Kriz David is a tax, forensic and leadership expert. He is also a development economist. He also has over 20 years of professional experience in leadership, strategy, capital market, manufacturing, retailing, oil and gas, banks and other financial service institutions.
He is the presidential candidate of Liberation Movement. He recently released a book titled ‘Smart Government, the preferred future’, where he outlined his plans of shaping the Nigerian dream and the pathway to prosperity.
David, in this book which he refers to as his promissory note to Nigerians, outlines the various step required to get the country operating in a smart way.
He unequivocally states that he is offering Nigerians Smart Government to shape the Nigerian Dream— a nation that offers her citizens a promise. He wants to get Nigerians ride progressively on the path of prosperity.
The liberation movement presidential candidate observes that insecurity, corruption, economic stagnation and other ills that Nigeria as a nation grapple with are merely symptomic manifestations of the unaddressed faulty foundation.
He says Nigeria’s root problem is inequality, adding that inequality pervades the entire design framework of the nation’s reward system, administration of justice and access opportunities.
“If the wrong value of inequality is not addressed, Nigeria will continue to be marooned in a cycle of failure and backwardness,” he says.
“Smart Government is a government that engages systems thinking to craft innovative policies and technologies that address our peculiar challenges in Nigeria. Smart Government is the preferred future that has eluded Nigerians for the past 58 years”, he explains.
David identifies five unimpeachable steps that Nigeria must take and genuinely follow if it is to become a truly great and prosperous nation. The five steps as identified in his book include Article of faith, Rule of law, Economic Freedom, Fair Tax Systems and Learning Economy.
He warns that these are not points agenda, but systems thinking processes that are interwoven.
He notes that Nigeria as a nation has not only struggled to realise her potentials but is in search of her identity and place as a nation among nations of the world. He points out that leadership has not only failed in Nigeria, but that the copuntry has failed as a nation owing to her low moral value quotient bedevilled with ethnic and tribal sentiments, religious bigotry and the quest for wealth at the expense of morality.
On this premise, he identifies seven core virtues of Equality, Meritocracy, Integrity, Incorruptible, Diligence, Excellence and Abidance that are the solid foundation for prosperity of a nation, and when elected into office as the nation’s president, he plans to engrave these into the consciousness of the Nigerian systems and Nigerians in general.
“If elected as the president of the great nation come 2019, I will not be engaging in guess work because I already have a blueprint in my book Smart Government – The preferred future, which was born out of my curiosity to understand why some nations are prosperous and others are not. Nigeria is in a dire situation, therefore requires experts not vocational politicians to save our dear nation.”