…says present government ‘ll take Nigerians to promise land
Against all the criticisms and condemnation coming from almost all quarters aso well as every nook and cranny of the country about Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency on its policies and governance, Senator Olurunnimbe Mamora has admonished Nigerians not to see Buhari’s Presidency as a mistake.
He added that whatever Nigerians are passing through today remains part of the experience that they must have and pass through In order to strengthen current democratic system that would bring good governance thereafter, saying: “Do not forget that democracy is not a destination, but it’s a process.”
Speaking exclusively with the Issues Magazine at Ijebu-Ife in Ijebu east local government area of Ogun state, the two-term Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly noted that Nigerians should not give up and should not engage in bad criticisms, but move away from corruption and other immoral activities, and support Buhari’s Presidency in order to achieve desired goals.
He declared that those countries of the world where democracy and good governance thrives, do not just begin in a day or a year, but have been with the democracy for centuries before they could get it rightly, enjoying appreciable level of much dividend, and therefore, Nigerians must not back out of struggle.
He said, “Even, the country that have been in existence for over two hundred years, while its system needs to be redefined, they still have issues to deal with. Therefore, this is not the time for us to lose hope, and I want to tell you bodly that there is a strong hope in this government.”
While speaking on the governing ability and economic policies of President Buhari and his team, the Senator submitted that the president inherited huge problems and challenges that are very enormous to tackle which include, insecurity, corruption, decay infrastructure, distrust among other challenges.
He observed, “Having considered the present government, the government of APC under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, we believe we can address our problems and I’m sure that it’s just a matter of time, change is a difficult thing.
“The human nature does not really want change but it’s a gradual process and I am sure that with our determination, commitment and patience, Nigerians will definitely get to their promise land.
“I disagree to some who, are saying that voting President Buhari into power is a mistake, I disagree with them absolutely. You have to look at what the president is doing within the concept of the promises made, once he combats corruption and insecurity in the economy.
“But, I can tell you categorically that the president has done well for combatting the insurgency and the corruption; while the economy is a function of a global downtown in terms of money from oil which is the main thing of our economy and it’s a global issue.
“It’s not good for people to be saying that voting President Buhari as a President of Nigeria is a mistake, or he doesn’t know how to govern, I disagree because President Buhari will lead this country to the promise land.”
He however, appealed to every Nigerian as well as local and foreign investors to look inward and support the current move to diversify Nigerian economy from crude oil, explaining that it was high time there was massive investment in agriculture and manufacturing in order to really increase local production.
He said, “That is why the government of President Buhari is talking about the diversification. We need to go into the solid minerals, agriculture and manufacturing, that’s why we need to be patient, we need to be determined and to give out our absolute support to the Federal Government, and I can tell you that we will get there.”