The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani-Bello, has on Thursday, lamented on the high level of corruption in the country, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.,
Speaking at a 2-day ‘Get Involved Leadership’ training, in Minna, the State capital, Governor Bello said: “The problem with Nigeria today is enormous, every sector is corrupted. There is no country that can develop with the level of corruption we have.
“When you have a system where only limited or few people are transparent, the system can never work.”
He submitted that as a result of the high level of corruption in the polity, political positions, either elective or those appointed, have always gone to the highest bidder, a development he described as unacceptable in a sane and civilised society.
He also argued that only quality Leadership can fix Nigeria, urging the youths to get involved in the politics of the country, from the grassroots.
He said that once the youths have a say in the party at the Ward levels, they will be able to determine who will represent them in elections.
He added: “To effect the change, you must participate in the political process. It is difficult, but it is not enough to stay on the sidelines, you must contribute your own quota to the change.
“To effect change, start from nomination in the political parties.”
Governor Sani-Bello berated the Officials of Political parties, especially at the Ward levels, saying: “What we have now is the highest bidder, the quality and calibre of Ward Executives we have seen, it as a means of making money.”
He also drummed up support for women participation in politics, suggesting that at least 40 percent of political appointments and elective positions, should deliberately be reserved for women, whom he said are more transparent and honest in the handling of public funds.
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