Nigeria’s Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has urged world leaders to aspire to meet their social obligations to those they govern as a means of minimising conflicts and attaining a more peaceful society.
The ex-President also urged leaders to always adopt a conscience-based approach rather than resorting to the dictates of their ego which, according to him, had brought untold hardship to humanity across the ages.
Jonathan gave this advice in his keynote address entitled, “Conscience-based leadership: The secret to global peace and security,” which he delivered on Friday at a World Summit holding in Kuching, Malaysia.
The summit, jointly organised by the State of Sarawak and the Junior Chamber International, had in attendance 700 young leaders from 102 countries.
Excerpts of the ex-President’s address according to a statement by his Media Office in Abuja said, “The best leadership flows from inspiration and not from power or force of arms. You can only inspire people when your leadership is governed by your conscience and the support of the led.”