Sen. Nwebonyi Attributes Nigeria’s struggle to Bad Leadership
By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
The Senator Representing Ebonyi North senatorial zone, Ebonyi State at the National Assembly, Barr Onyekachi Nwebonyi has identified bad leadership as the root cause of Nigeria’s struggles since independence.
Nwebonyi while interacting with newsmen on the occassion of Nigeria at 63 and Ebonyi State at 27 expressed optimism that president Bola Tinubu will change the country economically and otherwise.
He maintained that: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a man with plan. He did it as the Governor of Lagos State, today Lagos State is the leading state in Nigeria economically because of him. He has set Lagos State on auto pilot economically to the extent that the successive government in hundred years will have focus, will have a mission, this is a development plan. So, we are happy that we have such a man as President of the country.”
Furthermore, Senator Nwebonyi took the opportunity to commend President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his visionary approach to national development. He emphasized that achieving progress in the country necessitates not only this vision but also a collective spirit of patriotism and unwavering support from all Nigerians toward the federal government’s initiatives.
“63 years of Independence is not 63 years and I must tell you that politically we have made progress, economically, we have made progress. The only area we need to make progress and more meaningful progress is on the area of leadership.
“Nigeria has all it takes to be the leader of the world but our challenge is bad leadership. But now, we have a President that understands the economy that he wants to run, a President with the understand as to how things work, a President that has a vision for his nation.
” At times people want to be President for the sake of being a President but Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a man with plan. He did it as the Governor of Lagos, today Lagos State is the leading state in Nigeria economically because of that same man.
“He has set Lagos State in auto pilot economically to the extent that the successive government in hundred years will have focus, will have a mission, this is a development plan. So, we are happy that we have such a man as President of the country.
“Loot at the bold step he has taken so far on assumption of office including the removal of fuel subsidy. We all know this was a conduit pipe to siphon all our resources to the detriment of ordinary Nigerian but he came on board and removed it. Now, our credit is growing, our revenue is growing.
“The government can now embark on meaningful project and I commend him on the hand in terms of his team , going by the Ministers he appointed to help him work. They are men of capacity, they are men of proving integrity ranging from the Minister of Works. You can see his steps so far; moving from site to site, checking the jobs to make sure it is done according to specification and you can see the revelation he is making, a job of N40bn has been jacked to over N100bn.