Sam Amadi Speaks on Why Tinubu's Govt Is 'Failing', Advises Him On What To Do

Sam Amadi Speaks on Why Tinubu's Govt Is 'Failing', Advises Him On What To Do

  • Sam Amadi has urged President Bola Tinubu to rethink and restructure his administration radically
  • Amadi criticised Tinubu for relying on former associates from his time as governor, arguing they are out of touch with federal governance realities
  • Amadi emphasised the need for Tinubu to prioritise effective governance and administration in the country

FCT, Abuja - In a bold statement, the director of the Abuja School of Social and Political Thoughts, Dr. Sam Amadi, has urged President Bola Tinubu to overhaul his administration by removing outdated loyalists and appointing fresh, competent leaders.

The political analyst, who spoke exclusively with on Saturday, June 14, noted that the president must begin to take governance seriously as the country is in a dire situation.

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Sam Amadi advises Tinubu
Sam Amadi advises Tinubu Photo credit: Bloomberg/Sam Amadi
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He said:

"My advice to the president is that he should radically rethink and restructure his government starting from the topmost position.

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"He needs to at least remove half of the ministers, he needs to remove many people in the villa, and bring in people who are not necessarily loyalists, people who didn't work with him during his tenure as governor."

Recycling outdated leaders

Amadi criticised the president for relying on former associates from his time as governor, arguing that they are out of touch with the current realities of federal governance.

His words:

"The recycling of those who worked with him as governor, who had lost touch with reality, who have not upgraded from state to federal and managed the federal government is what will accumulate to failure.

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"We saw some mild form of that failure with Osinbajo when he brought the Lagos people and he could not grapple with the complexities of the federal government."

Tinubu urged to get governance right ahead of 2027

Amadi highlighted personnel issue as a significant barrier to effective governance and emphasised the need for new perspectives and skills.

He said:

"I think that the personnel problem is huge. If Tinubu does well in governance, he has done his campaign for the 2027 elections.
"But currently, Tinubu as a political strategist is overshadowing him as an administrator, and he needs to first reassert and rebalance that, putting more administration ahead of politics."

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