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Anyaoku Backs Buhari’s Stance On Naira Devaluation

Posted: Mar 30, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chief Emeka Anyaoku, a former Commonwealth Secretary-General, on
Tuesday in Ibadan endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand against
the devaluation of the naira.
Anyaoku spoke at the presentation of Amb. Olusola Sanu’s memoirs
“Audacity on the Bound: A Diplomatic Odyssey.”
He called on Buhari to maintain his stance and also assemble a team of
economic experts on the issue.
Anyaoku, however, stressed the need to take the nation out of its
present economic crisis.
He bemoaned the present exploitation of the Nigeria presidential
system by the new generation politicians, whom he blamed for the
nation’s woes.
“I have worked closely with the old political leaders, who during
their time were hardworking, brilliant and known for high level of
“The new generation has exploited the presidential system. The
president, governors and local government chairmen now parades over
3,000 special advisers.
“Some of the state governors that cannot boast of strong revenue also
have up to 30 advisers.
“A local government chairman now operates presidential system at
council level,” he said.
Anyaoku who quoted copiously from the work, described the book as an
instructive material for the future generations in Nigeria and for
institutional development.
He said that Sanu was one of the brightest administrators in Nigeria,
who lived a life of hard work and integrity.
Similarly, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, a former Head of State commended
Sanu for displaying exemplary performances in all the positions he
Gowon said that the book would help to boost the capacity of young
career diplomats.
“I am sure that Sanu will never forget his exploits as an ambassador
to Ethiopia,” he said.
The book has 514 pages, divided into 21 chapters.