Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, emphasized the crucial significance of leadership grounded in the fear of God while advocating for Nigerian youths to believe in their country’s future during an event held in Abuja on Thursday.
Obasanjo stressed that for effective leadership, a close relationship with God is essential, highlighting the dangers posed by leaders who lack the fear of God.
He underscored the pivotal role of characteristics such as knowledge, diligence, integrity, and moral values in shaping the traits of a good leader.
Addressing the youths, he urged them to develop a profound love and belief in Nigeria, emphasizing that their commitment to the nation is paramount and that there is no alternative to their country.
The former President also encouraged the youths to actively engage in the current state of affairs, emphasizing their role as the leaders of today. He urged them to challenge the status quo, advocating for positive disruption and discomforting those who resist change.
Obasanjo called for a national dialogue on Nigeria’s democracy, advocating for a deeper examination of the nation’s democratic context, values, and cultural underpinnings.
He urged for a critical assessment and questioning of Nigeria’s democratic history and values, emphasizing the necessity of self-reflection and interrogation to address the nation’s democratic trajectory.
Highlighting a prevailing lack of belief in Nigeria among some individuals, Obasanjo stressed the importance of fostering a collective belief and love for the country.
He emphasized the need for Nigerians to acknowledge and embrace their nation’s history, expressing the belief that loving and cherishing Nigeria remains the only viable path forward for the nation’s progress.
Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s impassioned remarks underscored the critical need for godly leadership, youth involvement, and a national introspection aimed at redefining Nigeria’s democratic path and fostering a unified belief in the nation’s potential for growth and development.