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Kingsley Moghalu: 7 ways to Solve Leadership Problems in Nigeria



Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the presidential candidate in the 2019 election, is the leader of TBAN, an independent movement that educates the public on electoral reforms and constitutional reform.

“Evil is not an expression of greatness or status. It is a matter of change, assessment, and participation. —Robin S. Sharma The author of “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”

The Coronavirus epidemic, also known as COVID-19, has changed the world from the way we know it. At the time when the epidemic is to be overcome, as expected, if its prevention and treatment is provided, the economy will shake and the united states will collapse, and some governments will rise up, some will collapse. Leaders have been tried from Beijing to Rome, from Seoul to Washington DC, to Abuja and even to Pretoria. Even before this epidemic, Nigeria had been through its own epidemic; including a lack of good leadership along with a bad political style that has thrown the country into a bad mood. For a long time our economy has collapsed. Poverty is rampant. I love the partisan part, The conflicts that some individuals have set on fire simply because they hold power are the ones that have prevented our country from becoming a nation. Boko Haram has launched a war on us, over 10 years it has been eliminated.

How can we choose our leaders in such cases, who deliberately ignore the vitality of the health sector? Nigerians refuse to lock themselves at home, because if they do, they fear not trying to protect their health by starving them. There is no electricity. There is not enough water to even wash our hands. And, in most parts of the country, the issue of distance between people is a joke. The way we have integrated in our culture the Coronavirus epidemic cannot be prevented. On the other hand, some imams and pastors have been exposed to secular studies, which poses a threat to public health, insisting that religious services should be continued.

Leadership is the key to national development. Because it’s too heavy. We choose to provide ourselves with a good governance system for Nigeria, or we can continue to live in our own situation, our country is always underdeveloped. In this article, I will highlight seven ways we can reform our corrupt leadership.

1. We need to know what the true meaning of leadership is, what we ought to have, but we are not. Leadership means being mature, energetic, and reaching out to other people – be it families, conferences, employers, states or countries, to achieve sustainable growth. This kind of has to do with vision. Before you can step in or move on, a leader must have a vision. The question here is, where are we from? Where do we aim? Where should we lead, and how can we reach that? What criteria, policies, and strategies do we have to achieve this?

Regardless of the nature of the world, if a well-designed system is combined with the conditions of our nation and the rest of the world, a nation like ours can exist, precisely. For a long time we were drifting, without balance. This is the difference to be compared with the ‘Horn of Africa’, since the Western world is also afraid of the possibility of a 200 million country chaos, which will lead to the influx of refugees into their own region and the world at large. It can be said that our destiny is in our hands, so we can build our future. On the other hand, we are a problem that global policy makers are afraid of its existence.

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Leadership means that there is a risk involved. Quotes from Dr.’s book. “Take The Risk,” says Ben Carson, “If there’s no danger, you’ll be heard; and if the danger is known, then profit will be gained ”. There has to be a choice, and in each choice there is a following. Vision, organization, and good choices are the key to growth.

It is not to lose direction but to rely heavily on crude oil, and to encourage ethnic and religious differences in a country that is not built on discrimination, which can only lead to a pit of poverty and conflict.

2. We must prepare to restore our political system to the election of good leaders. Clearly, the process that is taking place in Nigeria will not be long. Need to know I did. Who has the vision, experience and wisdom of Nigerian leadership in line with the demands of the 21st century? This is a major issue that should be addressed, and our leaders are only concerned that they will be in office by 2023.

3. The future leadership of Nigeria should be created through a memorandum of understanding, in which all major political parties will be imported. Such was the case in 1999. It is not the norm, but it is a given situation and must be done. Our politics have been so damaged over the years that it has taken over, and the importance of financial politics, it will be difficult to create the kind of leadership Nigeria needs. In fact, this agreement needs to be made between our political parties, tribes, groups, traditional rulers, elders including our country’s presidents, youth, men and women. But now, APC and PDP are the strongest parties, and we cannot rule out the possibility of a new blood race without one of those old hands.

4. I must look at the role that equality and justice play in nation building. It can be done without jeopardizing the formation of a new leadership structure. The idea of ​​the Ibo tribe being kept alive 50 years after the civil war, and the need for reconciliation as a part of this is a reflection of Nigeria’s future. Candidates from the major ethnic groups – Yoruba, Hausa-Fulani and minorities from the Niger Delta have all been elected to different offices. But Ibo is not yet elected president in Nigeria.

More than ethnic and regional discrimination, what Nigeria needs is good and strong leadership. This is in all parts of Nigeria, including in the South West. But from the Nigerian perspective and the situation, this is an opportunity to throw two birds with one stone. Most importantly, it is the creation of a new constitution that will put Nigeria on the path of a perfect nation. Without a reform of the constitution of Nigeria, the country has no future but a continuation of economic and political development in Nigeria. The structure of our future leadership must focus on constitutional reform and the issue of national unity.

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5. The fix of Nigeria’s governance crisis requires skilled workers, academics and youth to become involved in politics. It is the fascism that rules the world right now – at least in the more advanced parts. The politics of the struggle before and after independence was dominated by skilled workers. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello wrote to express their thoughts. Today, it is the poor and the bedridden who occupy the place of leadership. As long as we want to ensure the future of our children, Nigerian professionals must seize the opportunity that they have left behind.

The future is under threat from economic pollution and the attempt to return to a system of slavery. Our young people should take responsibility for shaping their future. They should (a) create political parties and create a viable political system, They do not only share in the struggles and struggles of the media; (b) to register and vote, regardless of the challenges they face and (c) to run for competent offices.

6. Strong commitment to the Nigerian electoral process is a priority today. Without doing it, it would be only in black that we have democracy, it is just culture. It is also worth reviewing the consensus that I mentioned earlier facing the 2023 elections before the end of 2020.

7. Finally, leaders must learn more and more because leadership is learned through study and training. I remember a conversation I had with CNN on this subject years ago. The program, called Reading for Leading, features Richard Quest interviewing leaders in world trade and economists on how reading has made them good leaders. As former NATO Commander Admiral James Stavridis (Rtd) quotes in his book The Leader’s Bookshelf, which is a book on leadership, he says, reading is the first step for good leadership, because it helps us there. Understanding ourselves, and helping us to understand who they are, our role models and talents, improves our writing system and improves our leadership skills.


Government leadership training should be put in place before all government functions. Unlike most other African countries, Ethiopia (Ethopia) has a Leadership University. Existing political parties should send their candidates to governorship schools both inside and outside Nigeria. At the beginning of 2018, I completed consultations on my candidacy and a visit to my former boss at the United Nations, the late UN chief Kofi Annan. I would have talked about training candidates and leaders like we have ever had in his office in Geneva, and he laughed. His bright, warm face suggested to me: “Don’t call it ‘leadership training’, Kingsley”. African politicians believe they have nothing to learn from anyone else. All you have to do is invite them to a seminar on leadership and leadership. A vision. Three-year celebration of “Leadership Training!”

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