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Independence Day: Former ambassador, Yemi Farounbi charges Buhari on good governance

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A former Nigerian ambassador to the Republic of Philippines, Yemi Farounbi, has referred to as on President Muhammadu Buhari to alter the path of governance in an effort to restore folks’s confidence and belief in his authorities and reside as much as his declaration that he belongs to all Nigerians, no matter ethnicity or non secular inclinations.

Additionally, Farounbi referred to as on the President to let those that are intent on creating extra issues for him know that on this final lap of his presidency he needs to go away Nigeria extra peaceable, safer and extra developed than he met it.

Giving this name in an Independence Day message which was completely obtained by DAILY POST on Friday, the previous diplomat urged Buhari to make these individuals who assume that he belongs to them know that he needs to be remembered as an important President and never as one who championed one a part of the nation towards others.

Farounbi, who’s a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP), hinted that this modification of presidency may be made potential if Buhari determined to make use of the nation’s 61st independence anniversary to put the muse for the adoption of a brand new structure for the nation and the evaluation of the method of governance which has marginalised and remodeled the residents into onlookers somewhat than members.

He maintained that it’ll assure that the subsequent anniversary can be celebrated in peace, pleasure and happiness and utterly totally different from the uncertainties, contradictions and inanities of at the moment.

In his phrases, “It’s actually time to take pressing motion to halt this aimless drift into oblivion. That’s the one technique to quench the need of many individuals to go away Nigeria by migration or taking part in separatist actions.

“Very first thing that each the Nationwide Meeting and the Federal Authorities should do is to present the nation a brand new {hardware}, that could be a new Structure that clearly defines a typical dream for us all. We’d like a Structure that reduces the burden of assets and capabilities on the Centre, a Structure that makes the Federating Models coordinate with the Centre and never subordinate, as a Structure that allows for optimum good for a most variety of folks. No matter title it’s referred to as, our nation should be restructured, rearranged or made extra answerable to the desires of the folks.

“Concurrently there’s an pressing want to alter our virus-laden software program. One thing should be achieved about our costly presidential techniques. One thing should be achieved to make our elected officers extra accountable and aware of the folks, and certainly make the state and its equipment extra subjected to the folks.”

The media skilled turned politician additionally advocated for a non secular and cultural renewal and rebirth of the nation which might allow the enthronement of values of society equivalent to exhausting work, integrity, honesty, godliness, good neighbourliness, self self-discipline and humility.

These values Farounbi urged ought to apply within the choice of worthy people into positions of obligations.

Based on him, “Would-be leaders should be examined on the idea of their imaginative and prescient for the nation. They should be made to elucidate the content material of their imaginative and prescient, in measurable phrases of amount, high quality, time and value.”

He additionally charged the media because the Fourth Property of the realm to help the populace in inspecting would-be leaders by way of their competence to ship on their outlined imaginative and prescient and by way of their character.

“Not should any management be inflicted on this nation, at varied ranges, on the idea of ethnicity, faith, presumed competence and enthronement of partisan affections,” he mentioned.

“It should even be good if the media will stop to present a lot consideration and recognition to terrorists and bandits. In so doing, the media unwittingly confers legitimacy on these bandits and terrorists. And generally they create a lot worry within the folks that results in paralysis of motion within the folks.”

Revolution resolution to Nigeria’s challenges – Ex-Ambassador

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