Charles Omole, a legal scholar and consultant, has said civil servants are the biggest problem in Nigeria.
He added that they are far worse than politicians.
He said this while speaking at The Platform, a programme hosted by Poju Oyemade, Senior Pastor of Covenant Nation, on Saturday.
“Many people in Nigeria feel the biggest problem we have is the politicians. What if I tell you that is not true? Do you know what the biggest problem we in Nigeria? The biggest challenge we have to change this country is in our civil service.
“Those who know how Civil Service works know that they can grind any system to a halt,” Omole said.
“Many of them oppose modernisation. They oppose innovation. They like things being done manually. I wonder why? How many of you know that constitutionally, no Federal Minister in this country can sign a contract to give you job? How many of you understand that? It is the Permanent Secretary that do that.
“So how can a Minister steal without the Civil Service? In fact many times, it is the Civil Servants that teach the novice Minster how to do it.”
The Platform held in Iganmu, Lagos, and was themed ‘Is Devolution Of Powers The Solution To Nigeria’s Problem?’