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Nigerians are not ready for good governance – Oby Ezekwesili

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Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili has accused Nigerians of not being ready for good governance.

She stated this in social media post on Thursday.

Mrs Ezekwesili said that Nigerians who she had frequently claimed have been plagued with bad governance “absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed”.

She added that the politicians are taking advantage of this alleged relaxed attitude to fight governance and when the citizens are ready, there will be an end to bad governance.

“The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them,” she added.

“When citizens are ready, it will end.”

Ezekwesili had in December 2020 warned Nigerians ahead of the 2023 elections that the permanent voter’s card, PVC will not save the country until the political structure of the country changes.

Madam Oby as she is fondly called said her research into Nigeria and Africa’s political and economic landscape revealed that the problem of Africa lies in a political system that places private interests over common interests. This problem she believes cannot be solved by merely electing a new set of leaders.

She said, “One thing that is very clear is that simply picking up your PVC is not going to give us a different outcome. One of the things that I did in the course of last year till this year was to spend some time in research to look at what is the nexus between the quality of politics on the continent of Africa and economic development? Is there something that we needed to understand better and be able to compare with the outcomes in other societies in order to do things differently?

“And that means I spent time in an academy in Germany just doing a research that I titled FixPolitics. And in the cause of that research, I found clearly that the greatest disservice to the continent of Africa is that there is a dominant political culture that destroys everything about the continent.”

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