A former federal lawmaker, Dr. Usman Bugaje has declared that the crop of leadership currently leading the nation lacks knowledge, experience and character which he emphasized must be the measuring stick for the selection of next leaders.
Speaking during the ‘Maitama Sule Leadership‘ lecture series, organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Minna, Niger State, Dr.Bugaje stated that twenty years into democracy, there is no more trust between the government and the citizens.
Bugaje also said that restructuring is not the solution to Nigeria’s problem saying that competent leadership would address the many challenges facing the country.
The former gubernatorial aspirant in Katsina State urged the youths not to vote and support any politician blindly, stressing the need for them to go for people who have knowledge, experience and character.
In his keynote address, a member of the Northern Elders Forum, (NEF), Dr. Saddiq Umar Abubakar, said that for the next election, the North would support any Nigerian that has character, knowledge and leadership qualities irrespective of the State he comes from.
The North-Central Coordinator of the Coalition of Northern Groups, Comrade Muhammad Muhammad, said that the purpose of the lecture is to set an agenda for the way forward in leadership and governance in northern Nigeria.