General news

Fair approach to governance sure guarantee for democratic stability – Gov. Tambuwal

Published

on

Fair approach to governance sure guarantee for democratic stability – Gov. Tambuwal

The Governor of Sokoto State, Mr Aminu Tambuwal, says building national unity, inclusive and fair approach to governance is a sure guarantee for democratic stability in Nigeria.

Tambuwal stated this in his address at an international conference on ‘20 Years of Democracy in Nigeria: 1999-2019’ at Oxford University, UK .

The governor said that Nigeria’s fault lines and cleavages would be better managed where there was a sense of belonging by all groups within the nation.

“To do so, we need to learn from our past, be bold enough to see and accept where we have gotten it wrong.

“We must understand the need to pull together our best minds in a bid to build a lasting, fair, functional, truly representative and flexible institutions that work for all Nigerians,” he said.

Tambuwal also stressed the need for Nigeria to build strong institutions rather than individuals.

“Institutions, not individual protect collective interest and grow the Commonwealth in a fair, legal and lasting way.

“The lack of institutions that one can truly trust and full depends on perhaps is the biggest flaw of our 20 years of democracy,” he said.

To consolidate on the country’s democracy, Tambuwal said that a new Electoral Act which entrenches a foolproof electronic voting system and reduce the interference of security agencies in elections was urgent.

He also called for judiciary reform that enhanced the independence of the arm of government was key to the Nigeria democracy.

“Thirdly, the appointment of heads of security agencies, especially the police should be made subject to the legislative approval.

“The zero sum nature of Nigeria’s politics needs to be revisited in such a way that the winner takes all system is changed for a more inclusive system to eliminate estreme desperation to win elections,” he said.

Tambuwal said that looking back over the past two decades, Nigeria’s democracy was yet reached its potential.

He advised elected leaders to act for the benefit of all, not only by listening but also demonstrated that they were listening.

“As a Nigeria reflected on its 20 years of democracy, leaders must refocus their attention to the electorate,” he said.

 

The governor stressed the need to make as priority, the education and health sectors of the country in the development of her democracy.

He said that Nigeria needed leaders who understood that the greatest assets were children and the best way to nurture them was by given them quality education.

He said: “I believe that the burden of leadership must be share among those who understand that every ward in Nigeria should have a full-fledge functional secondary school.

He said that country needed to build health institutions and facilities that were near the people, affordable as well capable of preventing and curing sickness.

To win the issue of insecurity, Tambuwal stressed the need to focus on prevention through education, intelligent gathering as well as building a superior security force that could intercept, foil plans and actions aimed at bringing harm to citizens.

Edited & Vetted By: Kayode Olaitan
(NAN)

Oloniruha Emmanuel

Oloniruha Emmanuel: NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]nnn.ng. Disclaimer.

Heirs Holdings Significantly Expands Oil and Gas Portfolio Emergency Committee on COVID-19 advises on variants, vaccines Coronavirus – Eswatini: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) IOM Somalia supports new ‘telemedicine’ enhancement for migrants and host communities Coronavirus: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases as of 14 January 2021, 6 pm EAT Ogun Govt begins registration and payments for 2021 Hajj Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) END SARS: Winners Emerged at the National Poetry Competition Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – Zambia: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (14th January 2021) Coronavirus – Eritrea: Announcement from the Ministry of Health (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) Number of Central African refugees soars as violence intensifies Mounting hostilities disrupt aid delivery in the Central African Republic UN Delegation visits South West State to discuss support and collaboration in 2021 Statement attributable to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region Coronavirus – Gambia: COVID-19 update (14 January 2021) South Africa‘s Workshop17 starts new year as a global awards finalist & announces plans for a new workspace concept in Joburg Senegal already produces Gas: Investors should look Onshore Ogun Govt plans to upgrade Staff Development Centre to Public Service College Concerned about reports of violence ahead of Uganda elections, Secretary-General calls on all national stakeholders to ensure polls are inclusive, peaceful Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (13 January 2021) Coronavirus – Nigeria: COVID-19 update (13 January 2021) OUT NOW! 2nd Edition of “Billions At Play” charts recovery path for African Oil & Gas Sector Coronavirus – Kenya: COVID-19 update (13 January 2021) WHO Eritrea supports the Ministry of Health maternity waiting homes in remote areas with essential supplies atingi eLearning platform reaches nearly 1 Million African youth in 1st year Africa COVID-19 cases top 3 million, first wave peak surpassed WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa The spectacular rise of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) under Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem Safeguard yourself from falling victim to online trading scams Coronavirus – Gambia: COVID-19 update (13 January 2021) WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa Please Help Bobi Wine and the People of Uganda Urge the International Community to Play an Active Role Calling on The Uganda Government to Hold Free and Fair Elections Without Intimidation and Violence Underhand tactics suspected in race for Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency African Business Council applauds the start of trading on the basis of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Bank of Khyber transforms to Temenos Core and Digital Banking Platform Within the Framework of Cooperation between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation: Five Ministers Witness the Signing of ITFC’s 2021 Program Totaling US$ 1.1 Billion Aimed at Providing Integrated Trade Solutions to Egypt Coronavirus – Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Update (12th January 2021) Coronavirus – Malawi: COVID-19 update (12 January 2021) Coronavirus – Uganda: COVID-19 update (12 January 2021) Switzerland and The Gambia sign cooperation agreements on migration and civil aviation Coronavirus – Ethiopia: COVID-19 update (12th January 2021) Coronavirus – Rwanda: COVID-19 update (12 January 2021) How Nigerian Entrepreneur Oke Afolabi is Accelerating Digitalization of Banks in Nigeria Coronavirus – South Africa: COVID-19 update (12 January 2021)