The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has explained why Nigerian governments underperforms.
Speaking in Delta State, the Vice President explained that ethnic consideration in appointments in public offices was one of the major reasons governments fail to deliver on their promises.
|Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo|
He, however, assured Nigerians that the Muhammadu Buhari administration was working hard to stem the tide.
According to Osinbajo, “Government must stand for something, some high values, there must be a moral platform.”
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“Western liberal democracy upheld the ideas of merit, hard-work and sometimes that would be described as a puritanical work ethic and it’s my view that our own elite, political elite, religious elite and business elite must have some consensus on the important of values in our society.
“Let’s just take an example of those values, let’s just take merit as an example. If our choice is based on merit, it ensures it can guarantee the best performance.
“However, it appears that in matters concerning government and governance and the matters of even allocation of public resources, we prioritize ethnicity or even religion and political affiliation over merit.
“Merit always comes last in our considerations, this is why we underperform, and why we cannot perform well in matters of government and in the allocation of public resources.”
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