No Govt Can Solve All Problems – Buhari
By pamela okemiri
Buhari Urges Nigerians To Resist Attempt By Politicians To Disrupt 2023 Elections
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said no single government was capable of solving all the problems of Nigeria.
Gatekeepers News reports that President Buhari said the way out was for successive governments to be building on the foundations laid by previous administrations.
Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said this at the State of the Nation Dialogue organised by the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja.
The President said “I will say no one government in this country will be able to solve the problems of Nigeria but as we build on the processes laid by successive governments, not discarding completely what has been put in place; we will build our dreams, take one or two things to concentrate on and move on.
“We believe the outcome of this dialogue can be transmitted to us so that whatever resolutions are reached, whatever recommendations you make; that will become part of the document that we will prepare as we transit and handover to a new incoming government.”
On the state of security in the country, a former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase said the challenge in Nigeria is not much about the crime rate but the prosecution of criminals to serve as a deterrent to others.
Arase who commended most of the presidential candidates for promising to embark on massive recruitment into the nation’s security agencies noted that technology must combine with numerical strength to make the country safe for all.
The Deputy Secretary of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, while delivering her keynote address called for the inclusiveness of youths and women in Nigeria’s quest for national development.
Mohammed said, “Nigerian women constitute only 3.6 per cent of the national parliament. My appeal is to prioritise gender equality, women’s rights, and increase the number of women in government.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the NBA President, Yakubu Maikyau, blamed lawyers for some of the ills plaguing the society and urged Nigerians to forgive the past and look forward to a new nation where lawyers would be the champions of good governance, justice and development.
Maikyau said, “I must therefore, as one who is privileged to lead the Bar at this time, apologise to Nigerians for the abdication of our role. Today, as members of the Bar, we are reputed more for how much fees we charge our clients as opposed to the discharge of our primary call to offer guidance and/ or offer ourselves for the advancement of the cause of our country.