by crossriverwatch admin
Nigerian Leaders have been tasked to fulfill the promises made to the people before attaining positions of authority.
The Chief Imam of 13 Brigade of the Nigerian Army Mosque, Major Ibrahim Shofolahan gave the charge in Calabar during his Friday sermon.
The Imam who is also the head of Islamic Affairs of the 13 Brigade headquarters of Nigerian Army, Calabar regretted that what Nigerians have as leaders today are opportunistic fellows and people who believe in sycophancy.
Major Shofolahan who spoke on the topic ‘Let Us Tell Our Leaders The Truth’ said, unless those who are leading the country in various capacity are ready to go back to the people instead of relying on their sycophantic advisers, good leadership is still far away from the country.
He decried the level of sycophancy amongst the people in the corridors of power, stressing that those who follow presidents, governors, chairmen of councils are sycophants, who tell them what they want to hear other than the truth.
“How many of us can tell the president what he will not want to hear but will make him a good leader? How many of them (the government appointees) can look at the governors and tell them that this is what the people want and not what they are doing? How many of our soldiers, privates and officers can stay before the commander of this barrack and tell him the truth that will help him to excel as commander? He asked the congregation who were both military and civilian.
The Imam prayed for Nigeria and her leaders just as he prayed for Cross River State and her governor asking God to guide them right as they discharged their constitutional responsibilities.
He said Nigeria belongs to all her citizens and the only thing a citizen can do to his/her country is to show love and contribute meaningfully to its development where ever such citizens find themselves.
Present at the Friday prayers were top military officers, senior civilian populace including the private secretary of Obong of Calabar, Alhaji Adam Eyo Adam as well as other Muslim faithfuls who gathered to be part of the first Friday prayers after Sallah at the mosque.
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