Only best brains needed in public sector, says Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Friday said the nation should create a system that allows its best brains to take over the public sector and make it work for Nigerians.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, disclosed that Saraki made the call while presenting the keynote address at the inaugural National Chevening Alumni Leadership Summit, organised by the British High Commission and the Nigeria Chevening Alumni Association in Lagos.

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According to the statement, Saraki said while the practice across the world is to allow the best brains to go into the public sector, in Nigeria, the most qualified people struggle to join the private sector.

Saraki was quoted as saying “the most educated and skilled people should take over governance and help to convert the numerous God-given resources to genuine development for Nigeria and Nigerians.

“We are here today to explore ‘The Economic prosperity of Nigeria and the role of alumni in contributing to economic growth.”



  1. Una go gree?
    When they wont get well paid in addition to delayed salaries in Nigerian public sector, why wont they go to private sectors?
    The amount of Nigerians that have earned degrees back home but working in other countries as professionals in various fields, are unimaginable.
    Lack of jobs to earn a honest living, lack of job security for those that are employed etc. tells graduates that YOU ARE NOT NEEDED HERE.
    A whole lot of countries are into immigrant schemes, not because they love foreigners so much, but because they acknowledge human resources (educated professionals) which they currently lack, is key in moving their country forward.
    It is not for Mr. Saraki to pay lip service as usual.
    IMPLEMENTATION has always been a problem with us, this important phase, requires urgent repair!

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