Agbakoba Tasks Buhari On Making Nigerians Proud


Human Rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to begin his administration with the rebuilding of the nation.

Speaking in an interview in Lagos, the lawyer advised Buhari to build on his massive goodwill to convince Nigerians and be ready to present his report card in the first 100 days.

“My own advice is that the president-elect needs to build on his massive goodwill and convince Nigerians that in spite of the challenges, he is up to task and he can do what to make Nigerians proud.

“And I think that he must have a milestone to report back the famous 100 days, so by September 6, 2015, he would be giving us his report card.

“But because the tasks are so huge, he must get a big force behind him. So, I suggest that he does an emergency proclamation before the National Assembly, laying out the broad issues that he wants to tackle.

“First would be the fragile political structure of Nigeria, if you don’t sort it out, it’s unlikely that you cannot build anything on top. So, the constitution is the way to resolve Nigeria’s political challenges.

“But, we have used a model or a process that has failed in the past, that is, each time we want to amend the constitution, we start from A-Z, it is not necessary,” Agbakoba said.