Nigeria In Dire Need Of Purposeful Leadership From Any Region – ASUU

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*congratulates Nigerian workers on May Day celebrations


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) on Saturday declared that Nigeria is in dire need of purposeful leadership which does not have to be from any region of the country
ASUU in a statement by the University of Ibadan branch  Chairman of the union, Professor Ayoola Akinwole on this year’s May Day celebration, said Nigeria needs a leader who can protect its citizens and rid the land of injustices. 
The union stressed ” Nigerian people have been abandoned to the elements, to bandits and terrorists, to disease and scarcity”, adding, ”  they are fed with words on empty stomachs and are nourished with promises that are never kept.”
” Nigeria is in dire need of purposeful leadership which do not have to be from any region of the country. For the first time in the history of this country, let us select leaders on the basis of competence not on mere rotation. Nigeria needs a leader who can protect its citizens and rid the land of injustices”, it said. 
ASUU added, ” excuses are the strong points of policy makers and the past is waved in their workers faces to justify the failures of the present. The future is being ravaged daily by a political class, knowing what they have done; fear that the country is at the last throes of death.”
” As we look forward to the 2023 election, Nigerians should be ready to ask the right questions and refuse to be bought over to vote for wrong candidates who will further condemn them to poverty”. 
According to ASUU, ” the resources available in Nigeria can be harnessed to cater for the needs of the people. More investment should be put in human capital to develop our own areas of comparative advantage so as to compete in an interdependent world.”
” The Nigerian situation has assumed a mythical dimension of failure. As now unarguably the most terrorized nation in the world, ahead of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, Nigerian workers carry on with their jobs daily at great risk, suffering additional humiliations of bearing the burden of political and financial corruption of those who are supposed to look out for the welfare of the people. Our country is a fiefdom of competing warlords, assemblage of official certified terrorists, carnivals of jesters and bands of thieves dressed in costumes and bemusing titular inanities”. 
ASUU stressed, ” our political elites are ravaging bandits, stealing our peace in the name of politics; disguised terrorists raiding our common patrimonies. Our economic elites are conniving mongrels. The traditional rulers no longer serve the deities and the ancestors. They are asleep to the cries of workers and now serve at the altar of mammon. They have sold their peoples to slavery and abandoned their sacred obligations to deities. Religious rulers are now chattered prophets, prayer contractors, ministers of their own bellies and priests of violence”. 
The union noted ” while workers are told to tighten their belts, politicians and their families are living large like medieval princes”, adding, ” in a land of mass poverty, our elites are sharing foreign exchange like sachets of water at party conventions. While governments owe pensions, their officials can afford as much as one hundred million naira to buy nomination forms.  It is a time to ask questions and challenge the status quo. Nigerians are being taken for idiots!
“The Nigerian people have been abandoned to the elements, to bandits and terrorists, to disease and scarcity. They are fed with words on empty stomachs and are nourished with promises that are never kept. Excuses are the strong points of policy makers and the past is waved in their workers faces to justify the failures of the present. The future is being ravaged daily by a political class, knowing what they have done; fear that the country is at the last throes of death.”

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