Experts set agenda for Tinubu’s administration at Malam Aminu Kano symposium
By Muhammad Muhammad
Less than 23 days to the handover of power to the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, political experts have reminded that the incoming government would be held strictly responsible by his campaign promises to Nigerians.
Besides that, the stakeholders renewed developmental agenda of good governance and inclusive representation in the new administration as panacea to mirage of political imbalance confronting the nation.
Speakers who spoke on Saturday at annual symposium to mark the 40th memorial anniversary of Malam Aminu Kano, organized by Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Bayero university, Kano, unanimous in their calls for national cohesion and rejuvenation of common front amidst diversities.
Former Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Nuhu Omeiza Yaqub said Nigeria is still in search of true democracy especially with the number of political elites who would not accept the democratic values and norm.
Professor Yaqub challenged the incoming government to ensure national competence and unity in the formation of his administration in compliance with his promises to Nigerians.
On his part, Professor Member George-Genyi of department of political science, Benue state university, Makurdi, stressed that the incoming administration must restore lost public trust in government with policies that guarantee justice, fairness and inclusive representation of all Nigerians in governance.
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Professor Genyi expressed worries on the present poor economic woe facing the nation, therefore warned the incoming administration to rather jettison the International Monetary Fund (IMF) prescription on economy but concentrate on policies based on production capablility of reducing level of poverty and unemployment in the country.
She urged the incoming government to address challenges in the healthcare system and falling standard of education on the country.
The political scientist also draw attention to insecurity and the attendance implication on the economy.
However, Professor Hassan Bawa Gusau from department of political science, Bayero University, Kano urged the opposition parties to remain steadfast in the area of constructive criticism to keep the ruling administration on the edge of good governance.
On his part, Vice Chancellor Bayero University,Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas explained that the annual symposium is being sustain to raise the political consciousness of the key actors and the need to instill quality leadership trust and selfless sacrifice, epitome the character of late Malam Aminu Kano.
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