Nigeria’s Challenges Too Many For Civilian Govt To Tackle – Banire

Challenges confronting Nigeria Too Many For Civilian Govt To Tackle — Banire
Muiz Banire

Legal luminary and a former commissioner in Lagos State, Dr. Muiz Banire (SAN), has reasoned that considering all the challenges the country is confronted with, the civilian administration might not be able to address them in a manner that is beneficial and sufficient for Nigerians.

Banire made this remark at the 11th Annual Symposium of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria B-Zone (MSSN B-Zone) in Ibadan with the theme: “The Nation’s Destiny.”

He stated that those competent Nigerians to rule the country might unfortunately not likely emerge in the present political system.

Banire pointed out that the electorate in Nigeria needed to be enlightened because most don’t know the reason they needed to vote for the right candidates and follow their conscience rather than collecting money.

He said that voting for a rightful candidate would help the country get to its desired destination and address the agitation on ethnoreligious and imperative inclusiveness.

“Considering all the challenges this nation is confronting, I suspect that the civilian administration might not be able to address them in a manner that is beneficial and sufficient. I’m beginning to think that we must have a person that will act as a dictator that can help us resolve this.”

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“Those competent Nigerians unfortunately are not likely to emerge in the kind of political system we practice. Restructuring is treated already against those that can do it and to that extent, most of them won’t even come forward. Those that can rule are being relegated with the term called Politically Exposed Person, that’s why that can’t show up. We are more or less at a quagmire and certainly, we have to look for an external way of dealing with the situation otherwise this country will collapse.”

“In fact, some of us lost hope and we believe that beyond hopelessness, it seems that the situation is still redeemable. Some fundamental changes need to happen for us to progress in this nation.”

“We need a lot of education for our people. Most of the people that vote in Nigeria today are uninformed and vulnerable people because the majority of them don’t reason why they are voting and who to vote for.”

“The stakeholders need to wake up and help to enlighten these people to do the right thing by not selling and wasting their votes. Until we achieve this, we will now have a credible leadership emerging and that’s when we will now get to our destination.”

“I don’t believe anybody beyond the age of sixty or above even needs to come out to rule Nigeria, because I know what it entails. It’s not about knowledge, health but energy. You can’t award a contract and be waiting for a response at Aso rock,” he posited.