Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu, on Wednesday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to go beyond just body language to provide responsible leadership in governance.
Odinkalu, in a lecture he delivered at the second Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) Annual Colloquium in Abuja, said Nigeria, as presently constituted, needed leaders that could speak and connect necessarily with the citizenry and wondered why Buhari would choose to make his action plans known to foreign audiences, rather than speaking to Nigerians.
The NHRC chairman was referring to the president's earlier visit to Ghana, where he announced that he would constitute hiscabinet before the end of September, as well as the disclosure in Paris, France, that the Federal Government was negotiating with Boko Haram to secure the release of Chibok girls.
"You can't lead a country by body language; we need a leadership that will trust our people and speak to our people," he said and urged the president to speak to Nigerians directly.
Culled from Nigerian Tribune