Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta state Governor, has said that Nigeria lacks a good and quality leader who is capable of unifying the country. ayokinews.com reports
Speaking at the 2021 Sam Epelle Memorial Gold Paper Lecture, which was organized by Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), in Asaba, on Monday, Okowa stated that the rich resources of the country cannot be fully utilized without the unity of all tribes and regions in the country.
He further noted that the unity of Nigeria would open doors to everlasting greatness and also the full utilization of our God given resources.
In his words; “Nigeria needs unity today and always. We can become a better nation if we work together.
“From all indications, bad governance, ethnoreligious conflicts and lack of faith in the electoral process, are major causes of disunity in the country.
“The concept of one Nigeria, therefore, is still just a theory. Another factor responsible for our current disunity is the lack of political will to devise a constitution that supports true federalism.
“The nation lacks a true national leader with a clear determination and focus to unify the country.
“It is the leader that charts and navigates the way for the flock to follow and it is the leader’s action, inaction and body language that dictate the tunes for the dance steps of the public.
“There is no doubt that inefficient leadership is the major challenge retarding the growth and sustainable development of Nigeria,” Governor Okowa said.