This Twitter User Thinks Only Nigerians Who Have International Exposure Are Fit To Lead

September 20, 2016
A twitter user in the diaspora shared her opinion on the type of leaders Nigeria needs and sparked heavy debate on the social website yesterday.

It appears some people are of the opinion that we should leave the administration of country to those who have lived or trained abroad.

International exposure is apparently now a pre-requisite to leading, according to her.

We know it sounds petty af, but come to think of it, most of the Nationalists who fought for Nigeria’s independence were indeed foreign trained.

But on the other hand, we have seen foreign trained Nigerians drag us further into a mess, when they were placed in positions of authority.

To our surprise, Naija Twitter actually discussed the issue, by presenting opposite arguments.

Some felt this was a narrow and disconnected viewpoint of someone who lives abroad, and who subscribes to the idea that ‘the only way is the white man’s way’.

Is it time we look for a system that will work uniquely for Nigerians?

Because the Nigerian system is quite peculiar, and unfamiliar to foreign returnees.

Or could it be our leaders are just too greedy and selfish?

We all want the best for this country, but should we really elect leaders based on where they lived or schooled? What of the vast population of brilliant minds who have not had the opportunity to step out of this country? Should they be marginalized because of this? What do you think?

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