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FIFA officer urges Nigerian leaders to be accountable

By Sade Adewale, Ondo

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A Senior Safety and Security Officer, with the Federation International de football Association (FIFA), Dr. Christian Emeruwa, has said that  the need for persons holding positions of leadership in Nigeria, to be more accountable to the citizens is to help in advancing the cause of democracy, in the country.

Emeruwa, who is also the founder, confederation of African Football (CAF), Safety and Security, made the assertion, in a paper presented as part of activities marking 60years of the establishment of Adeyemi College of Education (Now Adeyemi Federal University of Education (AFUED) in Ondo.

Speaking on “The credibility of Leadership and the challenges, that lie ahead for Nigerian Youth”, the FIFA Safety and Security officer, expressed serious concern over what he described as “failures of those in position of authority in Nigeria to effectively demonstrate what leadership entails”.

According to him, “Leadership concept is becoming more confusing in Nigeria, as those who occupy positions of leadership in the country, have failed to demonstrate proper understanding of their roles”.

Describing the youths as leaders of tomorrow, the AFUED Alumni member, however, expressed disappointment over what he elucidated as involvement of some Nigerian youths in criminal activities and celebration of mediocrity.

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