The people in charge of Nigeria have no idea
Former Governor of Niger, Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliya, scolded the country’s leadership, saying that over the past six years, the Nigerian economy was in serious danger.
Speaking to reporters in Abuja on Friday, Aliu said the country has been weakened by bad policies, poor implementation, waste and plundering of resources.
He said armed bandits and kidnappers further worsened the economy.
“Those behind the wheel have no idea how to unscrew the economic wheel from the tree, and the country continues to slide into stagnation, more pain, suffering and uncertainty,” he said.
He argued that the economic policies pursued over the past six years were irrelevant and ineffective in remedying the shaky economic situation.
He also argued that without genuine and real empowerment of citizens, a “surface torch – surface medicine” in the name of providing palliatives to citizens will not benefit citizens as hardships bite every day.
The former governor of Niger, who served two terms, the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, called the federal government’s school feeding program a waste of resources.
“Without a defined social welfare program for citizens, the federal state school feeding program is doomed to fail from the start.”
“It is important that citizens, parents of children, have the opportunity to safely take care of their wards at home, instead of giving students rations and pieces of food during school hours,” he said.
He said that a few years ago, the government, led by the People’s Democratic Party, introduced the school feeding program on a pilot basis in several states, but realized it was not feasible and was forced to quickly abandon it.
Regarding the kidnapping of schoolchildren, the former governor said that our country’s security forces should have known that the kidnapping of Kankar schoolchildren in Katsina state was a screening of bandits for the subsequent invasion of the school.
Source: – Daily Trust