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Ortom: As leaders, we have failed Nigerians, must seek forgiveness from God

…Says Nigerian leaders full of deceit, lies, greed

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday, said that the leadership of the country has failed in its task to give the teeming youths of the country a direction to survive the future

Ortom, who spoke when he played host to the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Benue state chapter, stated that Nigerian leaders have remain very deceitful with lies, greed and sharp corrupt practices that have led to failure of governance in the country, adding they must all seek the face of God for forgiveness

He noted that the federal government has remained selective in the war against corruption and implementation of rule of law, stressing that such postures from the government cannot actualized the set goals for the war

The Governor, who also slammed the federal for its alleged lopsided implementation and abuse on the rule of law, regretted that government has failed to give the Nigerian youths a direction, even as called for a reorientation of Nigerian youths and leaders of tomorrow to enable them to build an ideal country of founding fathers.

“We the present leaders have failed to give the required leadership that should be emulated by our youths. We have failed in our responsibilities and unfortunately, some of our youths have copied this from us.

“What is happening in our country will require the reorientation of our children who will take over and lead our country right.

“So far deceit, inconsistency, greed, lies, and falsehood have taken over leadership in this country. Leaders pay lip service to the changes they preach.

Accusing the federal government of playing politics with the ongoing anti graft war, the Governor state, “The fight against corruption is not real in Nigeria. It is selective. The rule of law which is supposed to be the anchor of democracy in our country or any other country is not respected, it’s also selective. There are secret cows that cannot be touched even when they are caught committing the fraud.

“There are cases where people stole a chicken and got jailed but some others stole billions and they go scot-free. Money appropriated for healthcare delivery is stolen and people are dying. And people responsible go sect-free.

“Our schools, roads are in a bad state. Our road became death traps and nothing is being done. It is a big shame to us who are leaders, I must confess. We must ask for forgiveness from God.

“Our youths must not take after our greed. The path we are toeing in our country and states is wrong. We must retrace and ensure that we take up the challenge of repositioning our country on a solid foundation so that the youths who will take over from us can build a country of our dream from there.”

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