September 5, 2012
I write to use your widely read medium to commend the Federal Government and particularly the minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the speedy work already done on budget 2013 which we heard will be presented to the National Assembly by September ending. I think we must cheer up this administration for finally making plan for presentation early enough to allow the legislature enough time to get the final budget ready by December. Like all ordinary Nigerians, I was worried when lawmakers accused the executive of not implementing budget 2012. Later when I read the testimony of the minister of finance and his promise that 2012 budget would be fully implemented and that 2013 budget will be ready by September, I thought Ngozi has also joined politicians in their lies. But reports I have been reading showed that indeed the implementation of budget 2012 has climbed up from the reported six five percent to over seventy per cent. ...
September 4, 2012
In democracy, we should not be in different to the quality and character of those who to seek our mandate. The consequences of bad leadership may ultimately affect the quality of democratic governance. Detachment from true democracy can lead to the election of wrong people as leaders. Throughout the democratic world, the citizens are keenly concerned about the qualities of their leaders. In places where it functions and flourishes without hindrance, representative democracy often delivers the bulk of its intended benefits to the people, making it perhaps the most cherished system of governance at the modern times. These benefits that have now come to be regarded as the proverbial ‘’ Dividends of Democracy’’ In Gombe state, since thereturn of the new democracy in 1999, the people have witnessed different styles of governance from the time of former Governor Abubakar Habu Hashidu of ANPP who had only one tenure and equally m...