Posted by News Express | 18 July 2020 | 1,587 times
By SUNNY OKIM
The newly launched political front, the Nigeria Consultative Front (NCF), has frowned at what it calls internal wrangling dogging the present government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, a situation the forum claims has continued to affect good governance and stability of the country.
NCF in a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs Bureau, Mallam Dr Tanko Yunusa and made available to News Express earlier today (Saturday), says never in the history of the country has any government been so chaotic that the centre can no longer hold.
The group cited the ongoing imbroglio at the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as one of the embarrassing situations the Buhari administration has brought upon the country.
Continuing the statement said,
“As if that was not enough, the theatrics and hoopla about the suspended acting chairman of the EFFC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu over allegation of sharp and underhand practices has again dramatically pitched Magu against the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, spiralling into supremacy and survival battle, which has heavily distracted governance and heating up the polity."
The statement also made reference to the recent suspension of the management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) by the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige with its attendant wrangling.
“Again, in a recent melodrama, the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, singlehandedly suspended the management of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, thereby opening a can of worms, which has since been throwing up allegations and counter allegations in which Ngige himself, in turn, has been accused of padding the NSITF 2020 budget with N1.2billion and five SUVs," said the statement.
“We, therefore, sadly wish to note that unless the chaotic self serving monster controlling the Buhari regime is urgently resisted and tamed by the Nigerian people, it will be very difficult for the country to know stability and good governance during the remaining period of the Buhari administration ” NCF said.
According to the statement, the group is particularly piqued that Nigeria appears rudderless at the moment, owing to the much talked about hijack of the Buhari government by a ruthless cabal which does not mean well for the country unless they can be massively challenged to reverse this ugly trend.
“Never in the history of the country have we suffered such decline in political leadership and meaningful governance with human development and economic prosperity gasping for breath. Such that from education to health and security, the country lies prostate to the extent that even our neighbor—Chad comparatively demonstrated leadership in the fight against insurgency, as the Chadian President, leading troops from the front, has been pushing the Boko Haram terrorists back into the Nigerian territory in clear demonstration of sincerity and courage in the fight against terrorism, when many of our gallant soldiers continue to fall in the hands of terrorists and bandits, four years after the Nigerian government claimed it has defeated Insurgency.
"To compound the country’s woes in the fight against terrorism, on Tuesday, the Nigerian Air Force lost its first and only female combat helicopter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, just 24years, in controversial circumstances,” the statement added.
While commiserating with the family of the fallen heroine, the group in the statement prayed that God will grant the entire country the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
NCF however urged men and women of goodwill, the Nigerian youths and masses to step out and be counted in the forum’s new agenda to rescue Nigeria from what it referred to as "rudderless ruling political leadership which has held the country by the jugular since 1999".
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