By Clifford Ndujihe
A stress group, the New Nigeria Collective, NNC, has counseled President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NNC additionally lauded Federal Government’s granting bailouts to state authorities, and monetary autonomy to states’ judiciary and legislature, discount in gas worth, and sustenance of synergy among the many three arms of presidency within the final 12 months.
It, nevertheless, picked holes within the lopsided appointments and decried recurring killings throughout the nation, authorities’s fixed borrowing and fixed rivalry amongst some inter-governmental companies.
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These have been a part of the group’s evaluation of Buhari’s administration within the final 5 years, which it dubbed “The good, bad and ugly.”
After a National Executive Committee, NEC, assembly on the difficulty, NNC in a communiqué by its Chairman, Adeola Adewunmi and Secretary, Olutunbosun Osifowora, stated: “The Buhari administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, reduction in pump prices of petroleum products, bringing the country of recession and stabilising the economy are some of the key areas the Buhari administration has performed creditably well.”
Among others, the NNC described the developments within the agriculture sector as mind-blowing, noting additionally that the varsity feeding programme of the federal government is a plus that can’t be shoved apart.
However, the organisation challenged authorities to urgently tackle some low factors within the administration similar to fixed borrowings, allegation of lack of transparency within the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and insecurity challenges.