STOP RECYCLING YOURSELVES, GROOM DYNAMIC YOUNG ONES…PROF. OMOTOSO TELLS POLITICIANS.

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By Roundoffnews

A political scientist with the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, professor Femi Omotoso has called on Nigerian politicians to do away with the tendencies to recycle themselves or impose their dynasty in power.

Professor Omotoso made the call while delivering the 56th inaugural lecture of the Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti titled ” Politics of Power and Power of Politics: The Anatomy of Nigerian Government and Politics.

According to him, the style of recycling leaders has become a tradition in the Nigeria political system  and such has drastically retarded the growth and development of the country.

He expressed concern over a situation where by political offices were being patterned after the traditional African chieftancy inheritance system with politicians installing their children and family members as successors, a style which he said must be discouraged.

Professor Omotoso also suggested the need for the laws of the land to prevent individuals from assuming too much power or personalizing power while institutions must be strengthened to check excesses of political office holders including presidents and governors.

The Don advocated the review of remuneration and other juicy provision attached to political offices while the new minimum wage must be approved and implemented to enhance optimal performance among career officers thus ensuring effective governance.

Other recommendations by professor Omotoso include synergy between arms of government, independence of the legislative arms, good governance and economic development.

He added that Nigerians should be allowed to freely choose their leaders without any hindrances while the guardian role of godfathers must be discouraged.

In a remark, the vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Edward Olanipekun said the topic of the inaugural lecture was apt and called on government to adopt some of the recommendations.

He called on politicians to do away with politics of bitterness.