Renowned Kano business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata has called on policy makers in the country to effect a paradigm shift through the abolishing of the present constitution for credible leadership to prevail.
Dantata spoke on Wednesday at his residence in Koki quarters of Kano metropolis, when the northern elders forum led by Professor Ango Abdullahi paid him a condolence visit over the death of Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa.
The business mogul said the prevailing constitution in the country should be streamline in accordance with present realities for business leadership to be on the right track.
According to him, Nigeria is passing a critical stage of democratic transition where the presidential system of government needs to be discarded in favor of the parliamentary one.
He said the system is too conversant and expensive to be sustained, pointing out that it was the expensive nature of the system that has given way to a myriad of problems bedeviling the country.
Speaking further, Nigeria has suffered a lot in the hands of colonial masters who had exploited the nation for years, lamenting that it was the wealth of the nation they plundered in order to boost their own economic fortune.
According to the business mogul, there was a compelling need for urgent rethink for the country to answer its name in all sparing of human interest.
Stressing that the nation is currently losing the focus and stem as a result of absence of focused and credible leadership.
In his address earlier, Chairman of northern elders forum, Professor Ango Abdullahi, stated that they are in Kano to condole the People’s and Government of the state over the demise of Alhaji Bashir Tofa, Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmad, Sani Dangote and Ado Gwaram former secretary to Kano state government .
Those on the entourage included General Saleh Maina, Hakeem Baba Ahmed, Waziri Bauchi Alhaji Bello Kirfi, Nastura Shariff, Hajiya Najaatu Mohammed.
The Northern Elders Forum also visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Deputy Governor Mr Nasiru Gawuna, Alhaji Yahaya Hamma and Aminu Dantata homes.
At Bashir Tofa residence, there were tears amongst the visitor’s who recalled the contributions of the Late Bashir Tofa in the development of the Country.