Corruption In Nigeria

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Chinua Achebe, in his widely cited book, "The Trouble with Nigeria" accurately pointed out that "the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership."
Leading a multiple ethnic and religious society such as Nigeria, while staying dedicated to democratic principles is a tough task. This is because integrating numerous ethnic groups into one political system brings along the fundamental issues of ethnic battles. Change is constant in any society and it takes a devoted leadership to achieve a remarkable change in a society. Since 1960, Nigeria has experienced successive societal changes. These changes have not been beneficial to the less privileged. Only those in the corridor of power have benefitted. Regrettably, Nigeria
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The high level of corruption portrayed by the country’s founding leaders incited the first military coup on January 15, 1966. Evidently, not everyone has the leadership qualities needed to lead a country. The disaster that marked the administration of Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the lack of transparency during Gowon’s rule, the “fantastically-corrupt” Babangida’s regime, and the horrible looting that occurred during the time of General Sani Abacha are quick reminders. During President Shagari’s inept administration, there was extensive corruption and severe economic mismanagement. Alhaji Shehu Shagari wasted the unique opportunity created by Generals Murtala Mohammed and Olusegun Obasanjo to keep the light of democracy shinning in Nigeria. The people lost fate in him. The Buhari and Idiagbon military utilized this opportunity with the December 31, 1983 coup. The Buhari rule ensured monitoring of those at the helm of affairs and corruption level was reduced optimally. The Buhari and Idiagbon administration birthed the popular “War Against…show more content…
Although Nigeria is rich in natural and mineral resources, the nation is still poor and underdeveloped. The way our history will be written depends on the manner in which, the leaders and the people strive to shape our future. The ultimate measure of effectiveness for leaders is the ability to sustain superior results over an extended period. Leadership commitment is essential to the survival and progress of Nigeria.
My capacity to rise above limits, summon bolster and incite imagination to accomplish shared objectives in the settings I find myself, defines me as a visionary leader. In my community, I am a member of a non-profit Community Development Service (CDS) group known as Gender and Servicom where we educate members of our community about the importance of gender equality. I have also embarked on a Girls' coding project. The Girls' coding project is a non-profit long-term Twelve week Project geared towards encouraging young girls to become top-notch developers. I am also a volunteer for the Change Africa

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