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Making Public Service Reform a Reality in Nigeria

Preamble I want to start by paying tribute to the Africa Research Institute for giving me the great honour of delivering its 10th Anniversary lecture. My invitation to deliver this lecture and the courtesies I have been shown since my arrival from Abuja yesterday is totally in keeping with ARI’s approach of giving Africans the platform to tell the story of Africa in their own voices, with first-hand knowledge, insight, dignity and respect. In the last 10 years, ARI has encouraged debate that has often gone against the grain, and ventilated research that has challenged accepted wisdom about Africa in
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