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Parliamentary system of govt led Nigeria into unwarranted disaster – Fashola



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Immediate past Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola says the parliamentary system of government led Nigeria into “unwarranted disaster” when it was practised in the country.

This was stated by Fashola on Saturday at the 30th anniversary of Yusuf Ali & Co. (Ghalib Chambers), a law firm, in Ilorin, Kwara State.

There has been a recent clamour for the country to reintroduce the parliamentary system of government.

Nigeria used the system of government between 1960 and 1963.

Recall that in February 2024, a bill seeking to introduce the parliamentary system scaled the first reading at the House of Representatives.

The bill was sponsored by 60 lawmakers, who said 2031 is the proposed year to transition to the system of government.

Speaking on the situation, Fashola urged the proponents to reflect on the causes of its “collapse” in the First Republic and ascertain if the issues “had been sorted out or not”.

He added that the system “failed” the country and only quality governance would shape Nigeria better.

“They should reflect on whether the reasons which caused its collapse in the First Republic had been sorted out or not,” the former minister said.

The Parliamentary system is a form of government in which the party with the greatest representation in the legislature forms the government with its leader becoming prime minister

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