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|Boko Haram Is A Failure Of Nigerian Leadership, Says Amaechi by monkeyleg: 10:07pm On May 26, 2012|
THE Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi, has blamed the Boko Haram menace on the inability of the leadership of Nigeria to govern properly.
On his part, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, said the fresh effort at amending the constitution was not aimed at witch-hunting anybody or group of persons.
Amaechi said the reason Nigeria is suddenly drifting towards regionalisation is because of failure of the constitution, which has centralised power at the detriment of the federating units.
He made this assertion at a retreat of the House of Representatives ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution, which commenced yesterday in Port Harcourt.
The governor, while urging the committee to concern itself with crucial national issues, said Boko Haram was a consequence of the inability of the Nigerian leadership to offer good governance.
Amaechi lamented that those involved in Boko Haram-related activities were persons mainly between the ages of 18 and 21 years, whom, according to him, the ruling class had visited with political and socio-economic violence by denying them light, schools, water, education, hence their resort to physical violence.
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