Zulum: North-South power rotation is a covenant

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State Babagana has said it is turn of South to produce President in 2023.

spoke at golden jubilee lecture and public presentation of a book titled: ‘Strategic Turnaround’, written by former - of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside.

’s suggestion trailed the views of Katsina State Bello Masari, Kano counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje, and former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon, who emphasised that zoning of the higest office foster national unity.

Speaking the topic: “Security and Economic Growth: Leadership in Challenging Times,” the said: “ rotation is a covenant between , hence, the need to shift the to South”.

He argued that every part of the country should be given a sense of belonging. Zulum said there must be a demarcation between competency and loyalty.

“I would advocate as a starting point that good governance is the heart and soul of security and development. Bad governance spread and destroy the possibility of development as trust is broken between the elected and the electorate.

“A weak system breeds corruption and to survive, try whatever means to circumvent due processes and over time this lead to . The search for alternative means of survival that is not legal constitutes ,” he said.

Zulum added: “Our system has been so weak that simply consider the civil service as a place to earn a salary for doing nothing. We need to change this and we are changing that gradually.”

He called for the strengthening of “our civil service structure to increase greater productivity and performance”.

The of the occasion and Secretary to the Government of the (SGF), Boss Mustapha, said issues of security and economy have reached a point where “innovative, practicable and implementable solutions are prescribed” while admitting that these “issues are complex and intricate”.

Mustapha added that the security situation in Nigeria “calls for collective responsibility as well as deliberate collective actions by both the government and the citizens”.