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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by pimper24: 9:10pm On Jan 02
ConsensusGroup:
I want to know what each person would do to fix Nigeria if he/she were elected president.

What policies would you implement in order of time?

On Dec 15, INEC approved the registration of 21 new political parties. Some comments on the vanguard website included - "Confused country", "Madness, bunch of political loafers.", "wat nonsense . who benefits from these confusion".

What is your take on this?

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Going back to the drawing board remains the answer. I will convene a robust national Confab. After this I will hire foreign experts to understudy it and draw a road map. I will keep the experts by the side for advice.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by 1Kingwiz(m): 9:22pm On Jan 02
I will make mine simple and precise
1. Electricity

2. Good road networks, bridges, trains and so on

3.Education

4. Security

5. Health

The rest will fall into place automatically cool
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 9:31pm On Jan 02
AnonyNymous:
I'm seeing a lot of horseshit comments. . .
One man's horseshit is another manure

as far as I'm concerned, the President has very little power unless both the upper and lower chambers support his agenda.
Pikin yen no comot him papa farm go say na in big pass

Not saying he won't be able to achieve anything but it'd be marginal.

See above
See how Obama's "legacy" is being blown to smithereens by Trump.
1 it's a stupid legacy
2 not Trump, American ppl, voters and Congress, republicans

I don't even know if Nigeria grants the president powers to sign executive orders. But since everyone is used to blaming the President, a lot feel the person in that seat can do wonders.
You don't need executive orders to ensure budget is properly implemented

See that one saying he'll "clamour for a new constitution". Lmao. When it takes ages and processes upon processes to carry out amendments,
All it takes are Ghana must go bags of money

oga is saying he'll create a new constitution. Nigeria can only become better the moment the populace starts taking interest in lower levels of government, and the legislative arm at each level. But I mean. . .most people don't even know that they can hold LGA chairmen responsible for the 'clay' local roads, running water, etc. Even the LGA chairmen themselves are a bunch of touts that gather with their friends to share their allocations and drink beer. Lol
Toh since you know this why do you think a willing president will not have the leverage required to fix the country.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 9:32pm On Jan 02
DreamSonInlaw:
I don't have the plan of venturing into politics. But to answer your question, for me is about getting capable hands to man dfrrent parastatals/ministries (nothing is wrong with our structure, is js that the right pple are not put in the right place)...Prof. Pat Utomi must be in my economic team & Femi Falana part of the Ministry of Justice
why because they make noise the way Ben Bruce and shehu sani did?
If they can't fix things at Lowe's levels they can't do poo as presents
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by DerideGull(m): 9:34pm On Jan 02
The only way to fix Nigeria is disintegration.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 9:38pm On Jan 02
Jabioro:
Truely INEC is a confused institution..if l happen to be elected,l would erase some fingers from every regions,
Impeachable offense

raise death penalty bill for corrupted civil servants and polithievescians..

Assassinable offense
Abi you think your puny budget can face 300 billion dollars of loot?
cut national assembly to a single house,
And the cut house will be looking at you?

reduce govt recurrent expenditure,
Only national Assembly has that power

and measure we all die here in terms health sector.Home grown products must be encourage
You will force expensive substandard products on your ppl and you think you will last in office
Na elebu dem elect you o no be coup you take reach there fa
,20% expartrite only of any company
Again national Assembly power

.that is all l can gv you for nw until l get there or better still link up with Buhari..for the remaining years.

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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by femijay8271(m): 9:43pm On Jan 02
Remember what Moses did to Almighty God for Israel, the whole Nigerian is gonna pray and fast for three day to Our Almighty God to be able to reinstall back favor and Merci to d country, probably gonna declare 3 days holiday
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 9:44pm On Jan 02
emmanuelpopson:
got many things but first
I'll implement the constitutional conference report that will bring about regional government.
How
Only Nass can implement laws changing


if that is done..we shall abolished bicameral house and make it a Parliamentary system...

See above

I'll appoint technocrats into every ministry of the government to forestall massive development and growth...

And what about the ppl that campaigned for you or you think you can survive without them impeaching you

in fight against corruption, ill move a motion for capital punishment to erring corrupt government,politician, civil servants or individual who is found guilty of the crime by the court...

Again president can't make laws
Will corrupt Nass agree?

power generation shall be topmost priority. we shall make other sources of power a do or die affair.. viz a viz. solar,wind,thermal ,coal, nuclear so that we can have production at it's maximum..

