The nature of our democracy requires that citizens be reoriented to know that they are indeed THE PRINCIPALS and that those upon whom they confer power are their agents. Citizens also have to be prepared to bear the risks, the costs, and the fruits of shared responsibility and civic participation.
As stated in the Nigerian Constitution Chapter 2, Section 14(2)(a), Sovereignty belongs to the people of Nigeria from whom government through the Constitution derives all its powers and authority.
The citizens need to be aware that elected officials derive their authority and powers from them, so should in turn demand leadership and accountability from such persons.
Civics Nigeria also seeks to promote volunteerism of citizens for our common good. Rather than everyone looking to the government to get things done, citizens are encouraged to volunteer to take action within their spheres.