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OPINION MATTERS: In A Time As This, Which Nigerian Head Of State Would You Wish For?

Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world is estimated 200 million people. Nigeria is abundantly blessed with human and natural resources.

These endorsement should have made Nigeria one of the key destinations for global investment. And with its wealth in petroleum and other natural resources including its vast agricultural potentials, Nigeria should have arguably become Africa undisputed economic giant.

60 years after Nigeria gained Independence, like an overloaded donkey struggling to climb a hilly path, Nigeria struggles. It’s large population has therefore become weak and a source of weakness.

Amenities such as electricity supply, good health system, good educational system, good housing system, employment, portable water, good road and road network, food security, protection of lives and properties is not guaranteed to any Nigerian; the more reason why most Nigerians seek for a better better life abroad-a system one would have tagged stupid alternative some 60 years back. At Independence, all eye were on us for good reasons, Nigerians were high flyers in intellectual and educational endeavors, business, international diplomacy and in military and political leadership, only Ghana rivalled Nigeria just before Independence, when Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana was deposed in a coup, attention shifted to Nnamdi Azikiwe, Obafemi Awolowo and Ahmadu Bello who were Nigerian political leaders.


Every Nigerins adds as part of Nigeria’s problem succession of failed administration. Various challenges were faced by head of states at every tenure of administration, although our leaders all along are yet to score average, there are still some we may point out and wished they were in power in such a time as this.

The big question here is, amongst previous leaders Nigeria has ever had, which comes to your mind as the very person to have upheld and developed the nation better than it is now amidst the current situation of the country.

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