The Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria has said that the country needs an overhauled system of governance that is built on the foundation laid by the nationalist political leaders..
The institute said the need became necessary, following the declining capacity of political leaders to ameliorate systemic challenges such as election fraud, terrorist attacks, herders-farmers conflict, armed banditry and police brutality, among others..
She cited the World Governance Index, where she mentioned that Nigeria had consistently ranked low in areas such as, government effectiveness, political stability, violence and terrorism; rule of law and control of corruption..
For the IoD chief, she said there is an expectation for political leaders to recognise systemic risks and put in place the necessary infrastructure to gather relevant data for problem solving.
According to her, the insufficiency of political savvy required to navigate the challenges that Nigeria faces has unleashed unrest across the nation and exacerbated existing tensions.
She maintained that Nigeria needed a new model of governance in which political leadership is based on the knowledge and competence of both political leaders and the electorate.
For the system to work in Nigeria, Jidenma said: “There must be significant improvement in literacy levels so that citizens are educated about the issues and can use their knowledge to make informed decisions about Nigeria’s political future