Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, urged Nigerians to vote out bad leaders and also advised the federal government to use recovered loot to develop national social security to alleviate hardship in Nigeria.
The former INEC chairman made this statement during a lecture organized by the Hudaibiyya Centre held at the Aminu Kano College of Legal and Islamic Studies in Kano, to mark Nigeria’s 59th independence.
He said every Nigerian deserves a better life and it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that. He said it was unfortunate that responsiveness, leaders’ nonchalant attitude to the masses woes thrive in Nigeria, ‘‘whereas these are what other nations have been fighting to erase from their system. If a leader fails, it is up to the public to ensure that they vote them out”.
Prof Jega added that there is an urgent need for the Buhari-led administration to come up with measures that would address insecurity and instability in various sectors of the nation.