as most of the roads are death traps.
Why have the government failed to make the people under their car happy?