The Lagos state chapter of Buhari Youth Organisation has commended the ‘exemplary enrolment of Abubakar Al-Siddique, sons of the executive governor of Kaduna state Nasir El rufai, in a public school in the state.
The group also lauded Honourable Sergius Oseasochie Ogun, representative of Esan North-East/South-East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly for promoting a bill to prohibit Public officials from enrolling their children in foreign institutions of learning at the detriment of the local ones in the country.
In a statement signed by Abdulwaheed Odunuga and Adekunle Aderibigbe, it State Coordinator and Secretary respectively, BYO said, ”We have not hidden our calls and supports for provisions of quality public goods and services and neither has the group supported discrimination amongst who should be the beneficiaries of the public goods and services.
”The Kaduna state government had recently increased the salaries of the Teachers in the state by 32.5% and had also reflected commitment to education in state appropriation bill being a step that will yield positive results in the state.
”Hon. Sergius had made similar call with the proposed bill that was turned down in the lower chamber of the National Assembly to strip off the right of public officials to patronize expensive foreign services which are dwindling our facilities, currency purchasing power, employment and human resource of the nation.
BYO called on the National Assembly to take the call as a challenge, worthy of emulation to enroll and patronize our public services and goods.
”We hope to see all Public Officers following suit to show that they did not contest in the elections to be served but that they believed in the system and country that they can effect the change that drive our dear nation, Nigeria to greater heights.
”’Politicians should not wait till it is time for election before they get to understand the pains that the electorates are bearing before they can start providing palliatives or turn things around but get involved at all time in order to get the desired results that they campaigned for. If they cannot patronize or enroll for Made-in-Nigeria produce then, they were not meant to be at the elms of affairs in the first place.
”We commend all the Public officers who had ensured their family members continue to use, patronize and believe in Made-In-Nigeria as this will also forestall the need and urge for public offices to be corrupt when they are not in the race to spend what they do not have at the detriment of those they are meant to serve.