APBN seeks recognition, consultation on solution to national development
The President of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN), Dr. Omede Idris has called on government Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) to utilise its expertise advise for sustainable policy development and good governance of the nation.
According to him, government must accept the stack reality that professionals are key and fundamental to viable and sustainable development since good leadership guides them.
Speaking in Lagos, Idris urged government to immediately address some urgent national issues such as national security, 2018 budget, food security and fuel scarcity crisis.
“The 2018 budget is yet to be passed by the National Assembly. This does not augur well on this time bound component of governance. We feel budget issues should be taken more seriously with discipline, commitment and transparency in its preparation passage and assent within stipulated budget time. We commend president Buhari for signing the ‘Presidential Executive Order for Planning and Execution of Project, promotion of Nigerian Content in Contracts, Science, Engineering and Technology’. We however, call for the inclusion of APBN’s representation on the council”, he said
On security, he stressed that protecting lives and properties of the citizens remain a key responsibility of government hence, where people and individuals observe and carry out basic daily duties must be well protected.
He added: “We except security operatives to show commitment, sincerity and transparency in handling security matters. The build up of political activities against the 2019 general election in the country calls for better and improved security approach and built on previous experiences for hitch free elections.
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