A presidential aspirant, under the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prof Femi Olufunmilade, has said that Nigeria needs qualified people in governance. According to him, the reason the nation is having problems is because it is being governed by people who are not qualified.
Olufunmilade, made this statement yesterday at a press conference and book launch themed, ‘Public Declaration to Run for President of Nigeria and Presentation of Presidential Policy Book,’ where he made his desire known to run for the presidential position during the upcoming 2019 presidential election. The title of the book, which was launched is, “For The Good Of Our People: A Nigerian Manifesto.”
“The most important jobs in our country, like president, governor and other political positions, are usually held by people who are not qualified. This is because when we are considering, we don’t consider people with the right criteria, but people with deep pockets. There needs to be a paradigm shift.”
Olufunmilade, who is a political scientist and the current Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Igbinedion University, went further to say that, “a political scientist, has a higher chance of succeeding compared with someone who doesn’t have the background.”
While reviewing the presidential policy book, Prof OBC Nwolise, former head, department of Political Science, University of Ibadan and visiting professor, Army War College, said that, Nigeria is a nation with no vision and as such, has no direction.
“It’s a pity, Nigeria has no vision as a nation. A nation without vision has no direction and no destination and will merely exist on earth to service other nations which know why they are earth. That is another unique and new value this book and this author have brought to Nigeria’s political terrain.
“From what this book offers, and from what I know of the author, with whom I have related since 2007, here is a leader, a man of vision that has the capacity and political will to engineer the transformation of Nigeria for the good of the people.”
Also present at the event as special guests were, Eng Wale Adesina, deputy national secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Sir Folu Olamiti, former managing director, Tribune Newspapers and chairman, Anglican TV.