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.
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.”