Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has noted that the failure of leadership remains the bane of Nigeria, lambasting the military and political class for failing to provide the needed leadership for the nation.
The Governor, who spoke yesterday when he granted audience to participants of Senior Course 38 of Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), stressed that Nigeria “required the right leadership to be back on track.”
Masari told the visitors who were all senior military officers that, “the military have failed. The politicians have failed,” adding “since all of us have failed, let us come and find solution to our failure.”
He, however, decried what he termed as “over centralisation and unification” of everything in the country, insisting that doing such was counterproductive and stressed the need for states to be administered based on their strengths, potentials and respective economic capabilities.
The Governor pointed out that Katsina State, with three large bodies of water, has the potential to support itself and assist neighbouring countries through agriculture just as he tasked the AFCSC team to examine major challenges confronting the state.
He stressed that his administration was mindful of the dwindling revenue accruing to the state and would in response to that accord top priority to agriculture.