The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has declared his support for the outcome of the meeting held by the Southern Governors’ Forum held on Tuesday In Delta State adding that lopsidedness in the allocation of appointments across the geopolitical zones will amount to the desire for self-actualization, self-determination while noting that such behaviours would impede the growth of the economy.
Addressing journalists on Thursday the Governor said, “If you are not fair and equitable in your administration, in your management, if there is nepotism where only one section is given positions in government, then there will be problems.” He stressed that as a federal state, there should always be a balance in terms of appointment of federal offices, even in the local governments.
Governor Bala further decried the level of corruption in the country stressing that some people are treated “as gods” and believe they cannot be touched. “There is an iota of truth in what the southern governors said on some sections being highly favoured at the detriment of others.” He added.
However, he noted that the solution to the problems facing the country can only be tackled with concerted efforts and collaboration from the federal, state and local governments. He stressed that the nation is challenged by so many aspects of misdemeanours, crime and criminality but “We must be very courageous to say it and that is not something that is acceptable within the tenet of Islam”.
Meanwhile, he called on the federal government to “work with us as governors and local governments, because that’s where the solution is.” “I hope we sit down as a country to reflect and make sure we bring solutions,” Mohammed said.