‘Why Buhari can’t deliver on lean bureaucracy’
The need to reward party loyalty and pander to political considerations are unarguably the main reasons why it has been impossible for President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver on the promise of a lean bureaucracy.
The search of workable development plan, conscientious leaders for the south-west
In the pre-independence period up into the early post-independence era, Nigeria was made up of three regions – Northern, Eastern and Western Nigeria. Midwestern Region was later carved out of the Western Region. The Western Nigeria, with Chief Obafemi Awolowo at the helms, had a development ideology focused on the empowerment of the people. A…
Now is the time for the people’s constitution
Amendment of a nation’s constitution is never a tea party. Especially given our peculiar challenges of long-drawn ethnic disharmony, political marginalisation of some sections of the country, bloated bureaucracy, overconcentration of political and economic powers at the executive arm of government and a legislature considered as one of the most expensive on Planet Earth. There…
Tackling competitiveness by looking beyond bureaucracy
Over the last few years the reality of Nigeria’s lack of competitiveness in industry has been apparent. Most international agencies which measure competitiveness have placed us close to the bottom of their rankings.