- Balarabe Musa has revealed solutions to the challenges faced by Nigeria
- Musa said said politics has been on its low in Nigeria with the constant brawl between the National Assembly and the Presidency since 2015
- He also said a constitutional revolution is needed in Nigeria
A former governor of the old Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, has said that there is need for constitutional change for sustainable development in Nigeria.
Musa said such change must come through the National Assembly before the scheduled 2019 general election.
The former governor, in a interview with Vanguard said politics has been on its low in Nigeria with the constant brawl between the National Assembly and the Presidency since 2015.
Musa said: "Sincerely, I don’t foresee any light! The only bright light I foresee come 2019 is if we can bring about a constitutional change through the National Assembly."
"But, unfortunately, the National Assembly and the Presidency have been at each other’s throats since the beginning of this government in 2015.
So you can’t expect a good constitutional change when the executive and the legislative have never agreed.
The latest development is that the government is staging a strategic attack on the National Assembly by humiliating the Senate President and the National Assembly is retaliating by threatening to impeach President Buhari. In a situation like this, how do you expect a peaceful constitutional change to happen? It won’t happen!
The former governor also said that the only change that would bring expected development in Nigeria would come through revolution by the masses.
He said such change follow continued attacks between executive and legislative arms of government of countries.
"In fact, we should expect the worst. A revolution, that is a change brought about by the power of the masses, a situation whereby citizens take over the affairs of the state themselves. It has happened in some parts of the world where the executive and legislative arms of government were at loggerheads and the problem was affecting good governance.
There is no way the case of Nigeria will be different from those countries that experienced it. It can happen in Nigeria. Europe faced what we are facing now and they solved theirs through constitutional revolution," Musa said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Musa had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to restructure Nigeria.
The former governor said Nigeria would remain in arrested development unless it is restructured to achieve true federalism.
He said the states across Nigeria are virtually all unviable entities which are incapable of continuing to exist as viable constituent units of a true federal structure.
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