A former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has likened Nigeria to a car whose engine has knocked.
According to the former governor, there is an urgent need to fix the engine first before who drives it comes into contention.
Obi, who stated this in Abuja on Saturday at the Making Nigeria Great Conference of the Summit Bible Church, also contended that The country needs men of vision with proven track records to wake from stupor.
Tracing back the history of the nation’s development from 1980-date, Obi bemoaned Nigeria’s backwardness: “To make Nigeria great is a welcome development which Nigerians are called to work towards. However, we must at all times recognise where we are and what should be done.
“In our own case, we have lost it completely as a country. The idea of greatness is good but we must start from doing basic things.
“We cannot aim to build skyscraper when we cannot maintain simple toilets. I believe as St. Theresa of the Child Jesus said, that greatness consists in doing small things in an extraordinary way,” Obi said.
Mr. Leke Adler and a former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka also spoke at the conference, both submitting that Nigeria needs a man of vision to move on.
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