Friday, March 24, 2017 6:56 am
The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said that Federal character should not be pursued at the expense of merit.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, said this at the 10th year memorial lecture of the late legal icon, Kehinde Sofola SAN.
Speaking at the event which was held at the Shell hall of the Muson Center, Lagos, southwest, Nigeria, he added that federal character breeds nepotism.
He said Nigeria has a lot of talented individuals, adding that those who runs the country are not always the best the country could offer.
Speaking further, he said democracy should not be about politicians, but regards for the rule of law.
He reiterated his commitment to the eradication of child marriage, adding that inability to adequately cater for multiple wives and children leads to boko haram, street begging, hawking among other social vices.