Their understanding of leadership is to trample on the people led; shut their mouth, seize their right, loot the resources they were meant to depend on and make them a new version of slaves. In a recent visit to Africa, Barack Obama did not pull his punches. While applauding the “extraordinary progress” of Africa in general, he told its leaders to cut out “the cancer of corruption”. Among other things, he urged his Kenyan cousins to treat their women better. In Ethiopia he called for more political freedom to bolster the country’s economic development. Casting his eye across the whole continent, he chastised leaders who sought to flout their terms limit.
Every African leader is corrupt; our conscience knows that this truth is actually true. The colonists who trained and strained us continue to say sorry to our leadership story. Starting from the top, Nigeria is the large giant of Africa; population, mineral resources, maybe land and mass, and whatever one can add. And that’s the beginning of the sad leadership corruption story.
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