Elder statesman, Professor Ango Abdullahi, has said that Nigerians are in trouble, but “the way out is for Nigerians to agree that the machinery that are on ground today are not appropriate”.
Newsbreak reports that Prof. Abdullahi, the convener of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), stated that the caliber of politicians Nigerians are trusting with their mandate are “failed” leaders.
While asking Nigerians to prepare for the troubled days ahead regardless of who emerges winner in the 2023 presidential election, Vanguard quotes Abdullahi as saying: “What I will tell Nigerians is that we are in trouble and the way out is for Nigerians to agree that Nigeria is in trouble and that the machineries that are on ground today, that are expected to find solution to the challenges facing Nigeria are not appropriate and we have to go back to the drawing board to see what we can do to save the Nigeria of the future.
“I believe the politicians have failed. My belief is that the political class has over the years failed to produce the kind of quality leadership we require to deal with the problems of Nigeria and which means that we should look for quality materials, not necessarily within the mainstream political parties, from outside and there have been a lot of discussions in Nigeria recently about technocrats.”