A former Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Ghali Na’Abba, said that the Federal government must do more in the direction of expanding our economy.
He noted that Nigeria as a country never had a perfect constitution, saying that it’s always working in progress and it is important for us to conduct ourselves nationally in an orderly manner.
He said Nigeria politics must be deregulated because you cannot expand an economy without deregulating politics and this deregulation comes in the form of the control that political parties have been subjected to by the Governor in the States.
He spoke at the Mallam Sule Maitama lecture series with the theme, “Constitution, Constitutionalism and the future of Nigeria”, organized by the Student wing of Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), at the Nasarawa State University, yesterday.
According to Na’Abba, “The economy has not grown and social mobility has become impossible, therefore, we must expand the usage of our forces. We must deregulate politics because that will now release economic potentials for the benefit of Nigerians.
believe that what the National Assembly or what the legislature proposed that there must be direct primaries and the proposal must be upheld by the president. No matter the cost.
“I believe we need good leadership, the imperative of good leadership is much higher than the cost involved and this is not a sum that the federal government could not afford.
“If the federal government can afford to dish out what they call conditional cash transfers to individuals, I think, they can as well fund direct primaries election,” he said.
He, therefore, urged the president to assent to the bill saying that Nigerians have a pulse and I don’t think it will augur well for the country if Nigeria’s democracy continues to be held ransom by our governments and commended the CNG for mentoring youths.
Barrister Muzammil Yahaya, who present a paper during the lecture, said the removal of oil subsidy has to be looked at from various dimensions, in as much as I see it as a necessity but at the same time, it’s the wrong time and for policy, Nigerians can believe and trust the government.
Speaking on democracy, explained that everyone has to be involved in every decision that has to be considered so, I urged the federal government to consider more opinions and need to hear from Nigeria’s Federal issue here louder.
On his part, CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said It’s time for the younger generation to rise, struggle and walk to the place this leader who thinks power is their birthright. Mobilize young people during elections and leave us divided.