Akinjide: Nigerians are demolishing contractors
Elder statesman Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, said Nigerians are demolition contractors, with specialty in destroying the country.
Akinjide was speaking yesterday at the plenary session of the National Conference in Abuja.
He described Nigeria as the leading country in Africa and asked Nigerians to “stop being demolition contractors, let us be building contractors” so that Nigeria can become “the greatest republic in Africa.”
He said that Nigeria’s founding fathers have developed the country but successive region shave failed to sustain their legacies.
In his speech, retired Justice Peter Akere said delegates must thoroughly examine why institutions worked effectively in the past, even under colonial administration, particularly in the areas of anti-corruption, revenue and infrastructural development but collapsed thereafter.
Meanwhile, delegates yesterday complained of not getting lunch during the lunch break which lasted for two hours from 2pm.
Yesterday’s complaint was not the first time delegates would come back from break and raise the matter with the principal officers of the conference.
On resumption from break yesterday, Chief Ayo Adebanjo raised the issue at plenary, with other delegates corroborating his claims, but chairman Idris Kutigi saved the day by telling delegates that Azinge would explain when she arrives. However, till the close of business yesterday, the secretary did not show up and nobody brought up the matter for discussion.