With which money
They can't run industry in short term

agriculture shall be second to non..all our agricultural produced shall be processed here before been exported. this will bring industrial revolution to our country which will created employment and boost foreign exchange....products like cassava, cashew,plantain, oil palm,cocoa, rubber,rice ,cotton, millet, sorghum, cow hides, etc will be processed locally...

Electricity nko and

these are just some of the agendas that will be implemented when I'm the CiC of the armed forces...subse


quent policies will be derived from this setup..
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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by andreawills96(f): 9:49pm On Jan 02
if I were to be the president of Nigeria
I will do the following
* make everyone pay tax for each property you acquire, I.e pay tax for 5 cars each
* diversify the economy, put more interest into agriculture than crude oil
* increase import rate, so Nigerians can patronize locally made goods
* make sure everyone retires at 50
* create more job opportunity
* no govt official is allowed to go abroad for medical check up
* dissolve ghost workers
* call for investment from foreigners
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by eniorisha(m): 10:19pm On Jan 02
Only a well-meaning dictator, like military authoritarian can sanitize this country. It's beyond democracy & rule of law. To fix this land, u must trample on lots of toes, even int'l toes like countries & other int'l organization.


Can a Democratic president just wake up & say all political offices salaries be slashed by 80% Rule of law, due process & human rights are our problems.


If I av my way there, first thing is to become a dictator.

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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by frankmoney(m): 10:50pm On Jan 02
divinehand2003:


Jonathan almost achieved it. Besides, as a smart president, I ought to ensured that my candidates are chosen as Senate president and speaker of house of assembly. In addition to this I will ensure that I place strategic men to occupy key positions in the NASS. I won't be as dull as Buhari who let the process run haywire to his own detriment.
lol and you think it will be that easy ?
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by frankmoney(m): 10:54pm On Jan 02
All I see here is I will , I will . The real question is how will you do it . From what I have read here 90% of Nigerians don't know how government works , they think if you just become president you can wave your hand and money starts falling , laws start changing etc it takes more than that
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by EternalTruths: 10:59pm On Jan 02
MIKOLOWISKA:
If it's so complicated how come you explained it one sentence Fix the economy and no one will worry about oil money
how is investing a mistake

How do you fix the economy.?
Centralization based on SS/SE oil
Restructuring based on all man to himself.


Until, you answer this question, you will end being worse than Buhari
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by EternalTruths: 11:04pm On Jan 02
Dsov2016:


that why I said I would encourage a robust tax regime if 1 , if 2 it opens up a broad range of fund esp from some of the northern states and plateau in mining esp iron ore, columbite, some uranium, tungsten e.t.c but this would require a very heavy turn around in our mining sector, that sector is worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually but its left in the hands of very few individuals. if keeping status quo do not forget that gas is there.

but I thought that every state owns the oil well located both inland and within a few feet of land and that's why they can demand royalty from oil coys through the FG. anyway I support restructuring but not in the way everyone is going about it. left to me I would choose UK system of only fg and LGA. I believe the states are the problem in nigeria. those governors are money guzzlers



If generating tax from the Northern states is so easy, why do you think they depend entirely on SS/SE oil & gas despite being encouraged to do away with oil & gas wealth.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by EternalTruths: 11:06pm On Jan 02
Mariangeles:
The topic is: How would you fix Nigeria if you were the president... so this talk about SS/SE...aren't they part of Nigeria?

Illiteracy is not knowing that the root holding this status quo that prevents states from depending on themselves, is SS/SE oil & gas.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by Mariangeles: 11:23pm On Jan 02
EternalTruths:


Illiteracy is not knowing that the root holding this status quo that prevents states from depending on themselves, is SS/SE oil & gas.
You've got issues bro...and your issues are deep.
Looking for trouble where there's none...? Be good to yourself... emancipate yourself from bitterness and depression ,life is not that hard.
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 11:30pm On Jan 02
Dsov2016:
I would encourage Nigeria nationalism and patriotism.
I would implement a new tax regime which would tax according to your income/wealth.

