A Member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Prince Tony Momoh has charged the Senate to use the opportunity of the coming review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) to make Nigeria a more workable project.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mallam Balarabe Oshiafi, the former Minister of Information and Culture said that he had already captured his own suggestions in a book which he was willing to make available to the lawmakers.
“My thoughts on the way forward are captured in the publication titled ‘To Save Nigeria, Let’s Talk’ and I’m formally sending it to the Committee as my contribution.
“Before the lockdown, we sent out over 50,000 copies to critical stakeholders. Certainly we need to decongest the political space so economic deregulation could become automatic”, Momoh said.
Some of the suggestions in the release are that law making become part time; that there should be unicameral legislature (Senate); that the local government should now be wholly run by regional government and that community policing should be re-energised.
The prolific author said in the press statement that politics remained the biggest endeavor in Nigeria today and that the pull was pecuniary.
“If we divest powers and revert to making the elective office that of service, the inordinate scramble to grab power and the accompanying vices will reduce drastically”, Momoh averred.
According to the elder statesman: “The economy is wobbling because we spend too much on governance and there is very little left for development'”.