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Path to a better Nigeria, by Kolade, others

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FORMER Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Chairman, Managing Business for Christ, Dr. Christopher Kolade at the weekend said the leadership the nation required now are those ready to dwell on the truth.

He added that Nigeria needs fixing by excellent men and women ready to build an excellent community.

Speaking during Men in Leadership Summit 2015 with the theme: “Fix the Men, Fix the Nations,” which took place at Planet One, Lagos, Kolade emphasized that it requires men of excellence for the nation to be fixed, a feat that can be accomplished only by excellent people.

“I have come to the conclusion that if we can take out the “demon” of corruption out of this nation, this will be the beginning of fixing this nation,” he said.

He described corruption as ‘justice driven back’, ‘righteousness at a distance’ ‘truth has stumbled’ and ‘honesty wanting.’

Kolade also stressed the fact that anyone who wants to fix the nation should be ready to sacrifice.
“Why we have not fixed our nation is because we are not ready to lose anything and by the time we realize the position of sacrifice in fixing the nation, we would then be ready to do the right thing,” he said.

Kolade urged Nigerians to take cognizance of three things to fix the nation such as revisiting those values, decisions and decrees that govern our decisions and actions, resolving to adopt ‘best practice’ as standard that will drive our performances and interactions and be ready to be disciplined.

In his contribution, the guest speaker from the United States(U.S), Dr. Larry Titus said that until an average Nigerian was ready to say “No” to any act of corruption, the nation would not be fixed.

In his remarks, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State, Alex Bamgbola said that God has plans for this nation but He needs true men and women to use as instruments.


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2 Comments
  • olu

    If by ‘excellent men’ Mr. Kolade is referring to those who will revamp the economy, and help to rebuild the nation, I hasten to say, we do not need “excellent men’ who had brought us to this stage. We only need ordinary men who have the zeal and the fear of God to help salvage the country. The so-called ‘excellent men’ are self serving and are less committed to the enterprise called Nigeria. May God raise for us ordinary men and women dedicated to the greatest good for the country.

  • Taye

    “Wisdom and Knowledge do not give right picture until the RIGHT ATTITUDE comes in”. Men of integrity that have been tested are the people that Dr Christopher Kolade refered to in his address. Am sure only men of integrity and excellence can be an instrument to build strong institutional structures to bring change that will fight corruption in Nigeria.