Nigeria’s problem is not religion but visionless leadership – Osinbajo

By Mary Okoh
Enugu
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the nation’s problem is not ethnic or religious but visionless leadership.
He spoke at the formal launching and book review of the former Governor of Enugu State, Sulivan Chime, titled, “An honour to serve: Enugu State in the Sulivan years,” held in Enugu at the weekend.
Osinbajo also condemned some elite whom, he accused of selfishly using religious, ethic and tribal sensitive to cause problem in the country.
He described Chime as a man of integrity and good conscience who impacted positively in the lives of the less-privileged in the state during his eight years in office.
His words: Governor Chime and the former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, through their developmental projects, changed the faces of their states and improved the living standard of the people. All Chime did during his eight years was not about him but about his people and today it’s on record for the unborn generation to know and benefit.”
Dignitaries at the occasion include Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; former Minister of Power, Prof Chinedu Nebo, House of Representatives member representing Nkanu East/West, Dr Chukwuemeka Ujam; member representing Enugu North/South, Chime Orji; All Progressive Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, Ayogu Eze; and the former Governor of Enugu State, Chief Jim Nwobodo.
Others include Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Cecelia Ezeilo, Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Eric Kelechi Igwe; and Chairman of the occasion, Amb George Obiozor, the writer of the book, former Chairman of Union Bank, Elder Kalu U Kalu, member of ECOWAS, Prof Stanley Okowa, and all immediate past Exco members during Chime’s administration.
In his address, the chairman of the occasion, Amb George Obiozor described Chime as a silent achiever and humble performer.
He said Chime’s achievement as a governor will remain historic monument in Enugu State, noting, “from today Sulivan story as a governor will go public as your crown as a leader is intergritu and your wealth is welfare of the people.”
He enjoined the vice president to continue with his peaceful gospel, saying, it will go a long way to achieve unity and peaceful nation.
Chief Jim Nwobodo, the former Governor of Enugu State and Elderstateman man, who was supposed to give goodwill message during the occasion, only asked the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the APC gubernatorial candidate, Ayogu Eze, to stand and embrace themselves, a situation that attracted a rousy noise from the crowd at at occasion and he said, “do I need to make any speech, I have said it all.”

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