The minority chief of the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe has blamed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) authorities for the socio-economic woes bedevilling the nation and main it to precipice.
Abaribe apportioned the blame in Abuja on Monday whereas fielding questions from journalists at management capability coaching, organised by the minority chief of the Home of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu for the newly elected native authorities council chairmen and councillors from his Constituency in Delta State.
He accused the APC authorities of creating many flawed decisions which had been largely primarily based on nepotistic recognition and elevation of some ethnic teams over and above others for political appointments.
The minority chief stated a part of the nation’s downside was assessing individuals primarily based on the place they arrive from, slightly than their character, stressing that the flawed evaluation was largely finished by the present authorities, main the nation to the brink.
Abaribe stated: ”I’m telling Nigerians as we speak that what we’re searching for in Nigeria is an evaluation of individuals not by the place they arrive from however by character.
I believe that’s the place the actual downside of Nigeria is located as a result of now we have made decisions and people decisions haven’t been made on the idea of individuals being the right individuals to do one or the opposite factor.
“We’ve made decisions on the idea of the place you come from and this specific authorities has been most egregious in making these flawed decisions and that’s why it’s main us to the precipice as we speak.”
In his remarks, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the Home of Representatives, stated the current system which locations emphasis on the centralised coverage planning and implementation on the Federal Authorities stage has not served the nation nicely, therefore it turns into compulsory to vary the established order in favour of another that serves current wants and meets future expectations.
“On the similar time there’s an evident want to enhance the capability of those that serve in native authorities administration throughout the nation. Political leaders can not give what they don’t have. You possibly can solely ship governance and outcomes to the extent of the talents you’ve and the understanding you possess,” he stated.
Gbajabiamila, who harassed the necessity to give recourse to the precept of separation of powers, urged the newly elected Chairmen and Councilors to be daring in discharging their constitutional mandates even on the danger of offending some individuals.
On his half, the minority chief, Elumelu expressed optimism that the coaching will equip the newly elected council officers with requisite management qualities and to be higher representatives of the individuals.