Corrupt leaders plunged Nigeria’s economy – Akande
From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
The present urban and rural slums and infrastructural decay together with its accompanied criminals ravaging the society were caused by corrupt leaders.
An elder statesman and former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande said this during the unveiling of the Karele Oodua logo and the investiture of Karele Oodua Ambassadors in Ede.
Akande said the consequences of all corrupt actions of Yoruba leaders in collaboration with other greedy and corrupt Nigerian leaders is the cause of the total crash of the Nigerian economy.
While decrying the rate of the rot in the economy, he said the emphasis of the economic destructions have resulted in more migration of most Nigerian Youths into most ugly exile to the diaspora since the beginning of this century.
“Each community has its criminals. It is a fraudulent and ungodly tradition to join the corrupt North and East of Nigeria in throwing Nigeria into an economic perdition and begin to call on those of us who are innocent to give chorus to your songs in blaming the criminal consequences on a particular religion or ethnicity.”He said.
The elder statesman noted that the result of using politics to generate religious wars will send numerous other Yoruba youths into diaspora in a most undignified fashion.
“Before the advent of Nigeria, our leaders split themselves into warring factions to fight one another in the intertribal wars as a reaction to the Fulani Jihads of the early 19th century when Islamisation and Fulanisation began in this part of west Africa. That preceded the British expeditions that led to colonization of Nigeria.