Nigeria’s Real Disease Is Lack of Leadership – Dogara

The Speaker of the  House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, has said Nigeria’s real problem was lack of leadership and not corruption as widely claimed.

Dogara, who stated this on Tuesday in Abuja at a conference tagged “The Convergence 2.0: Leadership, Power and Politics for Democracy Renewal’’, Nigeria’s largest gathering of elected young representatives, organised by the Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement noted that Nigeria was plagued by a lot of challenges, ranging from being ranked as the third most dangerous countries of the world to terrorism, banditry, unemployment, a dearth of healthcare facilities, among others.

The Speaker also stated that the platform is a clarion call of nation-building for the youths elected into parliament in the just-concluded elections to use their strength and population to fortify the nation.

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“Nigeria’s real disease is lack of leadership; I disagree with all those who say our major national disease is financial corruption, rather, the real disease has been the absence of true leadership. This in turn breads moral corruption and wickedness.

He, therefore, urged them to get a true leader that solves moral corruption and wickedness.

“When that happens, you will search for financial corruption to no avail. Unfortunately, the leadership model we have practiced so far is the kind of leadership that produces sycophants who are expected to serve their political godfathers and not the people.

“Our so-called leaders have mastered the art of political witchcraft so much so that if you are independent minded you are automatically disqualified.

“If for any reason you are picked then you have to surrender your soul for them to eat in small bites until you become their worshipper,’’ Dogara said.

While noting that Nigerians do not deserve timid National Assembly, Dogara pointed that in the midst of “this pandemic sycophancy, the so-called godfathers expect the children to fit in and not to stand up to be counted or make a difference.’’

The speaker said that Nigeria needed leaders who would lead citizens to build a nation and serve others, not godfathers who demanded that they should be worshipped and served rather than serve the people.

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“For you, trailblazers who carry the burden and the promises of a generation that must not fail, if you are ever going to get there, it must be on the wings of discipline that produces character.

“This is because without character, you cannot be men and women of influence and without influence, you cannot change anything; character means that you cannot be separated from your word, a quality no godfather in history has ever possessed.

“Character is not only that your word is your bond but that you are actually what you pretend be, while godfathers always pretend to be something other than who they really are; leaders do not.

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