By Ogbolu George
Former Governor of Anambra state Peter Obi has hinged the ongoing agitations and counter agitations by some ethnic groups in Nigeria on poverty and hunger.
He made this known in Calabar during the 7th lecture organised by the Bridge Leadership Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by a ex-governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke.
Obi said Nigeria lacked visionary leaders, which has resulted in the agitations going beyond control.
”Nigeria has the resources and potentials of becoming the greatest country in the world; but, the country lacks visionary leaders.
”Today, we have different forms of agitations in Nigeria because the people are poor and hungry. The leaders have lost touch with the led,” he said.
The former governor also commended Liyel Imoke for sustaining the foundation for seven years.
”Capacity building for youths was one of the ways of curbing youth unemployment in the country,” he added.
On his part, Imoke said the objective of the foundation was to groom and encourage youths to take leadership role and have the basic knowledge of becoming entrepreneurs.
”The foundation provides a valuable platform for young people to be inspired by the success stories of youths in Africa, particularly in Nigeria, who are scaling the huddles and challenges of growing up,” he said.