Leadership Problem is The Major Factor of the Nation’s increasing Security, Economic Challenges Sultan – Sultan
By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad II has on Saturday said that the problem of leadership is the bedrock of the nation’s increasing security and economic challenges.
While speaking at the 2022 Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA), Annual Lecture, Dinner and Recognition Award held at the Government House, Maiduguri, Sultan Abubakar Sa’ad said the challenges facing the nation today, are mainly that of leadership and as 2023 general elections draws nearer there is need for the election of credible leaders.
The Sultan who spoke on a topic ” Challenges of Leadership and Good Governance looking inward and refer back on indigenous resources ” said the main problem of leadership in Nigeria are basically on four areas which includes peace and security, accountability, trust deficit, core values.
The Royal father said until our leaders begin to look back on these core values and common heritage these increasing security and economic challenges will continue to befall the nation.
He said that recent statistics revealed that 133 million Nigerians are poor,, among whom 86 million are from the northern part of the country, and 18 million out of school children in the country, stressing that unless concerted efforts through purposive leadership is done to address these increasing challenges, it will continue defy solutions.
In his remarks, the chairman Board of Trustee of the BOBA, General Yakubu Gowon (Retd) said the annual lecture afford the opportunity yo all members of the association to meet and discuss the state of the nation, hear from political and proffer solutions.
Represented by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad, General Gowon aid this is the first time the annual lecture is holding in the Northeast,.
Also speaking, the President of the BOBA, Engr Dahiru Ibrahim said last year the association celebrated its 100 years of its existence, stressing that thus only old boh association that produced five head of states.