Rule of law: No sa­cred cow un­der Buhari – Os­in­bajo

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Vice Pres­i­dent Yemi Os­in­bajo has said that there will be no sa­cred cows in the ap­pli­ca­tion of the rules of law un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tion of Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

Os­in­bajo stated this in Abuja yesterday at the on­go­ing 21st Na­tional Eco­nomic Sum­mit on the theme “Re­form­ing Public In­sti­tu­tions to En­sure Com­pet­i­tive­ness and Ac­count­abil­ity.”

The vice pres­i­dent specif­i­cally charged the elite in the coun­try to play a sig­nif­i­cant role in up­hold­ing ex­ist­ing rules and reg­u­la­tions.

“I find that ev­ery­body will like the rules to be ap­plied so long as it will not ap­ply to him­self. We can’t ap­ply the rules ex­cept we ap­ply the rules to all of us; there should be no sa­cred cows...,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to the vice pres­i­dent, it is the col­lec­tive re­spon­si­bil­ity of all Nige­ri­ans to bring about the muchde­sired changes in the coun­try.

He said the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment was em­bark­ing on the re­forms of public in­sti­tu­tions to ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently en­hance their ca­pac­ity and ca­pa­bil­i­ties in re­sponse to the needs and de­mands of Nige­ri­ans.

Os­in­bajo said the on­go­ing re­form agenda of the gov­ern­ment were aimed at achiev­ing fis­cal dis­ci­pline, rev­enue diver­si­fi­ca­tion and ef­fi­cient col­lec­tion of gov­ern­ment rev­enue.

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