Since the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay accused both the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) of corruption, the NDDC has been ghettoized and put down by many Nigerians. Sagay lambasted the NDDC of being reckless with funds meant for development, alleging that the commission recently bought 70 cars, including eight Super Lexus Jeeps at N78 million each and 10 Landcruisers each costing N63 million.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Since its assumption in office almost two years ago, the Buhari-APC led federal government has not ceased to demonize the Peoples Democratic Party for the woes that have befallen the country. But the problems confronting the country didn’t start 18 years ago, a time the PDP assumed office in 1999. The PDP government actually made some appreciable successes when it led the country as evident in the establishment of numerous industries by both local and foreign investors, leading to massive employment opportunities across the country.
Thursday, 6 April 2017
It is evident that the All Progressive Congress (APC) led federal government has destroyed all the wonderful achievements the Peoples Democratic Party made in 16 years just under two years in office. Because of time and space constraints, this discourse shall be limited to the policies of the PDP that revamped the ailing economy it inherited from the military and not about the provision of infrastructures. Recall that the PDP came into power after almost 35 years of military misadventure and bad governance. Then, the country was reduced to nothing but a pariah as no country wanted to associate with the country.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The nationwide corruption which stands as impediment to infrastructural development across the country is being promoted by the unitary system of government that is covertly practiced under the guise of federalism. With the unitary system of government in place, all revenues generated at the ward, council and state levels are transferred to the federal government which is a pyramidal revenue system.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
The indefinite vacation of President Muhammadu Buhari in London and the numerous Nigerian dignitaries paying him unsought visits are degrading the recessionary economy. The first Nigerian to embark on the undesirable visit was the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris who led a high powered police delegation to visit Buhari. Then the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun and Senator Daisy Danjuma embarked on the voyage.
The people of the Niger Delta region of the country have at various times requested dialogues so that the region gets a fair share of the wealth derivable from their God given crude oil but their compatriots from the other parts of the country do not want to hear talks about the vexatious matter of true federalism.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
There is no doubt that true federalism is the only stimulus the country needs in order to make the federating states competitive and self-sustaining. There is no denying the fact that the reason why the country is undeveloped is simply because the states are not authorized to explore and exploit the natural resources in their lands.