This is not the Nigeria we thought would be-Ita Enang
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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Ita Enang has said that the Nigeria has fallen short of expectation as the “is getting too hot”.
Senator Ita Enang, stated this on Monday at the inauguration of Francis Olabode Johnson Foundation in Abuja.
He said, “Things are getting too hot. This is not the Nigeria we thought would be. Please, Nigerians come to the table to discuss whatever are our differences. We would never resolve this with the barrels of the gun.
He urged on the leaders of the nation to give equal opportunities to the youths as the “tomorrow we told yesterday is today.”
“I would want to tell Nigerian leaders that the youths are not looking for accommodation, they are looking for rights to participate. They are looking for equal opportunities. Let us, by our actions and words, engage the youths intellectually and create jobs for them.
“Let us not be happy keeping the youths on the streets and telling them that they are leaders of tomorrow. That tomorrow we told yesterday is today.”
Speaking also at the occasion, Mr Ahmed Bobboi, the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Equalisation Fund Management Board stated that the country suffers bankruptcy in leadership and that the collapse of quality teaching at the primary school level as well as the collapse of local government administration in the country were responsible it.
He said, “There is a leadership challenge in Nigeria. Leadership is key and we lack it. I think Nigeria gets it wrong from the base which is the primary schools and local government administration levels.
“I think we need to focus very seriously on grooming our leaders right from the beginning which is the kindergarten level. Leadership traits should be inculcated in our children. The primary school system is collapsing just as the local government system has collapsed completely. We need to pay attention to these.”