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Its Too Early To Write Off Buhari Govt’s Efforts To Reposition Nigeria, Mark Tells Nigerians

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MarkB-e1429811782388The immediate past Senate President, David Mark, has pleaded with Nigerians not to write off the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government in repositioning the country in spite of the security and socio-economic challenges.

Mr. Mark’s call is contained in a statement signed by his Media Assistant, Paul Mumeh, and issued in Abuja on Thursday.

He, however, advised the Federal Government to make the Nigerian people the focus of all its actions and policies in order to uplift the living standard of the citizens.

The former senate president also urged the people to reciprocate government’s good gestures by being law-abiding.

“We must at all times support constituted authorities as that is the only way to promote democracy, good governance, and development.

“This period calls for sober reflection and a resolve to support the efforts of government to overcome the challenges”, the statement said.

He noted that the current security, economic, and socio-political challenges in the country could be overcomed.

The statement, therefore, urged Nigerians not to allow political differences to affect the national interest, saying “all hands must be on deck to protect the country.

“We must remember that the interest and welfare of citizens remain the ultimate goal of government”.

Mr. Mark called on both Christians and Muslims to embrace one another in the spirit of the Christmas season.

He advised Muslims to use the Christmas period “which coincides with the celebration of the birth of Prophet Muhammad” to embrace peace, love and ensure good neighbourliness.

“Christians and Muslims should imbibe the true teachings of Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad”, he said.

On the relationship between the legislative and the executive arms of government at the national level, Mr. Mark said a positive synergy must be formed without compromising the constitutional mandates of each arm.

“This is so because it makes for a healthy and smooth working relationship for public officers to deliver the goods to the people”, the statement added.

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Akeredolu Sacks Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Akeredolu Removes Ondo Attorney-General, Olawoye

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has sacked the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kola Olawoye.

This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye.

Akeredolu immediately appointed a human rights lawyer, Mr. Charles Titiloye, as the new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

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According to the statement, the Ondo State governor would forward Titiloye’s name to the State House of Assembly for confirmation.

Akeredolu also expressed his appreciation to the sacked commissioner for services rendered to the state.

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

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Focus On Reducing Poverty, Not 2023 Elections – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called on his fellow politicians to put issues of 2023 aside and focus on how to rescue the country from the current economic crisis.

Obi said that solving the economic problems of Nigeria was more important than political permutations geared towards the next general elections.

The former Anambra State Governor stated during an appearance on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

Also Read: Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

He expressed that the next election has no impact on people’s current livelihoods.

Obi also blamed President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for not adequately preparing Nigerians for the impact of COVID-19, stating the monies borrowed by this government were not properly put to use.

“Every other country is discussing the recession and how to pull their people out of poverty.

“So what we should do now is to concentrate on the monetary and fiscal policies to start pulling people out of poverty,” Obi said.

 

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

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Recession: Nigeria Is Broke, Can’t Afford 2021 Budget – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has expressed that the Federal Government should reconsider the 2021 budget owing to the recession.

Nigeria officially entered into its worst economic recession in 33 years after the nation recorded a GDP contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020.

He stated that Nigeria is broke and cannot afford the luxurious items in the N13.08 trillion budget proposal.

Atiku in a Twitter thread on Sunday stated that COVID-19 only complicated an existing economic problem.

Atiu went on to express that had President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration listened to advice, the recession could have been avoided.

Also Read: Recession: SERAP Asks Buhari To Cut Cost Of Governance

“We could have avoided this fate by a disciplined and prudent management of our economy.”

“This could have been avoided had this administration taken heed to the patriotic counsel given by myself and other well-meaning Nigerians on cutting the cost of governance, saving for a rainy day, and avoiding profligate borrowing,” Atiku said.

He further said that now is not the time to trade blames but to focus on ways to manage the situation and called on Buhari’s government to “swallow its pride, and accept its limitations, so that they can open their minds to ideas, without caring who the messenger is.”

 

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