Tuesday 3 March 2015

Chronic leadership failure, threat to good governance

Oludare Ogunlana (middle)
A security expert, Oludare Ogunlana has said that insecurity arose as a result of chronic failure of leadership. This, he said, poses a threat to the sustenance of our democratic rule in Nigeria.

Ogunlana spoke at opening of the Western Zonal Districts' Conference of ICAN held at the Plaza De Haruna Hotel, Oyo.

He said that insecurity is a problem of bad governance which has become a major obstacle to growth in Nigeria

He posited that people continue to die as kidnapping has became a daily incident in the country, noting that there are no drugs in the hospitals; armed robbery is on the increase: poverty is not reducing.

Saying that No community is immuned to the effect of disasters, he argued that only leaders "who are imbued with a deep sense of mission to solve societal problems without creating additional problems are fit to govern other people, no matter what the geographical location may be.

Meanwhile, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi has promised his continuous support towards the progress of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

The monarch who disclosed this while declaring open the conference advised that those who does not have financial knowledge should not be made to head financial offices.

Oba Adeyemi who revealed how he told Americans that Africa would have been more developed if left alone by the colonialists said "In the Old western region, we recorded many achievements. It was because good men were put in positions.


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