The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, has taken a swipe at all the leaders that governed Nigeria since May 1999 and the current government, describing them as accidental leaders.
According to him, accidental leadership brings about trial and error in governance, which has been the problem of Nigeria since 1999. He also expressed regret that leadership recruitment process in the country had been hijacked by a few politicians.
He spoke at the 2016/2017 Matriculation and Fellowship Endowment ceremony of National Institute for Legislative Studies, NILS, in Abuja this weekend saying the situation in the country is different from the prepared and vision-driven leadership obtainable in other democracies of the world. To address the problem of leadership in Nigeria, the former speaker called for regular ‘tutorials’ for political leaders at all levels and implored more Nigerians to participate in politics to open up the political space.