Plan before implementing policies, Babalola tells Tinubu, Kwara gov

Former Kwara State governorship aspirant, Sunday Adebayo Babalola, has urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure thorough planning before implementing his policies and programmes.

He said doing so would help the Federal Government take steps to avoid lapses that will inflict unintended hardship on the people.

According to him, policies should advance the country, ensure prosperity, welfare of the citizens and improve their security and living standards.

Babalola spoke on Thursday in an interview with journalists in Lagos.

He said: “President Tinubu should plan more of his programmes and policies before rolling them out. But his time for planning should not be a century. He should know that he has only three years left now. So, he should plan before rolling out and when he is rolling out, he should keep watching to see what is being impacted, what is going wrong and what should be done to ameliorate the situation or to correct some things. By ameliorating, I do not mean palliatives; you correct what you see that is not being done properly. That, in my mind, is proper.”

Babalola, a philanthropist, urged Kwara State residents not to despair. He assured them that the current hardship in the land would be temporary, adding that God would assist them with the kind of leadership that would attend to their needs and ameliorate their sufferings.

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“There is hope for them. Things can never continue this way. A time will come when it will stop and people will have the government they deserve.”

Similarly, he urged the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, to ensure the delivery of dividends of democracy to residents.

“In the next three years, he should plan, look at what will directly impact the people and do it, not by giving people peanuts. He should ensure the people can see the benefits of democracy so that they will remember him long after he is gone. There are many things to do for the people. He should plan.

“Kwara State deserves better governance. They deserve better visionary leaders. They deserve people that will plan before they take action and not just jump into it and say see what I am doing.

“We need people that will know that the positions they hold are positions of trust. We need people that will truly know that they are answerable to the people that appointed them. When I mean people that appointed them, it does not mean all the electorate that voted for them, it also includes those that did not vote for them.”

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