Senator Aliyu Abdullahi has said he believes the selfish tendencies of the elite, that he is part of, is the reason Nigeria has not developed as it should.
He said local governments in the country only exist on paper as the state only waste resources that should be used on them.
His words, “We bring in languages that were not created by us and we try to use them to punish our people. “I don’t understand. Today we are talking about federation; does poverty know federation? Does kidnapping respect those things you are talking about? Do the bandits and the terrorists respect that? They don’t.”
“We have countries that do not have constitution, but everything is working; so why all the cry about constitution.“I have always maintained that if every single Nigerian would be honest to see himself implementing what the present constitution says, we would not see the problems we are encountering.”
“Somebody will become a chief executive of a parastatal, and 150 out of 200 staff are from his family. Did the constitution say that is what he should do? The constitution is clear about it, but he is trampling on the constitution.”