Prof. Attahiru Jega has lamented the situation in Nigeria. According to the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the country is cursed with bad leadership.
He claimed leaders in the country are visionless apart from the fact that they are not selfless.
A reporter who was present at the event reports that Jega disclosed this while speaking during the first memorial
lecture in honour of the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Jega who joined the lecture virtually said the absence of visionary leaders has stunted the development of Nigeria.
“We must first and foremost acknowledge that Nigeria has been afflicted by the misfortune of having characters in governance who are neither selfless nor visionary,
who are rather greedy whether for power or money who are essentially clueless about matters of governance
and reckless in the way they handle governmental affairs and consolidators of bad democratic governance.
It was reported some time ago that Jega said that Nigeria needs and requires good democratic governance and not merely good governance.
Jega explained that Nigeria’s progress and development would require people in leadership positions who are not
merely selfless but visionary and patriotic.
According to the former INEC boss, the country needs leaders who can protect, defend and advance citizenship rights
against discrimination, marginalisation, predation, and exclusion.
Jega speaks on his 2023 ambition
Meanwhile, Jega said that the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) will serve as a better alternative to Nigeria’s two dominant political parties ahead of the 2023 elections.
Jega, the national leader of PRP revealed this during a stakeholders’ interactive session of the party in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi state on Monday, February 22.
The PRP national leader expressed optimism that that party would provide a better alternative to Nigerians following the new trend and at the pace at which mobilisation was going on across Nigeria.
By Taiyelolu A.