Nigeria In Very dangerous and Difficult Situation — el-Rufai

Following numerous economic challenges facing Nigeria, governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday disclosed that the country is currently undergoing a very difficult economic situation.
Speaking to newsmen during a book launch titled: ‘’Restoring good governance in Nigeria: Leadership and political will’’ written by Goke
Adegoroye, el-Rufai noted that apart from the fact that the country is broke, Nigeria is heavily indebted.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently described as a disgrace a situation whereby his administration inherited an empty treasury at a time when debts running into several hundreds of millions of dollars had piled up, with the federal and state governments unable to pay workers salaries.

El-Rufai stated that at this crucial time the government should use this significant opportunity for positive changes and reforms.

According to him, “The country is in a very difficult situation which in my opinion apart from the country being broke, we are heavily indebted and all prices are low and more, but it is a significant opportunity for change and reform.’’
He said, ‘’It is clear to many governors and the federal government that we have to overhaul the structure and machinery of government, many of us are merging ministries and the federal government is doing the same based on the upshot of the report of the Transition Committee.

‘’So I think that the current difficulty provide opportunity to renew the public service, restructure government and reduce the cost of running the government and I think President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and all of us will use the opportunity to get it back,’’ he emphasized.

He said that the book will make civil service more effective and will go a long way in helping government reforms.

Reviewing the book, Prof. Ladipo Adamolekun, recommended the book to, ‘’politicians and public servants who have the challenge of responding to the unfolding change promised by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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