Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has submitted his reservations against any form of violence ahead of the 2023 elections.
He made this known at the maiden Lateef Adegbite Memorial Series on Leadership which was put together to celebrate the life and service of the late Dr. Lateef Adegbite, in Lagos, on Thursday.
He had deplored killings globally, maintaining that the two major religions confirm ‘you can’t love God without loving humans.’
‘May God help us to choose leaders that would bring Nigeria out of its current state,’ he added.
According to him, if people knew the requirements and sacrifices entailed in becoming leaders, they would not be in a hurry to take up positions.
Founding Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo, Asue Ighodalo, underscored quality and capable leadership come 2023 for transformational development across shelter, education, feeding, security and employment.
He pointed out that Nigeria would survive in the long run ‘if we agree on and orchestrate the election of a leader from among the candidates, who has the characteristics and capacities necessary to start the transformative development of the nation or hire advisers that can render such services.’
Ighodalo lamented that Nigerians are too passive, noting that if citizen engagement were stronger, politics and the entire society would be better.
Senior Partner, TL com Capital, Omobola Johnson, speaking on ‘Technology Leadership for Nigeria’s Transformational Development, observed that for technology to be a developmental tool, it needs to be an accelerator, facilitator, enabler and inclusive in its use.
She asserted that Nigeria is in great danger of eroding the gains technology had engendered, regretting that high speed Internet is not available in all areas, thus restricting inclusive development.
Omobola added that the nation is in need of bold and innovative thinking to tackle its challenges Executive Chairperson, Still Earth Holdings, Oyindamola Adeyemi, stated that the most populous black nation must see infrastructure development as a solution and not a cost. She added that the country must learn to preserve and build a reliable infrastructure and credit system.
Chairman, The Aig-Imoukhuede Foundation, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, said if the nation continues with the prevalent culture, it would continue to breed mediocrity.