Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, says Nigeria is where it is today because of its leadership style that puts family and friends, acquaintances over merit, ability and capability to deliver.
According to Tribune, the former President disclosed this, on Tuesday, April 6, while speaking at the Palace of the Emir of Bauchi during a one-day working visit to Bauchi state.
He said for someone to be appointed to an office or given a responsibility in Nigeria, they must know someone at the top. This, he said, has been drawing the country backwards.
“In Nigeria, we have this tradition where some people feel that some ministries are big and juicy and must be given to a special person or that you have to know someone before you give him a responsibility role or put him somewhere. It is not like that with me, it is not my way of doing things,” he said.