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Shehu Sani urges Buhari to purge cabinet

By Saxone Akhaine, Northern Bureau Chief   |   08 October 2016   |   3:21 am
Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani

Says Ministers Don’t Believe In Change Agenda

As the nation looks forward to a way out of the present economic recession, human rights activist and Senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately purge his cabinet, saying that there are people within the circle of the executive who do not believe in the change agenda of the administration.

According to Sani, “The truth must be told to Mr. President, if the nation is to move forward and overcome the present economic woes facing Nigeria.”

Senator Sani who received the officials of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) who paid him courtesy visit yesterday, pointed out that President Buhari is seen currently as the “lone ranger of the Change agenda”, while many of his cabinet members are working at cross-purposes in government for the attainment of the administration’s change mantra in rescuing Nigeria from economic quagmire.”

Besides, Sani argued: “The ACF is an indispensable organisation. An organisation that is very much necessary for the social, economic and political development of the north. It is more needed now than it had ever been in the history of its existence by virtue of the very fact that Nigeria is a changing society that requires the collective intervention of efforts of all individuals and groups in giving a new lease of life to this country and particularly to this region.

“What is most important to all of us from this part of the country is to accept the very fact that things are not the same and will never be the same. We must also accept the very fact that at our 56 years of our political independence, Nigeria is either at a crossroads or at a turning point. We have in the five decades and half been living on false hopes.

“Now, is the time to face the reality as it is today. We must also tell ourselves the home truth that Nigerian leaders of the past, many of whom
were from this part of the country have failed to invest in our children and our grand children.”

He continued: “We have had a very big opportunity to build a future that could have been sustainable. But today, here we are after four to five decades of party and merry-making we are now faced with the new reality of the need to go back to where we come from.”

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