Ex Nigerian Ambassador to The Netherlands, Mrs. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu has urged Nigerians to elect people into political offices base on merit and competence.
She recently revealed that this will guarantee our dear country the required development and growth.
According to Awolowo-Dosunmu, who made the call at a virtual national dialogue, organized by the Political Leadership and Training Institute (POLA) of former Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria would keep attracting selfish leaders who are only concerned about their personal interest if we don’t wake up in time.
She added that Nigerians should ensure only the right persons are voted into positions of leadership henceforth.
Her words, “Any nation requires a consensus about where they want to go. Without a consensus, then we can’t even begin. In the first republic, our founding fathers do have a consensus of the sort. They were united on their zeal to serve the people and when occasions arouse they forged a common front in order to serve their people better.”
“The most important is that they hard a consensus on the kind of structure of governance that was suitable for a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural country like Nigeria. It was a consensus that federalism was the best.
“But somehow along the road we have lost our way and that is what I believe we should be interrogating now. What do we need to do?
“We need to have a consensus about what kind of leaders we need in this country. What kind of governance do we need?
“The best kind of governance is the one that stresses the responsibilities of the ruler to the subject. The aim of a good government is the welfare of the entire people under its jurisdiction.
“The duty of a good government is clear. It is not opened to the government to prefer the members of its own hierarchy in the provision of amenities. We need to agree on the kind of government we want”