The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, on Thursday said 90 percent of governors in Nigeria do not have business being in power.
Baba-Ahmed while speaking at the 19th Daily Trust Dialogue in Abuja said he made the statement based on the fact that “they don’t have the preparation, the background, the competencies to govern”.
He further stated that wrong people are ruling over people that are eager for new and effective leadership.
The NEF spokesman called for the restructuring of the country, saying “what we really need to do is put the federal system on the table and ask what is wrong?
“What is it that makes it impossible to reduce the powers or to regulate the powers of governance, restructure the country but this is a word that is anathema to a lot of people in power today.”
In other news, former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (Rtd), on Thursday warned against the increase in the pump price of fuel.
There are reports that Nigerians may soon pay more for Petrol after the National Economic Council, NEC, allegedly recommended that the pump price should stand at ₦302 per litre.
But the former head of state says any increase will bring hardship on the people of Nigeria.