• Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Nigeria’s constitution does not make a provision for government savings and lawyers yesterday failed to agree on whether it was enough reason for the country’s failure to save for its future.

    Going by Section 162 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, reckless government expenditures cannot be adequately blamed on former leaders, Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former external affairs minister said in a statement.

    “It is thoroughly misleading to isolate and demonise past regimes for the situation where […]