LAGOS—THE former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has described the news coming out of Libya about the enslavement of Nigerians in that country, as not only sad but also troubling.
Speaking to the press at the weekend in Oriental Hotel shortly after addressing the conference, “Networking with the Giants,” organised by African Youths Entrepreneurs, Obi called for concerted efforts among Nigerian leaders on the Libyan issue, saying that such tragedy required Nigerians to have a re-think about the trajectory the country was headed to.
In Obi’s words: “If you listened to my speech, you would see deliberate comparison of Nigeria with other countries of relative development trajectory in the 80’s and how those countries had all overtaken us, because of leadership failures of the past. What we are witnessing in Libya is part of the consequences of that failure. Such occurrences should be utilized by us to advise ourselves as a country that we must wake up and put this country on the right path to avoid implosion in the future.
Speaking further, Obi called on those saddled with the responsibility of leadership to immediately commence real governance by doing those things that other nations did that took them out of the woods.
Obi called on the youth that dream of going to Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea via Libya to resolve to take back Nigeria for Nigerians by resisting being bought with money during elections and by resolving to only vote in those with track record of performance, character and integrity.