From Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
Former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Yola, Prof. Babatope Alo, has reiterated that Nigeria needs good governance as a nation.
Alo made the remarks in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital yesterday in his paper presentation on “The Benefit of Good Governance to the Society”, at the official inauguration of Nigerian League of Pastors for Good Governance/Rural Rescue Outreach Foundation, NLPGG/RROF, Ekiti State chapter.
Alo, a former chairman, Governing Council, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, described that Nigeria as a blessed nation in terms of capital and material resources, but has not been blessed with good leadership due to inefficient governance and corruption.
He noted that every government in Nigeria condemns corruption but one can definitely confirm that successive governments have been very sincere in fighting corruption which is the bane of development in Nigeria.
“We have been having leaders who are more or less interested in self-accumulation of riches, rather than having feeling for the masses”
He pointed out that good governance means the institutions work effectively towards the implementation of policies aimed at the development of masses and efficient fund for development and welfare programmes.
The academician who posited that good governance is the most essential requirement of a progressive democratic country such as Nigeria.
The State Coordinator and Chairman, NLPGG/RROF, Prophet Oke Monday who urged all Christians to conduct themselves in a polite manner before the election and be peaceful, equally implored them not to engage in any act capable of truncating the smooth conduct of the election.
Oke noted that the nation will experience peace, saying it is now time for all to start preaching the Gospel of peace for good governance in our nation.