Buhari must change his ways – CAN *Bemoans continued failure of governance

By Editor on 30/09/2020

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If Nigeria is to rediscover itself and be on the march to greatness once again, there must be a conscious change to the old way of doing things in the country, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), spelt out on Tuesday.

One of the ways of doing that according to the group, is for President Muhammadu Buhari to adopt the 2014 recommendations of the National Conference report with a view to using it to address some problems militating against the peace and unity of the country.

Cost of running must also be reduced substantially to free funds for developmental purposes, which includes re-jigging the presidential system of government, as an altenative to the outright return to the parliamentary system, Nigeria originally adopted at independence.

These formed the fulcrum of the recommendations by the National President of the organisation Samson Ayokunle, in a statement Pursuing the right path to greatness, to mark the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria.

Ayokunle, who also blamed past leaders for paying lipservice to the development of the country, particularly lashed out at the military for its role in dragging it back behind civilised nations by venturing into governace which it was ill-prepared to do.

Describing Nigeria as still crawling 60 years after, he accused political leaders of failure to build an enduring institution, but instead enriching themselves at the expense of the dreams of the founding fathers of the country.

On the role the present government should play in turning things around, Ayokunle said: “We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sign the Electoral Reform Bill, which has been gathering dust on his table since last year.

“Our elections should be free, fair and credible if we want the governed and other nations to respect our political leaders. Trust is earned, not imposed or enforced.

“Our governments should be sensitive to the yearnings and the groaning of the governed. The era of asking the people to tighten their belts while those in power are loosening theirs should stop.

“Both the federal and state governments must give a sense of belonging to all citizens irrespective of their religious, tribal, and political persuasions.”



Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on September, 30 2020

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