Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Nigerians must continue talking — Obi

By News Express on 14/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 717


Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has advised Nigerians, especially the priests of God, to continue talking about all aspects of governance in the country, saying that the danger in keeping quiet is that those in authority might be sufficiently shielded by their aides from knowing the true position of things in the country.

He said that part of the problem those in authority face was that the vocal ones that enjoy one favour or the other from Government were always dumb to the problems of the country.

Obi said they should, at least, use sign language if they had lost the faculty of speech. Obi was speaking yesterday when he paid visit to Pope John 11 Major Seminary, Okpuno.

Obi who spoke to the students after eating breakfast with them talked on wide range of issues, starting from the spiritual, through the social to the economics. 

He dispelled the belief that leaders view criticisms as subversive to government, saying, on the contrary, that great leaders listen to criticisms of genuine patriots and act on the basis of that. Using himself as an example, he said: “As the Governor and even now, I listen to what people say because no person is perfect. Even though some talk out of other reasons thereby standing truth on its head, but there are genuine critics who speak out of love for the country. When such people talk, as humans one might get annoyed, but I assure you that those sorts of things help one to reflect in one’s quiet moment.”

Obi, who called for more commitment on the part of the Presidency to all areas of concern, gave the areas as health, security, education and employment. He said that critical analysis of other countries would show that Nigeria has not invested enough in critical areas.

“Take education as an example, what Nigeria budgets for education in seven years is far less than what South Africa budgets in a year,” Obi said.

Referring to Seminarians as the “priests of tomorrow”, Obi told them that they were being trained to become leaders either in the religious or secular world and that they can only make a success of it by being receptive to the training they are receiving today.

Earlier, the Rector of the school, Fr. Benjamin Ewelu, in his welcome address thanked Obi for his revolutionary imprint still visible in every part of the state. Even while calling for his further assistance towards solving myriad of problems confronting them, he particularly thanked him for what he did for them when he was the Governor, namely, the construction of the road to the school, the checking of the menace of erosion and some of the infrastructures he helped to provide for the school.

The visit of Obi was heralded with joy among the 300 students and staff of the school. One of the students, Ugwu Christian, summarised his speech to them thus: “The encounter was spiritual, political, economic and social awareness.”

•Ex-Governor Peter Obi with staff of Pope John Paul 11 Major Seminary, Okpuno, during his visit to the school on Tuesday.

Source News Express

Posted 14/06/2018 12:14:53 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Delta community gives 14-day ultimatum to Police, NPDC...

Fresh Boko Haram’s plot to invade Lagos exposed...

2017-2019 economic recovery plan ready by December, says...

NLC seeks establishment of National Border Patrol Guard...

JTF storms pirates’ camp, nabs 6 suspects, recovers...

Taxation catalyst to sustainable national development — Fowler...

Any attempt to swear in Otti as Governor...

N338m fraud: Supreme Court orders re-trial of ex-Lagos...

New twist in PDP crisis; BoT usurps chairmanship...

Delta Guber Tribunal: My witness has turned hostile,...

Military set to disengage 620

All set for APGA Anambra guber primaries •Factional...

 

Latest News MASSOB vs IPOB: Uwazuruike opposes Nnamdi Kanu, tells Igbos to vote in 2019 Fayose takes ‘stomach infrastructure’ to EFCC’s custody, feeds 150 detainees Disregard for rule of law worst corruption than stealing of public funds — US envoy Obi, Umahi meet in Abakaliki Oshiomhole has become a cancer to APC and must go — Coalition of 2019 APC Presidential Aspirants Job scam: I sold my commercial bus to raise N600,000 — Witness tells court National Assembly has helped save Nigeria from collapse — Speaker Dogara Resume or Resign Protest: Court orders police to pay Charly Boy N50m Norway unfolds plan to issue visa to more Nigerians Imo APC supporters protest alleged imposition of candidates FG’s Visa-on-Arrival policy boosting tourism — Minister PDP queries Buhari’s protection of suspended NHIS boss

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (409,053 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (383,618 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (316,046 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (259,372 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (238,474 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (225,004 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,889 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (186,309 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (171,190 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (166,397 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (162,069 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,754 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (70) Business & Economy (3,703) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (949) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (561) Features (660) Global Business Monitor (305) International (2,566) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,841) Opinion (1,127) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,354) Religion (885) Sports (1,740) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

NLNG Prize for Literature 2018

Zenith Zero Balance

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

LIBYA vs NIGERIA 2-3 Goals Highlights

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement