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Leaders must provide good leadership, good governance or must get out, says Obasanjo

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Former President,Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said that leaders at all levels must provide the four components of good leadership to justify their elections or appointments.

Obasanjo sated this at the 22nd Convocation Lecture of the Lagos State University (LASU).

The lecture was entitled: “Role of Tertiary Education in Promoting Social Cohesion and Peace: Opportunities and Challenges for Nigeria’’.

The lecture was delivered by Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission.

Obasanjo was the Chairman of the occasion.

According to the former president, leaders must provide good leadership, good governance, understand development and maintain values to move the country forward.

“If you, as a leader, cannot give good leadership, good governance, understand what development is, and maintain values within our culture, then you must get out.

“If you are in any leadership position, you must also observe three G’s: meaning you must give and get others to give; if you cannot do either of the two, you must get out of the system,” he said.

Obasanjo said that higher education in Nigeria should have social, economic and political purposes, besides education.

He identified higher education as panacea for social coalition and peace.

The former president said that disparity was not a way to manage diversity, adding that mismanagement was a problem for diversity.

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