Nigeria @56: Nigeria Needs Visionary Leaders to Move Out of Quagmire-Cleric

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye

A cleric, Gbenga Babatunde, has said that Nigeria needs leaders with vision to restore its lost glory.
Babatunde of the Redeemed Faith Church, Adewole,Ilorin made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, on Monday.
According to him, it takes leaders with vision to pilot the affairs of a great country like Nigeria.
He said most of the leaders occupying political offices lacked vision, saying that they only know of themselves and had no plan for the country to grow.
The cleric said that most of the new generation leaders had lost the vision of the past heroes who fought for the independence of Nigeria, thereby living the country in ruins.
“Most of the leaders get to power base on political compensation and therefore have no plan to govern a naturally-blessed nation like Nigeria.
“Our leaders lack vision for this country that’s why we are suffering today. You will agree with me that most of the roads were built by the past leaders.
“Its so unfortunate that some of them died with their vision and the present leaders deviated from the legacy thereby living the country in great danger.
“Self aggrandizement has become the order of the day as some political leaders have turn government offices into family affairs by representing their own household instead of the people that elected them into office,” Babatunde.said.
He advised that Nigeria needed leaders who could make sacrifices for the poor masses in order to elevate the country from the present economy downturn, rather than calling for sells of national assets.
The cleric, therefore, urged public office holders to carry out their responsibilities with the fear of God and without prejudice in order to make Nigeria a better place.
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