The National President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Ambali Olatunji, has said that Nigeria is drifting towards collapse and no longer the country the citizens dream of.
Olatunji who made the remarks at the 7th State Quadrennial Inauguration of the newly elected Executives to run the affairs of NULGE in Kogi State, disclosed that the country is on the brink of collapse.
He said that Nigeria was drifting owing to bad leadership, adding that the last four years under the present administration shows that the country has no one in charge, drifting with nobody in control.
“This is not the Buhari Nigerians voted. Nigerians to pray, rise to the occasion to elect credible leaders in 2023, pointing out that the President has failed to provide security to the nation’s insecurity,” Olatunji said.
He lamented that the country is going through the worst of insecurity, adding that the Federal Capital Territory is now vulnerable to insurgents, a situation he described as a “shame”.
He called on the Minister of Finance and the Central Bank Governor to “with immediate effect resign from office”, since both of them has failed in their responsibility
He described the exchange rate which is on the high, as a shame due to the policy of the financial managers, pointing out that they are allegedly bereft if ideas.
He lamented that Nigeria is now a country that has no one leading, pointing out that 2023 is time to vote out poor leadership, vote for a visionary leaders and not on sentiments.
The NULGE president urged the local government workers to vote only leaders who are in support of local government autonomy.
Olatunji blamed the current challenge of insecurity, joblessness, poverty, insurrection witnessed in the country on poor management in local government administration.
Olatunji said that the time for community policing as solution to insecurity has become apt if the government is determined to save the country.
He called on the APC, PDP and Labour Party presidential candidates to speak on local government autonomy, adding that a vote for local government autonomy is a vote for development.
He charged the new NULGE leadership in Kogi state to be open, transparent, carry everyone along on board of leadership, urging them to continue to be dutiful in service to the members.
He warned council workers in Kogi state against misconduct and wished the new State executives well in the discharge of their assignment to the members.