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INEC Ex-Boss, Jega Cries Out

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) former Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega has cried out.

He said: “Across the world, about 25 countries, which represents 40 percent of the global population practice the federal system of government. What is clear is that when you look at the Nigerian context, not only has there been a long military rule but in the 20 years of civilian rule, we have not made significant progress.”

“Nigeria is one of the worst models of political accommodation of diversities, power as well as resource sharing. What account for the difference between Nigeria and other countries with more effective management of their diversity are elite consensus and good governance.”

“Bad governance and over-concentration of power at the centre is a recipe for disaster. For its stability, progress, and development as a modern nation-state, Nigeria’s current federal structure needs refinement and improvement or some form of what can be called restructuring.”

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