No nation spending 80% revenue on governance will ever develop –Yakasai

 No nation spending 80% revenue on governance will ever develop –Yakasai

A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, now 96, talks to TED ODOGWU about Nigeria’s journey from independence and how the country has fared

What do you reminisce about when you think about how Nigeria became an independent country?

Ever since Nigeria gained independence from Britain in 1961, we started a policy of development, kick-starting with the 1950 general elections, where three major political parties emerged and became prominent in 1951. That was the time Nigerians were elected by the Nigerian people to govern the country. Those who contested the 1951 election led and while those who did not win remained united. Then, there was a crisis in 1954 at the time of a motion for independence by Chief Anthony Enahoro. That motion was not Enhoro’s motion, it was a party’s motion but the party decided that Tony Enahoro should move the motion. Compared with the age of his…

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