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Agbakoba tasks Buhari on nation rebuilding

19 May 2015, 16:31

Lagos - Human Rights Activist and maritime lawyer, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, on Monday urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to begin his administration with the rebuilding of the nation.

Agbakoba made the plea in Lagos.

He said it was necessary and important that Buhari made an emergency proclamation before the National Assembly to enable him tackle the foundational problems before any meaningful structure could be built.

Agbakoba said that Buhari should also be ready to present his report card for the first 100 days even as he would begin on the path of rebuilding the nation.

"My own advice is that the president-elect needs to build on his massive goodwill and convince Nigerians that in spite of the challenges, he is up to task and he can do what to make Nigerians proud.

"And I think that he must have a milestone to report back the famous 100 days, so by September 6, 2015, he would be giving us his report card.

Also read: Buhari to be addressed as President from May 29

"But because the tasks are so huge, he must get a big force behind him. So, I suggest that he does an emergency proclamation before the National Assembly, laying out the broad issues that he wants to tackle.

"First would be the fragile political structure of Nigeria, if you don’t sort it out, it's unlikely that you cannot build anything on top. So, the constitution is the way to resolve Nigeria's political challenges.

"But, we have used a model or a process that has failed in the past, that is, each time we want to amend the constitution, we start from A-Z, it is not necessary.”



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