-BY AHIABA JACKSON-ABUJA
Dr. Rotimi Ojo of the department of History and Diplomatic studies of University of Abuja has traced the causes to diverse problems facing Nigeria to what he called leadership bankruptcy, and the failure of the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon and Ibrahim Babangida.
The erudite scholar made the submission at 2016/2017 Symposium Lecture organized by the Department of sociology and Anthropology, University of Abuja on Thursday.
Dr. Ojo who was the Guest Lecturer, speaks on the “leadership deficit and educational crisis in Nigeria”, he argues that the regime of the two former military head of state was an ample opportunity for Nigeria to develop, but due to lack of foresight and inability to manage the country’s economy, the country continues to suffer till date.
The former president of Sociology and Anthropological Students Association of Nigeria Mr Idris Yahaya pointed at leadership recycling, Nigeria’s syndrome and cabal of all forms as the major factors responsible for leadership deficit and educational crisis in Nigeria. The Ex-students leader argues that until cabal and conspiracy of all sorts is finally dislodged from the political system, the journey of Nigeria to greatness among community of nations will be a mirage.
Professor of Political Science & International Relations Yusuf Uzuaka blamed leadership crisis on the role played by the political elites. He identified Nepotism, favoritism, mediocrity as contributing to leadership failure in Nigeria.
The event, which was the first of its kind attracted academic scholars from various discipline. It provides the opportunity for lecturers and students to debate on topical national and global issues.