Former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that Nigeria’s current system isn’t working.
Gatekeepers News reports that Former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that Nigeria’s past and present policies are not working adding that the country needs a vision for the future.
Saraki made the comment during the presentation of a book by Seun Awogbenle, “The Urgency of Now; Why Nigeria needs a Vision of Prosperity and Liberty.”
Saraki noted that the rot that we are currently in is overwhelming that if care is not taken, the country may be on the road towards a dangerous path.
He added that the mainstay for Nigeria’s development agenda must be anchored on human capital development for our young people.
“Just the other day the Economists’ article on the state of affairs in Nigeria; the title of the article which was ‘Nigeria is stuck in the rot’, emphasises the need for the nation’s vision as emphasised by Seun’s ‘Urgency of Now’ book advocate for.
“On page four of the book, the author argues that the lead thing for our collective future must be founded on the vision and ideas of our young, on this, I wholeheartedly agree with him. As much as we realise that our nation needs the experience of its older generation, we must come to accept that we need the energy, passion, drive and determination of our young people.
“It is the young people of every generation that have the fire to insist on the now. This is because young people understand that change doesn’t come by waiting for it. That is why today it gives me great joy when I reflect on the eighth senate when I had the opportunity to see the delegation from YIAGA come pushing for Not-too-young-to-run bill.
“I remember that time that they were sceptical if it is possible that the bill will be passed, but I told them that it would be passed. I am happy it was one of those that we did work hard and it was passed.” Saraki said.
He said for the country to witness rapid development, young people must be integrated into all levels of the country’s development planning.
Saraki asked the youths to push for the passing of the electoral act amendment bill to ensure that the electoral process is fair, credible and transparent.