A chieftain of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, says 90% of present governors in the country have no business being anywhere near power.
Baba-Ahmed, who is the Director of Advocacy for the NEF, while delivering a lecture at the 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja on Thursday, said his submission was based on the fact that most of the governors in Nigeria were not prepared for governance when they found themselves thrust into power and therefore, had nothing to offer the people.
“Some Nigerian governors, I will say 90% of them, don’t have the preparation, the background and the competencies to govern.
“They have no business being anywhere near power,” the NEF spokesman said.
“We have the wrong people wielding power over people that are desperate for new and effective leadership, a development that was not good enough.
“What is it that makes it impossible to reduce the powers or to regulate the powers of governance and restructure the country? But this is a word that is anathema to a lot of people in power today,” he added.
Baba-Ahmed also called for the restructuring of the country, insisting that what the country needs now was to put the federal system on the table and ask “what is wrong?” with the system.
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