|Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN
Tuesday said the calls on government to establish a maritime ministry might not
said it had been made clear that the government would rather run a lean but
Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference
that ministries and departments are likely to shrink.
therefore, suggestions that there might be new ministries is unlikely.
modal transportation agencies under one umbrella, and I don’t think it matters
anyway,’’ the human rights activist said.
government would impact on the economy since about 80 per cent of the nation’s
resources was spent on recurrent expenses.
money was spent on capital and human resources than recurrent.
environment, right partnerships with the private sector and ensure that the cabotage
regime was enforced.
would benefit the private sector through the Cabotage Trade Act.
the ministry of transport.
of transport can work to achieve the expected revenue that is desirable from
the maritime industry for government.’’
Agbakoba said this evaluation should be done in the right context.
through Buhari would be in the minds of the people and not in the context of
commissioning of new roads and power plants, as he expressed satisfaction that
more Nigerians had become positive towards the anti-corruption crusade,
aligning more with doing things properly.
powers would not be concentrated at the centre, but have the states to be more
useful in handling a lot of issues concerning the states.
expunge the federal character provision in the constitution, with a belief that
it would make the people more efficient in their duties.