Organized labour has said insufficiency in democratic practices among politicians is worsening the crisis of governance in the country saying, security and economic challenges can only be overcome if ordinary people are involved in governance.
Comrade Aremu however hailed President Buhari administration for the bailouts funds made available to States “to ease their fiscal challenges and other obligations including payment of salaries”.
While acknowledging the efforts of the Federal authorities with respect to Public safety and security in degrading the Boko Haram insurgency, comrade Aremu said efforts should be at prevention of violence through inclusive development and governance saying persistence violence had compounded “the crisis of productivity, unemployment and value addiction” in the affected North East region.
On security, he urged President Buhari and governors in the crisis-ridden states to heed the advise of Professor Mahmoud Jega, former INEC chairman who at 2018 Democracy Day Lecture said that both the Federal and states authorities should urgently develop “capacity, institutions, structures and process of peace building” as a necessary condition for democratic consolidation. He said it was unacceptable for Nigeria that had been adjudged a peace building nation in war torn Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan to be afflicted with preventable crisis adding that “it was time Nigeria’s peace /charity ship berthed at home”