Don’t Allow Nigerians Expectations Turn To Frustration – Savannah Centre Warns Buhari


An international centre for policy research, dialogue, advocacy and development, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) has reiterated the need for the President Buhari led-federal government to wake up from its slumber and get to work as soon as possible.

Executive director, Savannah Centre, Ambassador Omaki
Executive director, Savannah Centre, Ambassador Omaki

An international centre for policy research, dialogue, advocacy and development, the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD) has reiterated the need for the President Buhari led-federal government to wake up from its slumber and get to work as soon as possible.

Expressing worries that close to 10 months after the commencement of the present government the huge expectations that were raised during elections are yet to receive adequate attention from the government, Ambassador Omaki said the centre is in support of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s call for an immediate, all-inclusive national economic conference to ”discuss the nation’s priorities within available options.”

”The Savannah Centre however, remains worried and concerned about our state of the nation today. Ten months down the line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-federal government, the multitude of expectations that were raised prior to his election and inauguration, are yet to receive adequate attention from the government.

”The youth unemployment, a potential time-bomb for any nation remains worrying as no plan has been unveiled by the relevant ministry or government. Ditto the issue of pursing active diversification of the nation’s economy by focusing on the agricultural and solid minerals sector remains unseen as the two ministries appears unable to make prompt policy statements on what the nation must expect from the Ministries and time-lines,” the statement read.

The centre also advised that the government not to wait until the massive support of youths and women during elections and ”their understandable expectations turn into frustration” adding that the ruling party must make efforts to restructure and refurbish its manifesto and campaign promises in a way that will be transparent to the electorates.

“Political parties, in particular, the ruling party must re-articulate and fine tune their manifesto and campaign promises as timely as possible and transparently inform the electorates as realities of the time entail.”

Source: NAIJ


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