Group says politics needs more professionals

Group says politics needs more professionals
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They urged female technocrats to get more involved in politics in Nigeria.

The All Progressive Congress (APC’s) Professional Women Network Worldwide has encouraged professionals to become more involved in politics in Nigeria to ensure robust policy making and implementation in the country. The president of the group, Dr. Atinuke Wuraola-Owolabi, gave the call on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at a forum for political discourse with the theme: “The Role of Professionals in Politics and Good Governance.” She also called for a cleanup of the professional space to remove people with nothing to offer.

She encouraged more professionals to go into politics in order to speed up the nation’s development. The foundation of a nation’s development hinges on its professionals and experts. Experts such as professional teachers, engineers, lecturers and professors, accountants, doctors, nurses, computer scientists, etc. will add invaluable benefits to the political space. According to Wuraola-Owolabi, professionalism in politics is a path to good governance. And how does professionalism get into politics if not by professionals actively participating in politics?

The group says Nigerian politics need more women.

The president of the association says that a professional would bring his or her skills to the fore when they are needed and they carry decency and decorum as armor. Doing otherwise, she says, would send the country into political doom. She appealed to more female technocrats from various fields, however, to get involved in politics. She said politics is a serious matter and it is too important to be left in the hands of politicians alone.

She also said that some people go into politics for the wrong reasons due to ignorance. Because of this, they would not be able to formulate better policies that would better the lives of their constituents. The patron of the group, Dr. Nasiru Argungu, advised women in politics to collaborate, commit, and support the vision to make the association a greater force with more influence in the country. He concluded by saying that no nation can survive without its professionals.

Women are needed in forging political direction.

In the same vein, a former Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, who was represented by the Director of Woman Affairs, Tinubu Support Organization, Mrs. Folashade Onajobi, said that the role of women in nation building could not be overemphasized. She said women’s huge population was needed in forging political direction because they were closer to both the youth and children. So, they should be given opportunity to deploy their expertise for good governance. She warns that any party that ignores women does so at its own peril.

At the forum, different notable people commented on the issue. Mrs. Ayisat Gbajabiamila, a clinical pharmacist, said that women were naturally multi-talented. She stated that these unique talents and knowledge were crucial to accelerated development. Also, Mrs Sally William-Chinebu, the Country Director of Nigerian Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus, said that professionals left the political space in the country and that gave many who had nothing to offer opportunity to take over. Additionally, William-Chinebu advised women to collaborate to be able to change the narrative in political struggles.

Is Nigeria’s political space suitable to diligent professionals?

As the discourse about professionals in politics, especially women, continue to gain traction in Nigeria, the question whether Nigeria’s political space suits diligent professionals still remains valid. In different professional fields, most things are almost black-and-white. For instance, these people believe that they have to be diligent, honest, and averse to cutting corners to be on top in their respective field. In the political space, this may not be so clearly spelled out. A politician may have to breach what many professionals know and abide by as ethics.


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Ask Nigeria
6 days ago

Group says politics needs more professionals – They urged female technocrats to get more involved in politics in Nigeria. – Express your point of view.

Christiana
Member
5 days ago

Professionals might be able to help in some sectors of the economy, they should also be well grounded in how politics work before they venture into it

Tolaniiii
Member
5 days ago

Professionals might not be what we need in this country, but politically wise people, the fact that the professionals are knowledgeable in their own field doesn’t mean they are politically wise

Bola12
Member
5 days ago

The realm of politics is fraught with peril, and its management should not be entrusted solely to elected officials; instead, women should play an active role as well.

Kazeem1
Member
5 days ago

As a result of the departure of experts from the political arena in the country, many individuals who lacked anything of value to contribute were given the opportunity to seize control.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
5 days ago

It’s possible that this isn’t spelt out quite so plainly in the political sphere. It’s possible that a politician will be forced to act unethically, which is a concept that many professionals understand and abide by.

Adesanyaj72
Member
5 days ago

These individuals are under the impression that in order to achieve success in their chosen area, they must be conscientious, honest, and resistant to the temptation to take shortcuts.

Chibuzor
Member
5 days ago

When the situation calls for it, a professional will bring their skills to the forefront, and they will do so while maintaining their decorum and decency.

Taiwoo
Member
5 days ago

The cornerstone of a nation’s development is dependent on its professionals and experts; as a result, we require a greater number of those individuals.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
5 days ago

In order for the government to hasten the growth of the nation, it should encourage a larger number of qualified individuals to run for office.

Hassan Isa
Member
5 days ago

We should urge other working professionals to get more active in Nigeria’s political process in order to strengthen the nation’s ability to formulate and carry out effective policies.

Tonerol10
Member
5 days ago

Woman can really add more to the politics of Nigeria. It is free world, so they can really get involved to the betterment

Ultra0711
Member
5 days ago

Women have this special charisma at times. They have the creative and cunning way of pulling off things. They should do well.

SarahDiv
Member
5 days ago

We need more technocrats to stir the affairs of the nation so women technocrats can join politics. We don’t incompetence in our political space.

DimOla
Member
5 days ago

Women I mean technocrats are welcome into politics. It is the believe that women will do more to improve the economy of the nation because they’re mothers and have deeper sense of feel for human. They’re highly welcome.

Remi1
Member
5 days ago

The question of whether Nigeria’s political environment is suitable for hardworking professionals still stands as the discussion concerning professionals in politics, particularly women, continues to gather traction in Nigeria.

Adeolastan
Member
5 days ago

Woman need to get more involve in politics, according to affirmative action which was sign to decades ago because they are the closest to community and household,they really know what and what is needed by this household.

theApr
Member
5 days ago

As the discourse about professionals in politics, especially women, continue to gain traction in Nigeria, the question whether Nigeria’s political space suits diligent professionals still remains valid.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
6 days ago

Professionals should be given the opportunities to deploy expertise as said and to make the associations a greater force with more influence for good governance.
Women should be given a chance up there too

Last edited 6 days ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Haykaylyon26
Member
6 days ago

Make the woman come into politics is a nice strategy if they can add more positive thing to help our country it will also serve as multi talent on deck everyone will bring up ideas and solve thing out

jdpumping
Member
6 days ago

The women needs to put all hands n deck and please and get more involved in the politics in our country due to the fact that we are multi talented we can bring this into political field.

Abusi
Member
6 days ago

Our politics has been saturated and influenced by money mongers who only care about themselves and not the people. We still don’t know how some of them made their wealth, while some don’t have the prerequisite knowledge to lead the country. More professionals and technocrats, especially women should join politics too.