Donald Duke tasks government on development
Former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke has urged the present political leaders of the country to pay attentions on immediate issues that would bring positive change to the standard of living of Nigerians without any delay.
The erstwhile governor lamented the current state of the nation, saying, there is urgent need to address the parlous economic and security situations challenging the country.
Speaking during the lecture series organised by the Nigerian Movement for Positive Change (NMPC) in Lagos yesterday, Duke said it is high time Nigeria should disabuse its claim that the country is the largest economy in Africa.
According to him, “Apart from being the largest population in Africa there is still a long way to go in terms of economy, security and other major sector that could position the country to its deserved place.”
He noted that the country’s budget has not been increasing since the administration of erstwhile President Shehu Shagari while the population kept increasing.”He also stressed the need to be proactive on our current social political environment, saying that democracy is for everyone and not just for politicians. “This is the time to return to direct system where Nigerians can vote for their desired leaders. The current system where delegates vote for candidates is no the best for the country,” he said.The convener of the movement, Niyi Aborisade promised that the group would ensure the necessary change that Nigeria deserves.