Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, says the reason Nigeria is not working is because many individuals in various offices were recruited based on sentiment.
Mr. Obi said this on Wednesday when he joined Governor Nyesom Wike to commission the Constructed Internal Road Phase 2 in Isiokpo, Ikwere Local Government Area of Rivers State.
He said, “The reason Nigeria is not working today is that people have been recruited based on sentiments,” Mr. Obi said, adding that this way of operating has to stop.
“If we have to recruit you to be local government chairman, governor, vice president, president, and minister, it must be based on capacity and competence, which are viable not what we are doing now and the country is collapsing”.
The former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, added that accountability in government is a critical yardstick to determining good governance and building the trust of the people.