The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah has stated that there’s a very excessive tendency for any Nigerian President to be irresponsible resulting from the extent of energy he wields.
He said this in his handle throughout the annual lecture at the Ulefunta/Oyemekun competition in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday. In line with Kukah, no President in the world might boast of the variety of energy accessible to the Nigerian President.
In his phrases: “No President in the world has the variety of energy the Nigerian president has and as such, no President in the world can be as irresponsible as the Nigerian President. His energy is a lot that he can give oil bloc to his girlfriend and plenty of others.
You thus can’t be a person of honour and reside in a rustic like Nigeria and never be offended. What’s the downside? It’s the dilemma of management. In America, there are fundamental expectations of what a President ought to be. As an example, he should have gone by means of Harvard as an establishment, he should have language and monitor file, not even wealth.
You can’t shock the system. Right here in Nigeria, a neighborhood authorities Chairman needs to be Governor; the Governor needs to be President and the President doesn’t need to go! Many states have two governors representing them at the Nationwide Meeting.
Governors have management and monopoly of sources of state and so they use similar sources to oppress them.”
The bishop additionally lamented the lack of loyalty on the half of residents, saying: “In Nigeria, it isn’t a query of searching for hassle as a result of hassle is already right here. The Nigerian state has no capability to guard itself and there’s no loyalty to Nigeria from its residents however to those that assist people to get to positions in the system.”
He, nevertheless, cited two leaders he thinks are fashions for good management. He stated: “Awolowo, for his main quintessential proof as any person who already discovered what he would do with energy if he obtained it. He understood the constructing blocks for an egalitarian society. Aminu Kano single-handedly took on the feudal class in northern society and had a deep understanding of society, even as he textually talked a few free society in a manner and method that didn’t offend faith”.
“We’ve got to know the constructing blocks of society which isn’t too completely different from the guidelines of constructing a home. An excellent society shouldn’t be completely different from the constructing blocks of society. When a constructing collapses, it didn’t collapse in a day. It started to break down a very long time in the past. For us to construct a very good society, we now have to have eyes that monitor the wants, progress and growth and emotions of that society. You then can be positive of the high quality of that society.”