Absence of good governance hurting Africa’s economic development – Ezekwesili

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Former minister of Solid Minerals, Obiageli Ezekwesili has linked Africa’s under-development to the absence of good governance and quality political leadership.
Ezekwesili, who is the Founder, School of Politics, Policy and Governance School stated this during the weekend at the inaugural session of the SPPG Distinguished Guest Speaker Series, which was attended by thousands of Africans and global stakeholders.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Power, Performance and Legitimacy: Renewing Global Democratic Momentum’, she explained that the central thesis of #FixPolitics research was that “the absence of good governance is the greatest obstacle” to Nigeria’s economic development.
Ezekwesili insisted that nothing about Nigeria can change without a transformation of its politics, saying that African democracy is coming out of deficit, as African politicians have not delivered on the contract between them and the people they govern.
She said the trinity of growth and development showed that citizens of Nigeria and the rest of Africa need a politics that leads to good governance

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