No government can resolve every issue, claims Buhari.
On Monday, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retired) stated that no one government could resolve all of the issues facing the nation.
He claimed that building on the foundations set by earlier administrations was the only viable solution.
Speaking at the State of the Nation Dialogue hosted by the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja, Buhari was represented by Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
“I’ll argue that no one government in this nation would be able to fix Nigeria’s problems, but as we build on the procedures established by succeeding administrations, keeping in mind what has already been done, we’ll create our dreams, pick one or two areas to focus on, and go 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,” he said.
Speaking 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.
While praising the majority of presidential contenders for their pledges to start a big hiring drive for the country’s security agencies, Arase pointed out that in order to make the country safe for everyone, technology and numerical strength must work together.
Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, emphasized the need of including women and young people in Nigeria’s efforts to advance its national development in her keynote speech.
Only 3.6% of Nigerian women are represented in the national legislature. I urge you to give gender equality, women’s rights, and increasing the representation of women in government a priority.
Yakubu Maikyau, the president of the NBA, had earlier blamed attorneys for some of the social issues afflicting Nigeria and asked its citizens to forget the past and look forward to a new country where lawyers would be the champions of just government, justice, and progress.
“I must therefore apologize to Nigerians for the abandonment of our responsibilities as I have the honor to lead the Bar at this time. In contrast to fulfilling our principal duty to provide advice and/or offer themselves for the development of our country’s cause, we are today’s bar members are more well-known for how much money we charge our customers, he stated.