How Poor Leadership Limits Nigeria’s Development – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, a former vice presidential candidate, has said Nigeria has every resource to make it better, but poor leadership is limiting the development of the country.

The former Anambra state governor who stated this on Tuesday at the fourth annual lecture organized by Freedom Online in Lagos said he is optimistic that the future cannot be bleak but there is an urgent need to act fast in fixing the problems of the country.

According to him,

 “Most of our leaders are idealistic and not realistic. All we are experiencing today is a cumulative of leadership failure over the years,”

“Poor leadership can destroy everything we claim to have and this is one of the problems in Nigeria. We have these leaders because our recruitment process is poor.

“The quality of leaders is poor, the selection process is poor. People are coming to contest for the election but nobody is questioning their background.

“We ought not to compare a country like ours with China which has no natural resources but is ranked as one of the great sevens. Let us compare our country with countries with the same population.

It’s quite obvious we have everything but lack leadership.”

“Let’s draw a specific road map to safeguarding the future of our country now. We must begin to focus on the leaders and the leadership process because the quality of our leadership has an impact on us,” he added.


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