- Nigerian leaders are greedy and have a narrow vision when it comes to developmental projects, according to Professor Attahiru Jega
- The former chairman of INEC, on Monday, November 15, berated the leaders saying they lack the intellectual capacity to be classified as such
- Jega made this known while speaking during a lecture organised by the Students Wing of Coalition of Northern Groups (SW-CNG)
The former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the remark on Monday, November 15, in Katsina state, during a lecture organised by the Students Wing of Coalition of Northern Groups (SW-CNG).
Speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series, Jega attributed Nigeria's rising security and economic challenges to bad leadership.
In another report by ThisDay, the former INEC boss pointed out that the country has greedy leaders who have a narrow vision in terms of how to usher in developmental projects.
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According to him, poverty, youth unemployment, insecurity, maternal mortality, out-of-school children, early marriage, as well as challenges of reproductive health emanated from the north.
Jega lists 11 qualities a selfless Nigerian leader must have
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Jega said that great leaders in modern history are people who, by their selflessness, motivate, inspire others and achieve greatness for their countries.
The former INEC chairman made the remark while delivering a speech virtually at a memorial workshop in honour of the first civilian governor of Lagos, late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
He stated that selfless leaders are the epitome of service to the people, deserving of the recognition and title of servant leaders.
Jega's 2023 presidency ambition
Meanwhile, Jega said that he is not interested in the 2023 presidency. The political science professor said this in Ilorin, Kwara state in a lecture organised by Kwara Visioners Network for Rural Development.
He, therefore, urged the National Assembly to remove the legal encumbrance for electronic voting to be possible.
Prof Jega also blamed the National Assembly for opposing the use of electronic transmission of results, arguing that the method is cost-effective and easier to deploy.