A former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has stressed the need for a change of political culture in Africa to achieve meaningful development for the continent.
Ezekwesili made the recommendation at the matriculation ceremony of the 2023/2024 session of the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG) in Abuja on Saturday.
She said that there was an a dominant political culture across Africa that subordinates the common good to narrow interest.
Ezekwesili, who is the founder of the school, said “finding solutions to the quality of politics and economic performance of Nigeria was her reason in establishing the school”.
She said that the school was designed to correct the abnormally on the supply side of the market of politics and democracy.
According to her, “we have low-cost leadership in our politics today and you cannot produce anything from low-cost leadership.”
She said that the young people and technology would propel Africa forward, saying, however, that politics and governance process represent a major stumbling block.
“To correct these, we need to design a new pipeline that would contest against this monopoly political class that has a dominant culture.
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