Boris Johnson to Nigeria’s Leaders: Allow People Freely Choose Those to Lead Them…

Written by on March 28, 2023

With the dust from Nigeria’s 2023 general election yet to settle, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Boris Johnson has stressed that the people should always be allowed to freely choose who would govern them.

The advice from Johnson came just as Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, also advised Nigerians to desist from making derogatory remarks about the nation, but rather promote the positives in the country.

Johnson and Sanwo-Olu, spoke at the 16th edition of the Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe lectures with the theme: “Rehumanising Human Experience, A Synopsis of Anyiam-Osigwe Treatises,” held at Marriot Hotel, Ikeja, yesterday.

Owing to these, Johnson said the job of politicians was to create the condition in which the people would be able to unleash their potential.

Johnson insisted that democracy still remains the best option for the people and stressed the importance of human capital and how best to maximise the potential of the citizens.

He stated that government must ensure some criteria if it hopes to enhance human capital, in order to stimulate economic growth. These according to him include: Safety and equality under the law; the right to choose and remove those who govern them; freedom to live as they wish provided within the law; guaranteeing a society that is open and without discrimination.

The Former British Minister also added the government should ensure a seamless and cost-effective transportation system in the state and provide qualitative education for both male and girl children to avoid the extinction of human talents.

He, therefore, called for further collaboration and synergy between Nigeria and Britain in order to tackle similar challenges together and do more together.



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