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Nwachukwu: Why Presidential system is failing Nigeria

Nwachukwu: Why Presidential system is failing Nigeria

Ike Nwachukwu, a former Foreign Affairs Minister, has faulted the current presidential system in Nigeria, saying that the system was failing because it gives too much powers to the president.

Nwachukwu advocated that the country should rather be decentralised to give more autonomy and powers to states to control their resource to develop their state and people.

The elder statesman said this on Tuesday while speaking at the 4th Nigerian leadership colloquium in honour of Ituah Ighodalo’s 63rd birthday with the theme: ‘Mistakes Nigeria Made’, which was held at the Trinity Church in Victoria Island.

He further noted that Nigeria should rather copy the French system, where 70 percent of the ministers are members of the parliament, while 30 percent of the ministers should be appointed from people outside of government.

“The current presidential system is not the best for Nigeria, it has been compromised, we should have like what they have in France.

“We said 70 percent of the ministers should be people in parliament and 30 percent should be people outside government, the presidential system is not the best, it is expensive,” Nwachukwu said.