Nigeria devalued by leaders without values ― Moghalu
As Ribadu preaches unity, peaceful coexistence
A former Presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) at the 2019 elections, Professor Kingsley Moghalu has said that Nigeria has been devalued by men and women in authorities who have no values themselves.
This is just as the former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu, called on Nigerians to remain united and ensuring peaceful coexistence in the face of the current security challenges confronting the nation.
Both Moghalu and Ribadu spoke during the weekend at the graduation ceremony of Pacesetters’ Schools, Abuja where about 259 students graduated from different levels-66 Kindergarten, 98 Junior Academy and 95 College.
Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), urged the Nigerian youth to rise to save the country from the quagmire, saying all hope was not lost for Nigeria to become one of the great nations of the world.
He further told Nigerian youth to get interested in politics so as not to allow corrupt individuals and people without vision to continue to hold the country down.
He advised Nigerians from all walks of life to ensure that they register and get their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) ahead of 2023 general elections.
He lamented that Nigeria had become a destination where old and corrupt politicians were recycled.
He urged the graduands and Nigerian youths, in general, to strive for the things that really matter in order to change the lives of everyone around them and make the country become a better place.
He expressed optimism that with the calibre of youths and children who have been groomed with values, there was hope for the country to rise someday while urging the graduating students to hold firm to the values learnt in school and chart a good direction for the country to follow.
Moghalu said the 2019 elections has proven that “there is a place for competition, there is a place for competence, there is a place for patriotism, there is a place for transformation strive to be a part of it.
“If you don’t get involved and take control of our destiny, we will leave it to the charlatans, we will leave it to the corrupt, we will leave it to the people who have no vision and have no capacity and they will hold us down.
“Leadership is your ability to organise, your ability to have a vision, your ability to inspire, your ability to take the people you inspire from one place to another place that is better than where they were. Leadership is about the impact you make in the lives of everybody.”
Former EFCC Chairman, Ribadu while calling for unity and peaceful coexistence of the nation, said he was hopeful that the country’s challenges would be overcome.
He noted that younger generation who are innocent should be allowed to turn Nigeria into a better place free from all forms of terrorism, killings, hatred and from the many other grave issues threatening the peaceful coexistence of the country.
Earlier, the Chairman Pacesetters’ School, Barr. Kenneth Imansuangbon said those perpetuating evil against the nation would not succeed.
He insisted that Nigeria is not a failed state as people were made to believe, stressing that there was hope for the nation.
Imansuangbon said: “I am happy because there is hope for Nigeria. Those who think Nigeria will fail are big liars. Those who are doing evil you better stop that nonsense. Evil is not who we are.
“Nigerians are one of the very best in the world. Our leaders must now sit tight and give us a great future. The dreams of our nation must be, our nation must be and you will be,” he said.
He urged the students to strive to become champions and conquerors in their chosen career and wherever they find themselves in the world.
While congratulating the graduands and staff for uplifting the school to the level it was today, he said “you must put Nigeria first on the map in being the best. Go and be conquerors as Nigeria is the best country in the world.”