The Nigerian predicament: Nigeria is in dire need of selfless and patriotic leadership

Nigeria is at the crossroads and the inhabitants of the once glorious nation, are going through excruciating pain of unimaginable magnitude. Issues ranging from: insecurities, corruption, nepotism, poverty, hunger, and poor leadership. As a concern citizen, this is certainly not the best of time, but Nigeria will survive.

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Richard Olanrewaju Odusanya, ED, Africa Covenant Rescue Intiative-ACRI
“Leadership is having a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless implementation, and talented people working together.” —Alan Mulally.

Leadership must be visionary and accountable to the people. Strong patriotic leadership supported by strong patriotic follower-ship coupled with our own national values which emphasizes respect, discipline, honesty, dedication and hard work. Nigeria is in dire need of such-like leadership and team to pilot us out of the wood to the promised land.

The trouble with Nigeria is simple and squarely, a failure of leadership. When there is no vision the people perish. “A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus, but a moulder of consensus.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

The characters that emerged from our faulty system as leaders cannot be a reference point, role model or an inspiration to the upcoming generation. Two classical case out of the many shameful and sad examples, are that of a sitting senator and just a couple days ago, his comrade in national disgrace, a man who superintends over  the bureau of code of tribunal (CCT).

Sen Ishaku Elisha Abbo of the “sex toys” fame, who recently decamped from PDP to the ruling party APC, preparatory to a bigger reward and Danladi Umar the jurist who is in charge of the Code of  Conduct Tribunal (CCT) are two of a type. Curiously, both of them has a lot of things in common and may probably be on the same page and mission.

Sen Ishaku Elisha Abbo and Danladi Umar seems to be enjoying the same privileges and protection. Danladi Umar is also the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), chairman who single-handedly removed Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen former Chief Justice of Nigeria who was removed from the office in a very controversial circumstances that suggest a hatchet job. 

This could be part of the reasons for where we find ourselves as a nation, today, in terms of leadership deficiency and rating from international bodies, including yesterday’s, 31st March 2021, the revelation and verdict on Nigeria by department of state of the United States of America.

U. S. Department of State: 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights. Executive Summary Practice: Nigeria. BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY AND LABOUR MARCH 30, 2021. Significant human rights abuse included: unlawful and arbitrary killings by both government and non-state actors; forced disappearances by government, terrorists, and criminal groups; torture and cases of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments or punishments by government and terrorists groups among others.

Nigeria is at the crossroads and the inhabitants of the once glorious nation, are going through excruciating pain of unimaginable magnitude. Issues ranging from: insecurities, corruption, nepotism, poverty, hunger, and poor leadership. As a concern citizen, this is certainly not the best of time, but Nigeria will survive.

NIGERIA IS BLEEDING AND CANNOT BREATHE…


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