Buhari to professionals: Proffer solutions, not criticism

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari

By Lawrence Olaoye

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday urged the country’s professionals to give his administration the needed support and proffer solutions to the nations challenges rather than unwarranted criticisms.

The president gave the charge in his address to the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) 2016 Annual National Management Conference in Abuja.

Buhari who was represented by the Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita said that, “I want to use this opportunity to urge other professional bodies, corporate bodies and well meaning Nigerians to emulate the kind gesture of NIM by lending their support to this administration instead of seating by to criticise every attempt at governance,” Mr. Buhari said. “It is by synergising with government that we can all build the Nigeria of our dreams.”

He stated that he was convinced that Nigerians have good initiatives that could help his administration perform its functions better.

The president spoke on the theme, “Building a New Nigeria: Strategic Options and Policy Imperative”

He also challenged members of NIM to focus their attention on the activities of the legislature.

“I further challenge the Institute to improve its visibility at public sessions of the National Assembly when Bills are being considered so as to make more robust professional management input that will be most relevant in the public domain.

“To set this country on the path of greatness and prosperity, complete elimination of all forms of corrupt practices must be in the front burner and our collective consciousness always.

“You will agree with me that great nation is the reward of great leadership built on good governance,” the president said.