Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Church, on Thursday, noted that even if Nigeria breaks up, the standard of living may never get better for the poor unless there is restructuring.
The cleric stated this in a post on his official Twitter account.
Pastor Adeyemi in his statement said, “the culture of leadership that makes leaders consume most of the resources and leave most people impoverished will likely continue” even if the country is divided.
He added that things will get better in the country if power is transfered from political leaders to the citizens
“I fear that the life of the common man may not improve if Nigeria restructures into regions or even if it breaks up now.”
“The first restructuring we need, and this is true for much of Africa, is for power to shift from political leaders to the citizens, so leaders become accountable, citizens have esteem and are empowered to prosper, and occupying public office is for service, not money-making.”
“This requires responsibility on the part of citizens. We must rise beyond religious and ethnic prejudice to have a collective vision for development, and to adopt values like honesty, value for life, equality, excellence, etc.
“Citizens and elites that have conscience must push for this now. Perhaps, then, new structures of government can serve us well.”
“We need to show that Africa can rise above base instincts to think, organise themselves and build prosperous economies,” he said.
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