Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has listed the qualities that Nigeria’s next president must possess.
Tambuwal said Nigeria needs a versatile leader who is nationalistic in approach.
Speaking at the 63rd birthday lecture of Mr Richard Akinnola, on the topic: “Security Challenges in Nigeria and its Implications for Sustainable Development” in Lagos, the governor said Nigeria needs a leader in tune with modern technology, not a parochial leader.
The governor also lamented Nigeria’s insecurity, stressing that the failed government was responsible for the menace.
He said, “Nigeria needs a leader that is versatile. One that has friends and associates across the length and breadth of this country.
“A leader with a broad world view and not a parochial and provincial politician.
“We need an incorruptible leader who understands that the best way to fight corruption is by personal examples.
“Nigeria needs a leader in tune with the times. Who is reasonably aware of the modern demands of technology in solving societal problems. Yes, Nigeria needs a bridge builder.”
The governor pointed out that Nigeria needs an accountable leader who can be trusted to face the challenges facing the country.
“A leadership that is nationalistic and not tribalistic, a leadership that promotes national unity, not disunity,” he said.