By Kennedy Eberechi.
Sixty years of nationhood, the most critical challenge confronting the giant of Africa; Nigeria, appears to be credible leadership. Many scholars at one time or the other have queried why Nigeria seems to find it difficult to address her perennial leadership problems inspite of abundant human and material resources available at her disposal.
Some have argued that the leadership challenge of the country could be traced from the emergence of colonial misadventure in Nigeria, while others dismissed such argument on the basis that corruption and lack of vision among past and present leaders of Nigeria culminate to hamper any meaningful effort in the quest for good governance in the country.
While some shallow-minded Nigerians are still wallowing in the blame game, most progressive minded ones are already looking at veritable platforms to explore all possible angles on how best to recruit the most competent, visionary and strategic patriotic leaders for Nigeria to take Nigeria to the next level of technological advancements in the twenty first century and beyond.
One of such progressives is Chief (Sir) Mathias Ake; the Special Adviser to the Cross River State Governor on Renewable and Alternate Energy who recently called on Nigerians; both the leaders and the led to join hands together to revamp and move Nigeria forward as the nation gets prepared to elect the next President, State Governors etc come 2023 General Elections.
Chief Mathias Ake; who is also the CEO of Felimat Energy Limited and a Royal Father in charge of Bebua-Andortan Village, Ipong Ward, Obudu LGA of Cross River State made this call in a recent post on his Facebook page, monitored by The World Satellite Digital Magazine, which he titled NIGERIA PROJECT: DIVINEVERDICT
While urging political elites and stakeholders not to stay aloof, but participate and reclaim the DESTINY of the country’s young graduates/Artisans and unborn generation, the member of the ancient Noble Order of Knights of St. John International added: “After all these STORMS of yearnings by Nigerians for good governance, unpleasant activities by Boko Haram, Bandits, Kidnapers, Bloodsuckers, 419s, COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.
“Prolonged ASSU/Federal Government round table discussion, #EndSARS/EndSWAT peaceful protests, killings of unarmed Nigerians, carnage/wanton destruction of Government/private facilities by angry Nigerians, unlawful/indiscriminate sharing of COVID-19 palliative items by angry Nigerians; the task before us to rebuild the destroyed infrastructures, and the bad blood aftermath of above actions and inactions is one that cannot be overemphasized”.