Former INEC Boss Reveals Exactly what Nigeria Needs to Tackle Challenges

Former INEC Boss Reveals Exactly what Nigeria Needs to Tackle Challenges

- Attahiru Jega, former INEC chairman, recently shared his thoughts on what the country needs amid facing various challenges

- The former vice-chancellor of Bayero University on Saturday, June 5, stated that Nigeria requires good democratic governance

- Jega made the declaration during his speech at a workshop where major political stakeholders across the country were present

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Professor Attahiru Jega has said that Nigeria needs and requires good democratic governance and not merely good governance.

The former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the declaration on Saturday, June 5, while delivering his speech virtually at a memorial workshop in Lagos state.

Former INEC chairman reveals exactly what Nigeria needs to tackle challenges
Former INEC chairman says Nigeria requires good democratic governance. Photo credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency
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The event attended by a reporter had a theme titled: “Selfless Leadership and Good Governance: Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande an exemplar.”

Jega explained that Nigeria's progress and development would require people in leadership positions who are not merely selfless but visionary and patriotic.

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According to the former INEC boss, the country needs leaders who can protect, defend and advance citizenship rights against discrimination, marginalisation, predation, and exclusion.

His words:

"There is a correlation between selfless leadership and good governance, especially good democratic governance in Nigeria.
Although a necessay condition, selfless leadership is not a sufficient condition for good, democratic governance."

The event was also attended by former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Prof. Pat Utomi, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, Hon. Mrs. Nnenna Ukeje and among others.

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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.


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