By Muhammad Mahdi Waziri


A Veteran Administrator and Senior Academic with Bayero University Kano, Professor Bashir Muhammad Fagge, has appealed to both members of the Upper and Lower Chamers of the National Assembly to eschew sentiments and undemocratic options in the choice of their leaders.

Professor Fagge who is the immediate past Provost of Federal College of Education Bichi-Kano State, urged the lawmakers to choose experienced leaders who have the same vision and dreams with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (P-BAT), of transforming the country and moving it to a competitive level with other fast developing countries in the world.

“With President Bola Ahmed Tinubu (P-BAT) in charge of the country, the lawmakers must not fail in their expected and constitutional responsibilities to elect leaders with known pedigrees and records of achievements in the National Assembly who have what it takes to support and keep the President in checks in his determination to salvage the country”, Professor Fagge admonished the lawmakers.

He argued that if there is no harmony and solid working relationship between the Executive and the legislative arms of government, then the country may not get it right inspite of the volume of expectations of Nigerians on the P-BAT administration.

He therefore charged the lawmakers to always bear in mind that the success of any government squarely rests on their shoulders, because they are the constituents of the only arm of government that has the constitutional mandate to hire and fire any leader in the country that is not ready or committed to serving the nation and it’s citizens, including the president.

“Nigerians will therefore not only hold them accountable, but, will infact, not forgive them if the chose leaders that lack the mastery to lead the National Assembly creditably and to position it on an unprecedented path of legislation”, he said, stressing that, “lawmakers that have been in the National Assembly for years, or, more than a decade, without any known record of quality contributions during plenaries, have no business aspiring to be leaders , especially now when the country’s growth and development is expected to be more visible under the P-BAT administration”.

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