'Leadership in the African context: how to drive transformational change in African countries', a special lecture by HE Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, followed by a Q&A. This lecture was livestreamed and recorded at a public event at the Blavatnik School of Government on 8 January 2018. The event was held in partnership with the Africa Initiative for Governance.
HE Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is a two-time President of Nigeria. He served as Nigeria’s military Head of State from 1976–79, becoming the first military ruler in Nigeria to hand over power to a democratically elected government. In 1999, he was elected civilian President and held office until 2007.
HE Chief Obasanjo is a leading African statesman. He has developed a strong international profile as a result of holding various positions in the United Nations (UN) and other organizations such as the African Union, where he was Chairperson from 2004 to 2006.
The UN has inducted him as special envoy of Africa, and as a representative of the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), where he oversees the democratic elections of countries across the African continent.