The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has described the news coming out of Libya: the enslavement of Nigerians in that country as not only sad but also troubling.
Speaking to the press at the weekend in Oriental Hotel shortly after addressing the conference: Networking with the Giants, organized by African Youths Entrepreneurs, Obi who called for concerted efforts among Nigerian leaders on the Libyan issue, said that such tragedy called on Nigerians to have a re-think about the trajectory the country was headed to.
In Obi’s words: “If you listened to my speech, you will see deliberate comparison of Nigeria with other countries of relative development trajectory in the eighties and how those countries have all overtaken us because of leadership failures of the past, what we witness in Libya is part of the consequences of that failure. Such occurrences should be utilized by us to advise ourselves as a country that we must wake up and put this country on the right path to avoid implosion in the future.
Speaking further, Obi called on those saddled with the responsibility of leadership to immediately commence real governance by doing those things that other nations did that took them out of the woods, such as savings for the future and reduction of the cost of governance.
Obi called on the youth that dream of going to Europe by crossing the Mediterranean sea via countries like Libya to resolve to take back Nigeria for Nigerians by resisting being bought with money doing elections by resolving to only vote in those with track record of performance, character and integrity.
This article was first published in Thisday. For further reading, go to: https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2017/12/04/libya-obi-calls-for-a-re-think/