The Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed has lashed out on past and present Nigerian leaders for promoting ethnic, religious and anti-Nigerian agenda. He said the country was yet to exhibit the attribute of a nation because of the attitude of its leaders
Governor Ahmed charged Nigerians to always strive to elect socially responsible leaders into position of authority in the interest of the nation and its people.
The governor expressed this view today while delivering a lecture tagged Nigeria at 55: “The Gains,The Pains and the Prospects” at NUJ Press Centre,Ibadan.
He said gone were the days when ethnic and other parochial considerations should be used in the choice of leaders who are to manage the affairs of the country during election period.
The governor also said to achieve a prosperous nation, the educational sector must be rejuvinated so that Nigeria can assume its rightful position in the committee of nations.
Governor Ahmed offered that it was incumbent on the present leadership and generality of Nigerians examine the basis of Nigerian nationhood with reference to its peculiar history and chart the way forward for its overall development.
The Governor who was represented by his Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isiaka Gold said further that efforts to find a workable solution through the 1979, 1999 and the ongoing amendment of same by the 7th and 8th National Assembly was a welcome development.