Balarabe Musa, former governor of previous Kaduna State, on Sunday, mentioned Nigeria may have been higher if the leaders had completed properly.
Musa made the comment whereas noting that Nigeria has not completed properly in actualising many of the desires of its founding fathers at 60.
Talking with the Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, the elder statesman, nevertheless, acknowledged that Nigeria’s aspirations may very well be achieved if each the management and followers resolved to play their half in earnest nation-building .
“Actually, the nation has not fared properly at 60. It is rather disappointing that that is the place we’re.
“However issues will be higher; we will nonetheless obtain the desires of the founding fathers if all of us play our position in nation-building,” he mentioned.
He urged leaders to at all times make the welfare and well-being of the individuals the main focus of their insurance policies and programmes.
The previous Governor confused that political and financial restructuring of the nation was key for progress
“We have to restructure the nation politically and economically. We have to be certain that energy really resides with the individuals.
“The financial and political fashions we’re presently working solely empower a couple of. Governments have to be structured to influence posively on the lots,” he mentioned.
He decried the safety challenges within the nation, saying the issue was threatening the progress and prosperity of the nation.
Musa mentioned if the nation had acted on the proper time, the rising instances of banditry and the issue of insurgency may have been averted .
“We acted too late. Issues are getting out of hand as a result of we didn’t act on the proper time. If we had taken well timed actions ,we’d not been right here,” he mentioned.
Musa, nevertheless, mentioned that the scenario may nonetheless be reversed “if we maintain doing the appropriate factor,” he mentioned.