Why
Taxation kills incentive to produce

implement competency test which would do away with lurkers and ensure employment/promotion based on merit.
Yet these lurkers put you in power
You think they will vote next election? Or if you get impeached


invest heavily in agriculture in fact I would borrow Saddam or Gaddafi's model of government involvement in agriculture esp for rice and cassava for at least 2 yes before other crops as such heavy investment in rice in 4 million hectares can easily earn the country over $1billion annually and Nigeria has over 36 million hectares of arable land.
OK my wish too but still how do you get Nass to move whole budget to agric legally



privatise the railway as it seems the required capital needed for its expansion would be to much.
revisit or revoke privatisation on power.
Why
Govt has failed at this
Private sector better at everything

Everything including welfare


nationalize the transport sector esp interstate transport.
See above
Ask Nigeria airways and Nigeria Shipping


stop issuance of contracts esp road. the ministry of works is not there to be ministry of contracts and employ people to wot
Understood but private sector will always be cheaper and more efficient than govt. When you leave they will start hiring their brothers and sisters and party supporters that are not needed
Penny wise pound foolish
What you should do is monitor proper compact bidding and delivery

invest in health sector esp putting a model where the senior minister is in charge of public healthcare, disease breakout e.t.c and the junior is in charge of health infrastructure, hospitals e.t.c and ensure the take off of the NHIS scheme.
Again leave private insurers to compete


encourage states to sell/privatise the football clubs.
Just stop subventing the clubs
Privatise the stadia
It isgovt officials sharing the gate proceeds instead of investing in the sports

a full capacity stadium of about 65,000 can at the very least net a club over #890mn per season. also invest heavily in other sports, university sports to remove youths from idleness and give them a source of livelihood.
Leave private sector otherwise you will be back to square zero as we are with sports in general


invest in the education sector and encourage both old and young to go back to school .
Private sector o
But provide Scholarship for the worthy indigent not everyone
Awoof de run our bele

make sure schools teach ethics. stop lecturers from striking.
Where will you get their new salary from in short term
Leave to private sector

try all possible best to make education as free as possible.
nothing is free
Chickens will come home to roost


it is a right not a privilege

It is a privilege that is being abused
Only God almighty has right to anything
. encourage start ups and research in the universities to encounter inventions.
in science and technology encourage think tanks and research institutes. Nigeria once had one of the best crop research institutes in the world, its time to take that position back. encourage research in alt fuel. also research paranormal claims.
discourage teen and unmarried pregnancy as this brings unwanted social trouble, also encourage adoption and discourage more than 3 children per family in order to put our population dynamics under control.
Don't mess with nature
Ask India and China
Capitalism will reduce population naturally


discourage the propagation of bad morals being passed by celebrities by making laws to discourage such and also discourage pirating/copyright infringement. also encourage arts and crafts and tourism
ensure the security forces are trained in public skills and punish severely those who violate human rights. let every agency know its jurisdiction and not be used for grudge or revenge mission. buy new weapons/ for them esp the police, set up an internal affairs unit that monitors officers and also hire trained psychiatrist and psychologist.
That's all for now my hands are paining me. will continue later
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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 11:47pm On Jan 02
darnley16:
I'll vote for you anytime, please contest
you vote for ignorant person? Wow
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 11:58pm On Jan 02
divinehand2003:


Thanks a million my brother. This country deserves good leadership with clear vision that will deliver our nation from the shackles of corruption and poverty and redirect us along the path of unity of purpose, sustainable growth and development. We can't afford to suffer again in the hands of incompetent leaders riddled with mediocrity and foolishness.
when we are tired of suffering we will get good leader. For now we are enjoying it

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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 12:34am On Jan 03
mybestlove:
words are easy. When you enter aso rock, sit on the presidential seat your eye will open to wickedness, the evil sacrifices done there will change your crown from angelic to demonic and all these bra bra bra will be forgotten.
Nigeria is doomed. The only solution is decentralisation of power.
is it not your governor now that will become your president then. What's the difference
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 12:39am On Jan 03
EternalTruths:



How do you fix the economy.?
Increase productivity
Mechanise
agric
Industrialise manufacturing with off grid industrial parks estates clusters
Once ppl are working they won't have time or inclination for strife

Centralization based on SS/SE oil
No
See above


Restructuring based on all man to himself.

If so otherwise together is better



Until, you answer this question, you will end being worse than Buhari
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Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by EternalTruths: 12:41am On Jan 03
MIKOLOWISKA:
Increase productivity Mechanise agric Industrialise manufacturing with off grid industrial parks estates clusters Once ppl are working they won't have time or inclination for strife
No See above

If so otherwise together is better




Where will you get the money to achieve the things you stated above.?
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:05am On Jan 03
SmartyPants:


You cannot do this without:

1. The agreement of the National Assembly first;
2. After which you require the agreement of the people by way of referendum.

In other words, forget it. This is practically impossible.

