By KAZEEM MOHAMMED
A former Senator, Kaduna Central senatorial district, Sheu Sani has said, thing can only work better when there is genuine restructuring in Nigeria to put things in the proper way.
He said with the present political structure in the country, the system will never work with intolerant executive, sycophant legislature, timid judiciary and docile civil society.
Sani spoke on Monday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital at the Opening Ceremony of the Press Week organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Osun Council , with the theme: “Bridging Gap Between the Poor and the Rich”.
According to him, there is need for thorough assessment of the system to change the whole narrative in line with the present socio-economic reality.
“It is time to fairly access our democracy. Obviously, the system can not perfectly work under intolerant executive , a sycophant legislature, a timid judiciary and docile civil society.
“There is need for genuine restructuring to put things in the proper way. When we have a faulty structure, even if we have angels at the corridor of power, the system will still not work.”
He then noted that one of the ways to address the socio-economic problems of the country is to ensure that the nation’s budget reflect the country ‘s educational need.
In his lecture, an Insurance Expert, Chief Akin Ogunbiyi identified poor leadership, education and knowledge, work ethics and lack of good governance as major problems facing the country.
He said, there is a systemic deterioration of leadership across all levels of government, saying this has been the obstacle to the development of the country.
According to him, good governance in Nigeria is an abberation in the body polity, saying rule of law is key to this and must be accorded the desired respect to make things work better.
He also added that education, which according to him is key to economic development must be restructured with emphasis on technical and vocational education.
Ogunbiyi said, work ethics must be given adequate attention by every stakeholders to ensure productivity and see dignity in labour, saying, “we must all be diligent and go back to those core values that had made things worked for us”.
Speaking earlier, the Chairman of NUJ, Osun Council, Comrade Kehinde Ayantunji, reiterated the resolve of newsmen in the state to perform their statutory duties with high level of professionalism.
He said the ultimate goal of members of the union is to work towards building a just society where rule of law thrives without blemish.