“Many of Our Leaders are Intellectually Bankrupt” Oyedepo
Founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has lambasted Nigerian leaders over the state of the country.
The Nation reports that the cleric spoke at the Covenant University’s 20th inaugural lecture delivered by Jonathan Aremu, a professor of International Economic Relations.
Oyedepo, in reaction to Aremu’s concern about Nigeria’s negotiations with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Environmental Protection Agency (EFA) and African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), lamented Nigerian government’s lack of foresight and its inability to identify opportunities.
He said: “It is unfortunate that many of our leaders are intellectually bankrupt.
“When confronted with some of these beautiful initiatives, it is very shameful that they often don’t know the meaning. And if they don’t know the meaning, how will they go about implementation?
“I have often said it that our leaders lack three Cs: capacity, courage and character.
“Where is the capacity when you are bereft of intellect required of a leader? Where is the courage when you don’t have the political will to follow through with policies that will improve governance?
“And where is the character when all they are thinking is how to win election as many times as possible while ignoring developmental initiatives?”