‘True Federalism’: Buhari Must Not Make The Mistake That We Can Be Deceived – Prof Akintoye

 

Professor Banji Akintoye has said that the Nigerian people will not believe President Muhammadu Buhari’s new statement on True Federalism, till he puts his words to action.

While featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s News At Ten, Professor Akintoye said while the comments are surprising and laudable, still the people will not believe it, till the conversation is taken further.

“Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it. The taste of the food is in the eating”.

The historian said when the President starts to work on a program that shows a clear line to restructuring and to a true federation, then the people will accept and work with him.

Prof Akintoye said his skepticism stems from the President’s posture hitherto, making it clear from the onset that he (Buhari) has no business with restructuring the country and taking it back to a true federation.

He however noted that if the President’s intentions are true, then it is an agenda that all Nigerians should support.

He argued that Nigeria has not been properly governed since 1999 because a nation with such a teeming population and diverse cultures cannot be governed from the centre with excessive powers bestowed in the Federal Government.

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Updated: May 14, 2019 — 7:17 am

44 Comments

  1. I think people should be patient with Buhari, it is not easy to government people as much as the Nigerian population,he will take Nigeria to greater height this time.

  2. Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.

  3. “Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it. The taste of the food is in the eating”

  4. Thank you very much paid news for always updating us on the news around the world…well done..God will help us in nigeria

  5. Nigeria has not been properly governed since 1999 because a nation with such a teeming population and diverse cultures cannot be governed from the centre with excessive powers bestowed in the Federal Government.

  6. I know by the time he started and effect it they will believe him. but I trust Mr President that he will fulfill his electoral promises. May God help him

  7. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

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  9. Hmm you are bro he will never be able too do that and I am also sure that know body will believe him.

  10. PMB is afraid of restructuring he thinks that restructuring will make the north lose much more but what he has failed to understand is that the era when the north benefited from the current sharing formular has gone! its either he restructure or north ends up destroying itself.

  11. This is really not encouraging. The system of governing in Nigerian is totally appalling. This is not time to say and not take action. The citizens are desperate for action to be made.

  12. Great, when intentions/motives are genuine then people should rightly be in support.
    Words can’t just be believed until seen.

  13. Professor Akintoye said while the comments are surprising and laudable, still the people will not believe it, till the conversation is taken further.

  14. The present crop of politicians cannot restructure Nigeria because it will affect their ability to oppress. Mark my word, nothing tangible will be done towards restructuring.

  15. Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it. The taste of the food is in the eating”.

  16. What is not argueable is the fact that PMB has the interest of Nigeria foremost in his heart. He also has the integrity to stand by his words. Let’s believe him and be prepared to accommodate his programme of action because he is veteran and knows quite much more

  17. This is not the first time buhari is making a mistake he has failed the masses several times so what do u expect

  18. Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it. This is my catch here

  19. This man makes sense.”buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it”. This is my catch here

  20. Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it. The taste of the food is in the eating”.

  21. prof atuoye you really on point,conside also his agenda next level,not by merely pronouncing it,its by action becouse its speaks louder

  22. Almost all federal ministry is headed by Hausa not even Yoruba nor Igbo which it wasn’t like that during obasanjo or Jonathan tenure

  23. It’s only a blind you can tell there is no oil in a soup but you can’t tell him there is no salt in it Mr president has a lot of work to do if he really means well for Nigeria like putting his words into action

  24. While featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s News At Ten, Professor Akintoye said while the comments are surprising and laudable, still the people will not believe it, till the conversation is taken further.

    “Buhari must not make the mistake that we can

  25. It is not today that the Government have been making promises without fufiling them! This one will make no difference !

  26. federalism is not all about mouth but by action,and our leaders must lead by example

  27. Well said Prof Akintoye,the President should not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it.

  28. Well said Prof Akintoye,the President should not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it.

  29. Yes ooo! Nigerians have passed the level of being deceived by mere alter of words. Until we see things happening, we may not be able to swallow all these line and sinker.

  30. He argued that Nigeria has not been properly governed since 1999 because a nation with such a teeming population and diverse cultures cannot be

  31. politicians. thank paidnews for updating me with all the daily news that is happening in this country

  32. the day everybody in this country will wake up to our feet and say to his far enough is enough that day is coming.

  33. Professor Akintoye said while the comments are surprising and laudable, still the people will not believe it, till the conversation is taken further.

  34. “Buhari must not make the mistake that we can be deceived into thinking that merely saying it has done it.

  35. the taste of the food is the eaten this one got my attention but when did our government ever fulfilled their promises

  36. Who do they want to deceive with their lives and who cares to listen to them. Nigerians know the truth and one day it will prevail.

  37. a nation with such a teeming population and diverse cultures cannot be governed from the centre with excessive powers bestowed i

  38. We’re tired of all this paper and biro work and want we want in Nigeria now is action and not stories that Jesus is lord we’ve all known that a long time ago.

  39. Please drum the message loudly into their ears. Start working the talks and we’ll see if you really mean it.

  40. How else do we have to be deceived? Or how many times so we have to be, we have been deceived already

  41. As the wighte man always said seen is believe we can’t eat what said she will get from market all because we don’t no what she will buy and when she will be back, let’s just believe we will stay hungry till she will be back from market

  42. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

  43. buhari should please help us Nigerians and stop working with us on word.actions speaks better.no reason for speeches if there are no backings.

  44. The PDP said that its premise is based on the fact that a judicial officer of Bulkachuwa’s standing “must not only be above board but be seen to be above board at all times”.

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