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Nigeria must embrace restructuring to survive: Gov. Tambuwal

The Sokoto governor said “Nigeria must restructure its polity, economy, security and ways of doing things.”

• November 23, 2021
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Governor, Sokoto State (PHOTO CREDIT: Sokoto State Government)

The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF), Aminu Tambuwal has said that Nigeria must embrace restructuring to survive.

The governor stated this in his remark at a two-day PDP National Retreat with the theme: “It’s time to rescue Nigeria”, held on Tuesday in Abuja.

Mr Tambuwal, who is also the governor of Sokoto, added that Nigeria must embrace technology to tackle insecurity, unemployment and other social problems.

“Nigeria must restructure its polity, economy, security and ways of doing things. It must embrace relative autonomy and decentralisation of power.

“This will unleash the energies of our people, especially the young. It is time to allow Nigeria blossom. It is doable with all hands on deck.

“Secondly, we must embrace innovation and technology as a way of life. Technology will solve the youth unemployment time tomb.

“Technology will improve our agriculture, health, industrialisation, education and indeed, it has implications and impacts on all facets of our lives.

“It is in this respect that we continue to condemn the twitter ban as a retrogressive action that should never have happened,” Mr Tambuwal said.

He added that the PDP remained the only credible alternative to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and could not afford to fail Nigerians.

“We must keep hope alive. We can do it. Yes, we can, as Obama would say.

“The revitalized PDP shall be true to the words of our national anthem, ‘To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign’,” he said.

Mr Tambuwal said the PDP has learnt its lessons and is ready to retake power in 2023.

Referring to the PDP, the governor said, “A rickety vehicle cannot take Nigeria to its destination as the nation with possibilities for greatness and progress.

“PDP is now once again a well-oiled, serviced vehicle that will midwife the Nigeria of our dreams. It is indeed time to Rescue and Rebuild Nigeria,” he said.

Former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana in his presentation titled “An Overview of the PDP”, advised PDP leaders to work together as a team.

The former minister also urged PDP leaders to be dedicated to good governance, respect each other and show the willingness to serve the people.

“It is a very tough process of translating visions into reality, leaders must have a clear sense of priorities.

“Indeed, effective leadership has a lot to do with the wisdom of selecting a set of priorities. You cannot do everything at once.

“You must therefore seek the wisdom to decide the order of priorities. Wisdom is therefore a great asset for good leaders,” Mr Gana said.

Others at the event included former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governors Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Godwin Obaseki of Edo.

Also present were former Cross River governor Liyel Imoke and Chairman, PDP Disciplinary Committee, Tom Ikimi, among others.


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