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Governance Problems in Nigeria –  Oseloka H. Obaze (OHO) appears on Alpha 106.5 Nnobi

Oseloka H. Obaze, on Friday featured in an hour interactive programme sponsored by Society for Equity, Justice and Peace (SEJUP), Dr. Emma Ezenwaji on Alpha FM, Nnobi. On the programme hosted by Dr. Emma Ezenwaji, the General Manager of the body, Obaze said that Government alone cannot carter for all the needs of the people hence the need for the church, NGOs and other organized bodies assist in whatever ways they can. He eulogized the church’s commitment to reaching out to the less privileged and financially excluded through its Microfinance Banking platforms which he noted has birthed and sustained a lot of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSEs)
While commenting on the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone reelection, he regretted that elections are no longer won in pooling boots but in courtrooms. He said the peculiar situation in the Anambra Central Senatorial Zone has put the people of the zone, and the people of the State at a great loss. He urged the Courts to expedite actions to ensure that the people of the zone do not continue to suffer losses emanating from not having an elected representative.

Obaze flayed the lacuna in the constitution that is being exploited by State Governors to deny the people a chance to elect their leaders at the Local Government level. He said government is best felt at the grassroots and urged State Governors to grant Local Governments the autonomy to utilize the resources that accrue to them and also give the people a chance to democratically elect their leaders. Obaze had in a different fora said he will conduct Local Government elections in Anambra State should he get the mandate of the people to be the Governor of the State.

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Oseloka Obaze, MD & CEO

Mr. Obaze is the former Secretary to the State Government of Anambra State, Nigeria from 2012 to 2015 - MD & CEO, Oseloka H. Obaze. Mr. Obaze also served as a former United Nations official, from 1991-2012, and as a former member of the Nigerian Diplomatic Service, from 1982-1991.

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