FROM: DUTSE SULEIMAN
A Dutse based Economist, Mal. Shuaibu Musa Kafin- Gana has
said for the president elect to succeed in office he has to comply
with the ten parameters of good governance
In a chat with our correspondent, Gana listed the parameters as Vision
driven, participatory, accountability, transparent, and consensus
Others include equity and inclusiveness, effective and efficient, rule
of law oriented, responsive, and developmental in orientation.
To Kafin-Gana, we know the president-elect was somebody embodied with
integrity, and incorruptible personality, going by his time, we know
how far he has gone, and achieved I mean during his twenty months in
office as the then Military Head of state. So going by the prevalent
situation in the country, I am confident is going to be very easy for
him to diffuse the most confronting problems bedeviling the country.
My reasons are clear and straight forward, because I belief the
president-elect has the capacity, the intellectual technocrats he has
in mind as Lieutenants, in which I have the belief that himself and
all classes of technocrats he may wish to appoint as members of his
cabinet, have the knowledge, and idea of what the out-going government
did and where it stopped, in making adjustment, amendments, in
addressing the problems, even though it will be in phases, since it is
easier to make mistakes, but corrections has to be done
Other areas that need surgeon operations are Health, Agriculture,
revival of the collapse social infrastructure, among others.
Also there is the need for the in-coming government to articulate a
frame work plan on job creation to be pursue periodically, as issues
of unemployment has long term precaution, and serious time consumed
investment that cannot be overcome over night but gradually.
According to him, the bone of contention was politician’s bogus fixed
salary and allowances approved by them to the detriment of the down
trodden masses. This trend must be revisited, since if one is elected
into certain public office, one take himself as superior more than a
University lecturer or a season civil servant who passes all cadres of
promotion, and yet his wage bill is not up to one quarter of an
elected politician. This trend must be reviewed for effectiveness of
social justice, since statistics has shown that public office holders
consumed more than twenty seven percent of the country’s budget so
that issue of poverty and corruption could be minimize, otherwise we
will continue to be overclouded with poverty. We can only fight
corruption starting with slashing salary, allowances and extra
spending of political office holders if at all we are serious in
tackling the menace which serves as cancer-worm in our blood.
Dr. Suleiman, I agree with you on your submission, however, policies should be made to control for good governance.
For instance, uncontrollable deforestation, and destruction of wetlands for construction is unacceptable. We need to show the world that we can do things right. There must be adherence to laws at all levels. What we have now is a free for all system, where people do whatever they want, and it shouldn’t be so. We have a long way to go in terms of making laws, regulations, and adheranc. We should rally round the government to succeed.