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“Nigerian Leaders are Greedy and Power-Drunk — Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega says

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist has learned that the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega has described present Nigerian Leaders as greedy and power druken.

Jega said this in Lagos during the first memorial lecture in honour of the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with the theme, “Selfless Leadership and Good Governance: Jakande as an exemplar.

He said,

“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.

“One of the major challenges of good democratic governance in Nigeria is that of having selfless, patriotic, inclusive and effective leadership in order to drive Nigeria national affairs and the development of the political economy towards the goal of democratic governance. Getting things right would require selfless and visionary leadership.”

“Late Jakande was a leader with great foresight, he was impactful. One can say he touched lives and indeed one can say he was focused in implementing policies, his legacies and his memory lives forever,” he said.

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