Former Vice Chancellor, College of Nigeria Nsukka, Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, has thrown his improve in the back of the decision by way of Malam Mamman Daura that competence and meritocracy must be positioned above each and every more thing in regards to the collection of Nigeria’s President in 2023.
He famous that the decision used to be apt and well timed.
In a remark he issued and made to be had to DAILY POST in Kaduna, Ozumba mentioned, “Maximum Nigerians would have wanted that Mr. Daura made this place recognized a lot previous than now. This might were useful in shaping the nationwide political panorama and atmosphere the tone for a extra solid, egalitarian, non violent and innovative Nigerian country.”
He famous, “Be that as it will, it’s by no means past due to start out once more; in view of the present place being canvassed by way of anyone who may well be regarded as a veritable mouthpiece of Buhari’s central govt.”
The previous Vice Chancellor seen that with the advantage of hindsight, it could no longer be mistaken to aver that what has failed the country for greater than 4 many years isn’t rotation, however Nigeria’s lack of ability as a country to enthrone advantage and competence in rotational management. “It will be tricky to advance arguments diametrically antagonistic to advantage and competence-based management,” he added.
A just right chief will have to have the competence and capability to guide and encourage, he seen, “Once we check out how a ways we’ve long past since independence, we can not however want for visionary management down the road as much as the civil carrier the place I feel federal personality must be mirrored in response to advantage and competence.”
Professor Chukwuma Ozumba defined that as an elder statesman of status, Malam Mamman Daura will have to have discovered, that mediocre management has failed Nigeria and has develop into the bane of our nationwide construction. “To this extent, I want to align myself with Daura’s place. I totally believe him that our best possible must lead a post-Buhari presidency to be able to unite the rustic, repair our damaged politics and chart a brand new route for inclusive enlargement and construction of Nigeria,” he added.
In a heterogeneous atmosphere akin to ours they’re complementary, he famous that Federal Personality can have its problem however in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious atmosphere akin to ours, it has its advantages, including that the cry of marginalization by way of quite a lot of sections of the rustic arises from their feeling of being sufferers of exclusiveness, as a substitute of beneficiaries of inclusiveness.
He additional seen, “I’m minded to suppose, on nearer take a look at Daura’s place, that he didn’t recommend that zoning or rotation of the presidency must be jettisoned. As an issue of truth, Malam Daura’s place seems to improve advantage and competence whilst permitting huge latitude for rotational presidency the place imaginable. Even with none empirical proof, one must suppose that almost all Nigerians would favor a rotation of the presidency for causes of balance, team spirit, variety, inclusiveness and the chance of giving everybody a way of belonging.”
He added that many political pundits interpreted this to imply that Malam Mamman Daura, who’s President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, is in favour of competence or advantage as a substitute of zoning or rotating the presidency.
Professor Chukwuma Ozumba mentioned that shut buddies of Malam Mamman Daura would no longer thoughts if a Put up-Buhari president comes from the South or the North supplied emphasis shifts from the tribe or area to the competence of the chief. To this extent, he mentioned, “I’m in general settlement with Malam Mamman Daura.”