The Chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum, Prof. Ango Abdullahi, stated on Monday that Nigeria had leadership pandemic.
Abdullahi acknowledged that steps should be taken to fix the issue.
He made this remarks when he led NEF members on a visit to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday.
A statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the Rivers State Governor, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed that the northern leaders have been within the state to fulfill with their kith and kin within the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by the proscribed Indigenous People Organisation of Biafra within the state.
Abdullahi explained that based on the forum’s interaction with northerners residing in Rivers, they appeared pretty snug and satisfied residing within the state, saying the sort of empathy, sympathy and care that Wike had proven as a frontrunner was worthy of emulation.
“We, not solely on behalf of Northern Elders Forum, but on behalf of northern group world over, we thank you very sincerely for what now we have heard and certainly what I’ve seen by way of what you might have been capable of do to assist ameliorate among the challenges and difficulties confronted by our brothers residing right here,” he acknowledged.
The NEF chairman additional mentioned if the harmonious coexistence between Rivers people and northerners residing within the state could possibly be replicated throughout the nation, Nigeria can be a peaceful place for all.
“You have a management function to play by way of what the nation requires. In case you put your heads collectively, this nation won’t solely survive, it should additionally thrive.
“Your Excellency, from the dialogue now we have had with our brothers and sisters who reside right here; and they’re virtually extra yours than ours, is that there’s a lot of hope on this nation.
“What’s lacking is whereas we’re having virus pandemic, we’re additionally having leadership pandemic and one thing must be carried out about it,” he added.