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Kukah: ‘Fighting corruption’ mantra no longer working — we need leaders that will perform

Speaking on Monday at an event organised by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) in collaboration with the Kukah Centre, Matthew Kukah, bishop of the Catholic diocese of Sokoto, says Nigerians want leaders that can be perform.

“The greatest challenge for us in Nigeria is that our identity politics has not been well managed, and politics remains the most viable ingredient in managing diversity. Had we developed the skills to manage diversity effectively, the challenges confronting the country would have been tackled”, he further stated.

A 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) ranked Nigeria as the second most corrupt country in West Africa. Nigeria’s current president, Muhammadu Buhari, rode to power in 2015 on the back of fight against corruption.