Tony Momoh writes the National Assembly on decongesting the political space
A Member of the Board of Trustees of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Prince Tony Momoh has charged the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria 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, Momoh said, “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 fiftty thousand copies to critical stakeholders. Certainly we need to decongest the political space so economic deregulation could become automatic”.
The former Minister of Information and culture said in the release that politics is the biggest endeavor in Nigeria today and that the pull is 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 averrred.
He also added, “The economy is wobbling because we spend too much on governance and there is very little left for development'”.
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.
Mallam Balarabe OSHIAFI