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LEADERSHIP CLINIC WITH LINUS OKORIE
NIGERIA DESERVES THE BEST: A CALL FOR ACTION
Nations of the world are making great progress at such a great speed that Nigeria must not be left out. This was the major consensus in our just concluded Leadership conference in Abuja for the very best of young leaders from all over the country. We were privileged in Nigeria to host the first Professor of Leadership in the world and the Chair United Nations Strategic Leadership program, Prof. John Adair. After his thought provoking teaching on the true concept of leadership, he concluded by agreeing to the views that I have canvassed for many years that the transformation of Nigeria is in our hands. Therefore, we must as a matter of urgency take advantage of the forth coming election to lay the foundation for the prosperity of this nation by ensuring that only men and women of honour and integrity are elected at all levels of public representation. I have taken out some quality time to think about the current reality of the Nigerian condition and I weep for our great nation. Though blessed with great resources, has continued to be known as a nation of potentials. How can we have such huge revenue through the export of crude yet remain at a state where we cannot fund education, health and power. The truth is nothing is working .We are a nation moving without direction as there is still a huge level of security concern leading to the decline of direct foreign investment. I never stop to wonder why despite all the negative signals in the economy, there has not been any sense of urgency displayed by the leadership ;rather it s still a sense of business as usual approach to governance. His Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, has reinstated his commitment to a free and fair election and has gone a step further to appoint Prof Attahiru Jega as INEC chairman. Yet, the political space is filled with Charlatans gravitating towards power and wealth, singing praises of people who are supposed to convince the Nigerian people of their suitability for office. All these support most times do not have the foundation of patriotism. Most are just lining up behind power, fame or wealth for what they will get and not what Nigeria will benefit. The opposition is
also not tactful
because I see they are spreading themselves too thin and that cannot
achieve any meaningful result. The opposition must as a matter of duty organize to create a strong synergy of progressives in order to provide the electorate with a credible alternative. This means that some personal interest must give way for the triumph of the common good. Shouldn t we be weeping at this moment for our nation? Shouldn t we be angry enough to demand from those running for office why they need to be voted for? Shouldn t we discourage the take a bow and go mentality?
Should we not engage the likes of Buhari, Babangida ,Okotie ,Utomi ,Jonathan ,Dara, Ribadu, Duke, Shekarua, Momodu, Gasua, Atiku to a great debate? Should not these candidates be evaluated based on certain leadership capital qualities? What are their track records in terms of results? What are their character and integrity levels? Are they visionaries? Have any of them shown any sign of service before? What definite and clear cut programs do they have? Should we not so engage them in several debates till they sweat trying to explain what they have to offer? Why is there such a displacement of priorities? What we need is a leader that is passionate about knowledge and has the capacity to love and serve the Nigerian people. We need transformational leadership at all levels. We need human beings that will wake up from their slumber and step out to challenge the statuesque. Why do we spend time asking the wrong questions? Where is he from? What religion? What tribe? This is just a misplacement of priority. The truth is that under this reality, Nigeria will not make progress. We cannot afford to miss the opportunity before us to choose credible men and women to represent us at all levels. Whenever a huge transformation is about to take place in any nation or community, there is always a call for action. No action, no change. We all find ourselves in situations that at
times seem hopeless. We all have the choice to do nothing or take action. In this day when our government is out of control, when wars of greed are waged right before our eyes, it is very easy to feel helpless and hopeless. It is easy to think that the only power for change lies with those who are right up in the formal hierarchy. How easy it is to give up the responsibility of coming together to do the right thing of bringing about meaningful change. Bob Marley in his upbeat lyrics in one of his songs sang, get up stand up, stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, and don t give up the fight. Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI) has been standing tall to speak on behalf of the youth of Nigeria. We are committed to mobilize the entire people of Nigeria this time to set up our stop mediocrity in leadership program. We are challenging all the presidential candidates for a national debate to face the young people of this nation. Young Nigerians from all walks of life are looking forward to registering to vote and there after engage the candidates. This for me is a revolution coming as Kwame Nkrumah said Revolution are brought about by men ,by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought I cannot but feel so harassed by the comment made by Hitler that Governments are fortunate because they have citizens that cannot think. This is so indicting and I challenge every Nigeria who is tired of the celebration of mediocrity to arise now and join this movement for national transformation. The time to act is now.
To be part of change, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com www.gotni.org.ng Linus Okorie President GOTNI 08033512469