Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has faulted the performance of President Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), saying the condition in which Nigerians find themselves at the moment, is worse than it was four years ago when the president assumed office.
Speaking on Thursday, August 14 in Abuja during a lecture on ‘The challenge of Democratic Governance’ as part of activities to mark the 50th birthday celebration of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, Gov.
Fashola said Nigerians used to think that national development was inhibited in the country because there’s never been a university graduate as president of the country.
He said the myth of graduate has now been exploded as the condition of Nigerians is worse off, even with two graduates as leaders of the country, Punch reports.
Fashola said: “Nigerians would agree that there is the need for more attributes that cannot be found in a school.
So there is more to leadership than a university degree and educational qualification.
There is character, vision, courage, empathy, compassion and many more attributes that you simply will not find in a classroom or school.
They are in homes, in communities and also in the value system of society.”
He also berated Jonathan for inviting parents of abducted Chibok schoolgirls to the Presidential Villa for the purpose of sympathising with them, describing the President’s attitude as ‘truly strange and truly unAfrican’.
He then went on to accuse Jonathan’s administration of perpetually lying to the people of Nigeria on sensitive national issues such as the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls, their whereabouts and the rumour of trying to give money to their bereaved parents.
Fashola therefore implored politicians to make politics interesting and worth being participated in by the professional elite.