ICT AND LANGUAGE BRIDGE AS TOOLS FOR ACTUALIZATION OF A STABLE DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

Patrick Ik Umezi

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This paper is about ICT and Language Bridge as tools for actualization of a stable democracy in Nigeria. The writer tries to present the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Language Bridge in bringing about smooth and lasting democracy in Nigeria. It is a position paper. He traced the origin of democracy as a system of government from the classical Athens; and what are required of every democratic government. He further looked at the face of democracy in Nigeria. He made it known that there are some factors that militate against pursuit of smooth and lasting democracy in Nigeria; among them are poor record taking and storage devices, language barrier, military coup d’etat, etc. He brings to light the role played and still play by ICT and language bridge in the process of actualization of true and stable democracy in Nigeria. He encourages all heads to be together in the race to see that a true and lasting democracy is practiced in Nigeria.


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