Okon Bassey in Uyo
Lack of detribalised and patriotic leadership, weak democratic institutions, personalisation of state power and wide spread insecurity have been identified as factors that are undermining Nigeria’s productivity.
Those factors were contained in a communique issued at the end of the 2022 National Conference of Former Deputy Governors Forum of Nigeria that ended in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, yesterday.
The communique listed other factors like rapid population growth and high infant mortality, rising debt profile, poor administration of elections, polarisation of the Nigerian polity which has undermined National cohesion and unstable foreign policy.
The communique outlined strategies for overcoming the challenges to include, promotion of consciousness about core National values such as discipline, integrity, dignity of labour, social justice, religious tolerance and diversity.
Others were the promotion of culture of good governance,…
Source: Thisday Newspaper