Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, believes that the current socioeconomic challenges plaguing the nation are a result of the poor leadership decisions made by Nigerian leaders.
Obaseki, who has a background in investment banking, had predicted the hardships faced by Nigerians due to unfavorable economic decisions, but unfortunately, his warnings were ignored.
As governor, Obaseki recognizes the difficult times that Nigerians are going through and encourages them to remain strong and hopeful.
The governor said, “I know as a Governor that we are all going through suffering in the land. I understand how the economy works and saw this ahead of time.
“I have been shouting since I became Governor that the way we are going and the kind of decision many of us politicians were making will bring about hardship.”
He further noted, “Nigeria was never like this before. God in his mercy endowed Nigeria like no other country in the World.
“How many countries in Africa have 100 million people not to talk about 200 million? God designed us as the biggest market in Africa. God gave us all and the problem we are facing as a nation is the one created by us, particularly our leaders.”
“If you are a leader and you are not ready to sacrifice yourself, then you are not ready for leadership.
“Leadership is not how much you can get for yourself. Nigerians are suffering today due to bad leadership. Nigeria is rich in terms of resources and has no business with poverty and suffering. We can grow and produce all we need to consume in Nigeria, so why are we not doing it?” he asked.