By Zika Bobby
With the growing need around Africa for quality leadership, particularly in Nigeria, the continent continues to experience an increasing leadership deficit in the areas of policy analysis, development and good governance.
This is as the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG) is determined to bridge the gaps experienced in these areas with a well-tailored curriculum for African students with a global perspective.
Convener/Chair of FixPolitics and Founder SPPG, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, who spoke on the leadership deficit in the continent and Nigeria, in her Abuja office said the world needed Africa and Africa needed the world.
“The existing multilateral order is broken and must be urgently fixed so that our world can make critical decisions and take the right actions on issues that affect us all. Africa must be at the centre of the conversations on global governance, economic growth, poverty and inequality, climate change, disruptive technologies and related issues of human and social development.
“The world will do better with Africa actively at the table of the redesign of today’s global architecture for a future that provides equal opportunity for everyone anywhere to excel,” she said.
To be ready for this, Africa needed disruptive leaders who are constantly invested in finding better solutions to problems of their communities, countries and the world.
“The SPPG is where we are raising the ethical, competent and capable disruptive leaders for an Africa that sits at the global table of decision. And we are doing so, one leader at a time in significant numbers,” Ezekwesili said.
The SPPG is an unconventional school of the research-anchored #FixPolitics initiative that is designed to transform the quality of political and public leadership in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. This innovative leadership school is invested in developing a massive pipeline of value-based and disruptive thinking political-class equipped with the requisite knowledge, skills, and mindset to solve complex leadership problems to reposition Africa in the 21st Century.
The SPPG has a continental focus and commenced in Nigeria in 2020 with expansion plans into Senegal in 2023, as the step before six other countries.