Nigeria’s Future is Bleak Without Inclusive Governance – Dr. Osaren Emokpae
The Chairman, Board of Trustees, ED-John Institute of Management and Technology, also Philips School of Futurology, Security and Leadership Research, Dr. Osaren Emokpae, has called on Nigerian leaders to run an inclusive government that will include every citizen and give every part of the country a sense of belonging.
Emokpae made the call while speaking at a press conference for the inaugural annual lecture of Philips School of Futurology, Security and Leadership Research, with the theme: “Future in Focus”, held in Lagos.
According to Dr. Emokpae, the chairman for the inaugural annual lecture will be one of Nigerian foremost leading advertising mogul, industrialist and businessman, Chief Olu Falomo.
He further stated that Nigeria cannot know peace until fundamental issues, underlying historical paths are dealt with and failure to run inclusive government would not only continue to tear the nation apart but endanger its future.
“As long as there is continuous departure from inclusiveness to make every Nigerian partake in governance, the future of Nigeria remains bleak and time is now to look into the future”, he said.
“There are Nigerians who do not have any other place to go and as long as you exclude some people in the governance of the country and their rights being denied, they will always want to fight back and found a way to get involved by committing such atrocities, like kidnapping, robbery, among other vices,” he added.
Emokpae admonished that, “Futurology is the future we need to be talking about now and how to make Nigerians inclusive in governance and social development. This is more reason for the school of leadership and future studies should be included in the Nigerian educational system.”