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Honest Conversation Would Have Prevented Civil War, Says Utomi

A Professor of Political Economy, Pat Utomi, says the Nigerian civil struggle that claimed about two million lives had been fully pointless.

Speaking throughout an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Utomi famous that trustworthy dialog would have prevented the tragic incident.

“In my view, the Nigerian civil war was completely unnecessary. It was something that honest conversation would have taken care of.

“The path of progress that the country was travelling could have continued. Many of the decisions we have taken as a country since then to prevent what went wrong have actually taken us back as a people,” he acknowledged.

READ ALSO: 50 Years After Civil War: Reconciliation Efforts Were Not Pushed Hard, Says Babangida

Speaking additional, Utomi decried the presidential system of presidency the nation at present operates on a four-year single time period foundation.

Professor of Political Economics, Pat Utomi

He defined that the system modelled after the United States doesn’t work to advertise the great initially meant because of its costly nature.

“We have chosen a presidential system as a way of preventing this fracture allegiance. The idea of a presidential system is to select one person who is literally owned by all because he has gone round the whole country canvassing the votes of people.

“What has happened unfortunately is that we have created a bloated expensive political process that really does not work to advance the good that we want.

“The principle of subsidiarity of authority being devolved to levels closer to the people has been lost in this presidential system,” he acknowledged.

His remarks come after former Military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Babangida (retired) lamented that each one the efforts made to reconcile Nigerians within the aftermath of the civil struggle have had restricted affect as a result of they weren’t constantly pushed by the authorities.

The former Head of State referred to as on the Federal Government to make sure that the goals for establishing establishments just like the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and the unity colleges had been met.

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