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Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has suggested possible solutions on how President Bola Tinubu’s administration can alleviate the ongoing economic crisis in the country.

Naija News reports that Obasanjo, who was represented by a former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, while speaking at the public presentation of the book “Court and Politics,” authored by Dr. Umar Ardo, attributed the hardship to a lack of productivity among Nigerians and mismanagement of resources.

Obasanjo, therefore, called for the devolution of power and resources from the federal government to state and local governments to manage available resources better.

The ex-president noted that by decentralizing power and resources, competition at the central level will decrease, allowing for more effective resource management at the local level.

According to him, “24 years of practising the presidential system is not enough. The important thing is to devolve power and resources to the states and certain jobs from the federal to state and local governments.”

In his remarks, the Chairman of the committee for the book launch, Shehu Musa Gabam, said that Nigeria would continue to have challenges in politics and the electoral process as long as courts continue to base their judgements on technicalities rather than facts of the issues.

Gabam, who is also the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), noted that part of what brought Nigeria to where it is today is that “we have a body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, empowered by the law to conduct elections, and another arm of government, the Judiciary (Court), that decides on who is elected.”

He urged Nigerians to be united and courageous in telling the authorities to do the right thing, adding that being cowards was not the solution.



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