GOV YARI CHARGES NIGERIAN LAWMAKERS TO REVISIT THE NATION’S LAWS ON DISCHARGING CIVIC RESPONSIBILITIES FOR INTEGRAL AND TRUE FEDERALISM
The Executive Governor of Zamfara State, (Dr.) Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar ( Shatiman Zamfara) has on Thursday September 7th, 2017, charged Nigerian lawmakers to review the Nation’s laws on civic responsibilities to make them more effective in the discharge of such civic responsibilities by individual citizens of this country.
The Governor gave the charge while commenting on a public presentation/inauguration of “PROJECT HIYA NIGERIA” at NTA Arena Abuja.
The project which is aimed at educating Nigerians and other residents of Nigeria to learn and practice Civic Education and responsibilities among Nigerians, is also to make the citizenry honour Nigeria’s symbols, bring about sanity in everything we do as a nation, Peace, unity and tranquility, as well as the understanding of our collective responsibilities in our socio – economic and political developments.
Governor Yari who was represented at the occasion by his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communications, Hon. Ibrahim Dosara ( Kakakin Maradun), emphasised that ” understanding of our civic responsibilities is fundamental to every citizen of this great nation.”
He said abandoning the teaching and learning of civic responsibilities resulted in the Nation’s present travails and shortcomings, grievances and selfishness, indiscipline and corruption.
Gov Yari also said civic responsibilities are vital ingredients in the development of any Nation and discharging them is therefore necessary for sustainable National Development.
He said instead of focusing and directing our energies towards the development of the country, Nigerians are focussing on individuality and the selfish accumulation of public wealth through dubious means.
“The resultant effects of these negative tendencies have caused the menace that are responsible for the dichotomy between the leaders and the led.” Said Governor Yari.
Yari said the common impression among the majority of Nigerians is that, every leaders is a thief and is always busy syphoning public wealth.
“This impression, according to Yari, makes many people, particularly those having such wrong impressions and the enemies of progress, causing unnecessary tensions and hearing the Nation’s polity for their selfish ends.”
This is because, according to him, ” both the leaders and the led either ignored our civic responsibilities and culture or don’t even understand the civic responsibilities and rights.”
Gov AbdulAziz Yari then advocates for comprehensive review of the laws of this country with a view to ensuring proper teaching, understanding and enforcement of the laws to make citizens respect and carry out their civic responsibilities as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria .
The Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbaj, his wife, the Representatives of the Executive Governors of Bauchi and Imo states, Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, Chairman Federal Inland Revenues Service, DG NTA and DG NOA are among the dignitaries that graced the Public Presentation /Launching of the HIYA Nigeria Project.