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Why Nigeria continues to fail despite efforts

Why Nigeria continues to fail despite efforts
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Aregbesola, Fayemi and Ahmed criticizes failed campaign promises by campaigners.

Despite efforts at developing Nigeria’s social and economic status quo, there has been no significant changes. Former governor or Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi and cohorts, Rauf Aregbesola and Abdulfatah Ahmed, former governors of Osun and Kwara states respectively have however pointed out the poor national revenue generation, failure in the implementation of campaign promises and unemployment as the main reasons that have stunted the country’s development. This was revealed at the anniversary edition of an online media outlet, NPO, with the theme, “2023 and beyond: Tracking Campaign Promises for Good Governance” which took place at the National Merit House, Abuja.

The event was designed to facilitate responses from political heads on methods for overtly holding politicians accountable over their election promises. On reasons why Nigeria’s developments have not inclined over the years, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who is presently the country’s Minister of Interior, noted that the country had overtly failed at efficiently organizing the local government structure across the country. He lamented that the country, though vast and with a population of over 200 million people, did not have an effective national revenue base. He stated that the increasing unemployment had greatly affected the country, especially in the case of national development.

Aregbesola admits a knowledge gap on governance within the country.

He added that there was a knowledge gap on governance in the country. He expressed his concern as to the inefficacy of Nigeria’s federation, noting that there was no third tier governance in the federation. Aregbesola again stated that it was immensely important to re-educate ourselves on the idea of federation. He complained about the incapacity of the local government to function in Nigeria, in contrast to other federal countries like America, India and Germany. He alluded this inability to the lack of self-sustainability of the local governments in Nigeria.

The Minister for Interior also questioned why the country still faced challenges, heavily criticizing the lack of revenue management and employment for the over 200 million population. With less than 5 percent working and earning comfortably, the tendency for development is definitely low. He further pointed out that the country’s per capita income generated from oil was also very low. He noted that without employability for at least half the population, zero progress would be recorded.

Despite challenges, governors still raise efforts to develop the state.

Kayode Fayemi, a former governor of Ekiti State, whilst explaining reasons for most failed implementation of campaign promises by political figures, admitted that the state governors still pumped in a lot of efforts towards ensuring socioeconomic development, despite challenges. He noted that upon assuming office, state governors are mostly faced with intense challenges that affect their proposed policies. He pointed that even when they try to fix these problems, time elapses with many promises, unfulfilled.

The Former Kwara State Government, Abdulfatah Ahmed, also during his presentation urged Nigerians against being blown away by sugarcoated campaign promises. He advised that Nigerians must rather consider the quality, efficiency, mental alertness and suitability of all the candidates involved before their choices of candidates towards the impending general election that is to hold in the next month. He also explained that it was important for campaigners to conform to the country’s budget, for a successful implementation of campaign promises.

Everyone must be collectively involved in the budgeting process.

Abdulfatah further noted that budgeting should not be handled as an academic course, as everyone must collectively be involved in the budgeting process. He pointed out that with the campaign promises traced to the budget, it would be easier to reduce them to measurable deliveries, in a bid to judge the performance of elected representatives. Importantly, he said that the checking the capabilities of those who make these campaigns should be most relevant in making choices towards the general election.


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9 days ago

Why Nigeria continues to fail despite effortsAregbesola, Fayemi and Ahmed criticizes failed campaign promises by campaigners. – Express your point of view.

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9 days ago

We are not doing the right thing. So I don’t understand the efforts they are talking about us. If we do the right things, we will get a right output that matches our inputs.

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9 days ago

Ous country has remained stagnant because most of our elected officers fails on campaign promises rather ther enrich themselves by amassing wealth for themselves and families.

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9 days ago

There have been no major shifts in Nigeria’s social or economic status quo, despite the efforts that have been put into developing the status quo.

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9 days ago

The purpose of the gathering was to encourage replies from political heads on techniques for overtly holding politicians accountable in relation to their electoral promises.

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9 days ago

When it comes to making decisions on the general election, checking the capabilities of individuals who make these campaigns should be of the utmost importance.

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9 days ago

It was of the utmost importance for us to refresh our understanding of the concept of federation.

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9 days ago

The country as a whole has been profoundly impacted, most notably in terms of national development, by the alarmingly high rate of unemployment.

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9 days ago

Despite the best efforts of all involved, the social and economic status quo in Nigeria has not changed significantly.

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9 days ago

The ineffectiveness of the local government in Nigeria, in comparison to that of other federal countries such as the United States of America, will have a negative impact on economic expansion.

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9 days ago

We should be aware that state governors are typically confronted with significant problems that have an effect on the policies they propose.

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9 days ago

The three main factors that have slowed the country’s progress are weak national revenue creation, broken campaign pledges, and unemployment. The country had been significantly impacted by the rising unemployment, particularly in terms of national development.

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9 days ago

The ineffectiveness of the local government in Nigeria, in comparison to that of other federal countries such as the United States of America, will have a negative impact on economic expansion.

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9 days ago

Our nation has failed to advance because the majority of our elected officials have prioritized personal enrichment and the accumulation of wealth for themselves and their families over keeping the promises they made during their campaigns.

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9 days ago

Most of our elected officials have failed to deliver on their promises and have instead amassed money for themselves and their families, contributing to the country’s lack of progress.

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8 days ago

Most of the campaigners are just making mouth for them to be elected when getting the post they fail to keep their promise which they made to the people assuming they are all keeping their promise our country will have progress than this

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8 days ago

There several reasons why Nigeria will continue to fail. One of such reasons is the deeply seated corruption in all levels of government sectors.

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8 days ago

Because the majority of elected officials in our country fall short of their campaign pledges, they instead choose to enrich themselves by accumulating riches for their families and themselves.

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8 days ago

most of our elected officials break their campaign promises,hence, our nation has remained stagnant. Particularly in terms of national development, the country had been greatly damaged by the rising unemployment rate.

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8 days ago

We have so many elected leaders that has failed to do what they promise during campaign. They don’t really care about the country

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7 days ago

It very pathetic that after sixty years of independence Nigeria is still crawling. With all our human and mineral resources we are still trying to develop. Politicians are good at making promises without fulfilling them because the Nigerian system of government is faulty. Therefore there is the need for restructuring to allow for better governance.

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