A cleric, Pastor Akeem Idoniboye has expressed worry over the dearth of leadership in Nigeria, describing leadership challenge as the greatest challenge as the greatest challenge facing the country.
This is as he urged Nigerians to enquire from God over the 2015 general election, insisting that the on-going political impasse in Nigeria was a sign that the country was on transition, saying; ‘Our inability to manage the transition era could be catastrophic.’
Idoniboye, who is the senior pastor of Glorious Destiny Family Centre, Borokiri, Port Harcourt, disclosed this yesterday while delivering a sermon during the Church’s special service for the month of July, 2013.
‘One of the challenges we have as a country is the dearth of leadership. Our challenge is not due to lack of natural resources. In fact, our greatest challenge is the challenge of leadership. It is lack of leadership in our homes, unions, and units,’ he said.
The cleric stated that most of the elected officials, including states governors, were elected into offices due to their good will and not due to the fact that they were good leadership materials.
‘Some of our elected leaders, including governors enjoyed good will; that was how they came into office. A lot of them did not find their way into power because they are good leaders. It was just good will,’ he said.
Idoniboye , who preached on the theme; ‘Send Judah First’, disclosed that it was proper for every leader to raise a worthy successor to take over from him whenever he leaves, pointing out that any leader that failed to raise a successor was a failure.
‘It is failure in leadership if you are not able to raise a successor. It is a failure in leadership if you don’t raise a protégé. If you don’t raise a successor, you don’t have a legacy. You cannot be a leader if you don’t have someone following you,’ the cleric said.
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