It is this delicate balance between varying and significant alteration that needs to be maintained and jealously guarded.
It requires a significant level of political maturing of the operators of the constitution, combined with a significant level of understanding of national interest for this delicate balance to work effectively.
Alas, unfortunately we are saddled with a political elite and ruling class consumed by greed and selfishness, and incapable of appreciating and promoting collective interests.
STOP PRESS: THE ACTUAL STATUS AND COST OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAM:
I am not sure if I am the only one that noticed this anomaly. Nearly a month ago, the Federal Government through a principal aide of the Acting President released with fanfare the figures for the Home Grown School Feeding [HGSF] Program.
In the first announcement, the total cost expended so far was supposed to have been N7.1 billion released to 7 states, covering 1.2 million pupils for one meal a day each over a 24 day period. About 11,000 caterers were also said to have been engaged.
However, two weeks after the first announcement, the same aide came out with grossly different figures without any explanation.
Now according to the new figures, the actual total amount expended is N3.7 billion, and the total number of states covered is 11, and not 7!
What is responsible for the discrepancy? Where is the balance of the figures?
JAYE GASKIA is Co-convener of Say No Campaign [SNC] & National Coordinator of Protest To Power Movement [P2PM]
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