It is rather unthinkable that in spite of the overhyped talks by President Muhammadu Buhari to diversify the economy into solid minerals and agriculture, no farms can be traced to the local, state and federal governments! All Buhari is telling Nigerians are empty talks about the diversification of the economy without plans on ground as to how Nigerians would access land, fertilizers, seedlings, tractors, pesticides, herbicides, plowers, slashers, farm settlements, funds etc. Methinks the federal government would lead by example by being in the forefront in cultivating its own farms so that both the local and state governments would emulate it but this is not so. From a closer observation, it appears there is insincerity on the path of the federal government being led by Mr. Mohummadu Buhari in regard to the diversification policy. This is so because about $10 billion has been spent in prospecting for crude oil in the north without success yet Mr. Buhari has continually urged the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to continue with the search for crude oil which has just been extended from the Lake Chad Basin to Sokoto State! Why President Buhari has continually ordered the NNPC to prospect for crude oil in the north, such push has not been mounted on the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to revamp the agriculture sector!
Thursday, 26 October 2017
Saturday, 12 August 2017
Restructuring is to allow the states control their resources and pay taxes to the federal government. It is to allow the states generate, transmit and distribute electricity. It is to allow the states own and control their police which is the same as state police. Restructuring is tantamount to devolution of power to the states. There are about 70 items in the exclusive list of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. Restructuring is about removing 60 of those items from the exclusive list to the residual list. This is to allow the states have more power to execute certain things they are presently not being allowed to execute.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
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.