Nigeria needs competent, not strong leaders —Jega (Punch)

Nigeria needs competent, not strong leaders —Jega (Punch)

The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Attahiru Jega, says Nigeria needs competent and assertive leaders and not necessarily strong leaders.

According to Jega, an incompetent leader who is strong will end up destroying institutions.

The former INEC boss said this at the 58th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Abuja on Monday.

He said, “What we require most are the competence and capacity of leaders to take decisions and be assertive in ensuring that those decisions are actually implemented.  So, we have to be very careful in thinking that a strong leader can really help. Read more

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