- Hajia Inna Ciroma, a former minister of women affairs, has spoken about those who are in opposition to President Buhari’s government
- Ciroma says Nigeria belongs to everybody irrespective of religion or region and so good opinions are welcome
- She however advised that the government to listen to genuine advice from Nigerians when they are given
Hajia Inna Ciroma, a former minister of women affairs, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari government to listen to Nigerians’ advice.
According to Nigerian Tribune, Ciroma said if people criticize the government, it does not mean that they want it to fail.
''They want them to succeed like telling them to look at the areas they are lagging behind and telling them what they can do to change things.''
NAIJ.com gathered that she said there is a between People Democratic Party (PDP) government and All Progressive Party APC administration .
According to her: "There is no way you will form a government without constituting the board of parastatals in the first six to eight months.
''Since 1999, PDP would always come up with plans of what to do and timelines. For two years now, we don’t have over 70 per cent of the board of parastatals.
''They have not been constituted. And things are not moving. If you don’t have the boards…some of the decisions will have to be taken by the boards of these parastatals and government agencies.
''If you don’t have the boards in place, it slows down government process. So, when PDP comes to power, normally, we come with plans of what to do.
‘''So, we always know what to do. But these ones, I think they have some confusion somewhere. I don’t know.''
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The former minister however said that the current government effort have partially succeeded in some areas while they have failed woefully in some other areas.
She said: ''I’m from Borno in the North East and I can safely say that as far as the security situation is concerned, they have recorded some successes.
''We can now sleep in Borno but not very soundly as they promised to do. But at least, they have recorded some successes.
''But on the economy, we all know what we all going through. They promised to do so many things, but as far as we are concerned, we are yet to see them.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com earlier reported that a women group in Imo state has held a prayer session for the quick recovery and safe return of President Mohammad Buhari.
The women under the auspices of the Okigwe South Women, who held a one-day prayer summit at the local government headquarters of Obowo LGA of Imo state, also prayed for the nation and asked for God’s guidance for all political leaders in the country.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of Nigerians speaking on who they would vote for in 2019 between President Buhari and Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state