Former Minister Opens Up, Explains Why He Deserves To Be Jailed

Former Minister Opens Up, Explains Why He Deserves To Be Jailed

  • Leaders across the country have been urged to be of good conscience and lead the Nigerian people aright
  • This call was made by a former minister of works, Ibrahim Musa Kazaure during an interview with Radio France International
  • According to Kazaure, all former and serving public holders in various offices across Nigeria stole the country blind

A former Nigerian minister, Musa Kazaure, has said that many politicians and those who have held public offices including governors, ex-governors, presidents and ex-presidents should be jailed.

Kazaure who served as the minister of works said the manner in which some politicians serve the country is horrible.

Musa Kazaure
The former minister said actions taken by leaders affect the life and well-being of the populace Photo: Ibrahim Musa Kazaure
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Daily Trust reports that Kazaure lamented that since Nigerian regained its democracy in 1999, politicians have continued to sabotage the nation.

His words:

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“Even me talking to you, what we did to Nigeria, we deserve to be jailed."

Noting that Nigerian politicians have failed the people and the country, Kazaure condemned the level of stealing done in Nigeria.

According to him, politicians and public office holders across Nigeria are involved in stealing funds on quite a high scale.

Kazaure who served as Nigeria's ambassador to Saudi Arabia said it is unfortunate that with all the available human and material resources the country is blessed with, not one sector of the economy can be said to be succeeding.

Also decrying the challenges faced by citizens due to the actions and roles played by the politicians, the former minister leaders have the opportunity to make a change but those in Nigeria have ceased to take such chances.

Kazaure added:

“I used to say, I, Ibrahim Musa Kazaure, we have cheated Nigeria and her poor masses. To tell you the truth, we are all the same. What we did during our time wasn’t what we should have done because some of us got the opportunity and some didn’t.

“Not (just) this government, all of us have done nothing. If we have done something, Nigeria wouldn’t be the way it is today because we have the money and manpower but see what these small countries have turned to. They have become tourist sites to Nigerians. It’s shameful."

Nigeria's education and persisting ASUU strike

Further decrying the constant industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kazaure said it is clear that development is far from Nigeria.

He noted:

“It is in Nigeria that the education system is still going on strike. Then when are we going to develop? I am not going to occupy any seat in Nigeria even if they will give me for free. Whatever position one will offer.
“I challenge everyone in Nigeria, even the president, to go and check. I have spoken the truth. Whoever stole Nigeria’s money should return it. I told Buhari that whoever stole should be arrested, including myself, we should return it if proven."

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It was gathered that President Buhari did not inform the National Assembly that he would transmit power to Osinbajo while he is away on medical routines in England.

This means that the President did not follow statutory processes contained in the Nigerian Constitution to transmit power to Osinbajo.

It is not clear at the moment if Osinbajo is at the helm of affairs while the president is away as there is no official statement from him yet.

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However, the interim chairman, Sani Bello has vehemently stated that his role as the party leader is on an acting basis.

Bello who recently inaugurated the zonal chairmen of the APC has also summoned the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

This meeting is expected to formulate plans that will highlight the schedule of the party's national conventions slated for Saturday, March 26.

Source: Legit.ng

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