- Ex-governor Peter Obi has called on Nigerians to elect leaders based on the Chinese model which looks at past performances
- He said leadership is the fundamental problem of Nigeria, and urged all citizens to be involved in devising better ways to elect leaders
- The former governor also noted that the level of investment in education will determine a nation’s Human Development Index
Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, has advocated for public officials at lower levels of government to be elected based on an aspect of the Chinese model of electing their leaders, which is based on their past performances.
He made the comment during an international conference at the Claretian Institute of Philosophy, CIP, Maryland, Nekede, which took place over the weekend, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the former governor said all hands must be on deck in the efforts to devise better ways of electing the leaders of the country; as he pointed out that leadership is the fundamental problem of Nigeria.
Speaking on ‘Human Development Index: Nigeria and the World’, Obi stated that improvement in HDI is directly proportional to the level of investment in education by countries.
Obi singled out Norway, which has the highest HDI ranking in the world; pointing out that the Scandinavian country invests heavily in education and has achieved a literacy level of virtually 100 percent.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that former governor Peter Obi described Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari as a failed country.
He lamented that Nigeria was still operating in the past, with no qualified leadership to revitalize the economy; and blamed the recent rise in agitation of youth across the country to the poor leadership of the present administration of the federal government.
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