We need a president who can set realistic and achievable goals.
referendum. Where is that in the constitution.
It's only national Assembly by default
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:07am On Jan 03
divinehand2003:



I like your views. The only problem you might face is with the present 1999 military constitution which has empowered some disgruntled elements to truncate the plans of the president. Why not go for a better constitution instead?
which part of constitution are you talking. Apart from injunctions In our judicial system nothing wrong with our constitution
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:08am On Jan 03
DeepSight:


Read what you wrote here carefully 100 times please.

Surely after that you should be able to see that you have just made the argument for devolution of powers/ restructuring.
explain.what's different. Which power are we devolving
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:09am On Jan 03
ikorodureporta:
Na to eradicate all the old agbada-wearing politicians first
how
Where
And you believe they will just be looking
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:36am On Jan 03
EternalTruths:



Where will you get the money to achieve the things you stated above.?
where do politicians get money to loot?
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:49am On Jan 03
coldfire:
The Nigerian challenge is simply put, that of "the individually satisfying but net counterproductive pursuit of non-collective/noninclusive success".

To reverse the vicious cycle is counterintuitive but also simple if the challenge is well understood:

"A government that guarantees and meaningfully deploys all its supportive and protective resources behind any and all socially responsible enterprises will manifest the promise of the country (while holding each one accountable for their social contracts)".

Outcomes: employment, inclusiveness, ethnicity transcendence, meritocracy, brotherly love. With these, mass prosperity is inevitable.
simple but too much grammar

Translation
Plenty poverty

Provide jobs and wealth and ppl will stop fighting over resources
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:52am On Jan 03
b03liberty:
A constitution amendments that will mandatory every senator and house member to relocate back to their constituency. Let them be coming to Abuja once in a week for sitting .
why
So that what will happen
Risk stress and cost of travelling not worth it.
They don't need to relocate to constituencies
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 1:57am On Jan 03
TsaTrinity:
Wow!
This mods try
I wrote in this topic some months ago and it didn't even smell front page.....now this guy get it.

Well I ain't annoyed. Am happy the response so far is good but truth is, they will do worse when they get there.
you mean YOU will do worst if you get there
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 2:00am On Jan 03
Dsov2016:


that why I said I would encourage a robust tax regime if 1 , if 2 it opens up a broad range of fund esp from some of the northern states and plateau in mining esp iron ore, columbite, some uranium, tungsten e.t.c but this would require a very heavy turn around in our mining sector, that sector is worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually but its left in the hands of very few individuals. if keeping status quo do not forget that gas is there.

but I thought that every state owns the oil well located both inland and within a few feet of land and that's why they can demand royalty from oil coys through the FG. anyway I support restructuring but not in the way everyone is going about it. left to me I would choose UK system of only fg and LGA. I believe the states are the problem in nigeria. those governors are money guzzlers

most ppl don't even know what restructuring means.
Everyone with their own definition
Re: How Would You Fix Nigeria If You Were The President? by MIKOLOWISKA: 2:10am On Jan 03
Dsov2016:


Yes, but those same disgruntled elements would block such a move.

Then the gruntled elements should learn to manoeuvre around the blocking
Don't be lazy

look at the way they are gradually locking the common man out of the democracy( eg Dino's recall,
How is it undemocratic
is it not the judges you put there via governor and president appointment?

saraki's trial, and even sale of parties form)
what is undemocratic about party form.
You can't raise millions for form how will you raise billions for campaign or you think billboard and advert is Free.?


even if the new constitution passes they would manipulate it to the point that it would be worse than the previous one.
And your lawyers will be looking at them?

do you think they would go for a constitution that backs the FIRS to seize any Ill begotten wealth or a law that backs free education or a law that makes it possible for the gov to ask for the source of wealth or a law that allows for the suspension of immunity once misdeeds can be proven. such laws will eliminate the powers of sacred cows.

These laws already exist
Just no political will to enforce cos everyone is more interested in loot
Do you know that only a few of the security agents meant to guard us are in reality guarding us. most of them guard the so called big wigs, their family and worst of all their empty houses. funny thing is if the big wigs/politicians do their job right there really will be no need for their guards.

Those are the guards you voted for via the bigwigs

Truth of the matter is we have to look at a party system that would favor us either the USA virtual two party system with independent candidates or the semi European style of Israel(but with multi party, multi ideological - because a political party is just a big boys club if it has no clear ideological goal) or the Chinese communist system or others to numerous to mention
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Party is party
Even one party state there are groups within the party
Hence primaries
Chinese rule through barrel of gun not votes
We already have virtual two party As well as multi party system
What we don't have are focused determined intelligent leaders that want developmen
Every is interested in loot only

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