Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former Vice President of the World Bank, has said that the key to correcting the ills in Nigerian politics is citizen awareness and active participation in politics.
Ezekwesili expressed disappointment that politics in Nigeria is not fulfilling the core requirements of a democratic system, which is to provide good governance for the wellbeing of its citizens.
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She stated these during the public launch of #FixPolitics, where she reportedly presented findings from her fellowship research on how to fix politics in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.
In the words of the former World Bank executive, “It is the collective effort of citizens that can change the quality of the political class and compel the kind of constitutional and electoral changes required to achieve good governance.”
This was contained in a statement titled, “Ezekwesili presents research findings on fixing Nigeria’s politics…As former Mexican president, others push for political reforms,” signed by Ehime Alex and sent to The PUNCH, on Thursday.
According to the statement, the study which Ezekwesili was involved in was designed to seek to understand the interconnection between politics and economic performance in a democratic society motivated Richard von Weizacker fellowship and research study at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin, Germany.
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