Balarabe Musa Blaims Nigerian Politicians
A former governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has blamed the current state of the Nigerian nation on the activities of selfish politicians.
Highlighting the difference between politicians of the first republic and the current crop, Alhaji Musa noted that the old crop of leaders were more interested in national development than fighting for their personal pockets.
He, however, lamented that the current political landscape in Nigeria has been hijacked by selfish politicians.
This he said in Offa, Kwara State, at the 19th memorial lecture of late Chief Josiah Sunday Olawoyin where he spoke on the theme, ‘Sustaining the Gains of Kwara Liberation Accomplishment via the Vehicle of Political Idealism.’
Musa, as reported by Daily Trust, had his speech delivered by his son, Kassim Balarabe Musa, and said “there is no basis of comparison between politicians of the colonial times and the first republic on one hand and the subsequent republics on the other.
“Even though the first republic governance was characterized by semi feudalism and conservatism, there was credible leadership and concern for the people.”
As a solution to Nigeria’s problem, he recommened “the alliance of progressive political opposition parties can bailout the country and make the current democracy to succeed.”