Dwight D. Einsenhower (1890-1969) was the President of the United States of America from 1953 until 1961 once defined leadsership as, “The art of acquiring a person else to do something you want done due to the fact he wants to do it.” This just describes that a chief is an individual you place in your have confidence in to get items done successfully. Great leaders are known for their competence, patriotism, devotion, dedicated to excellence, self esteem, enthusiasm, openness to alter and recognition of the value of transform.
These are the key yardsticks or parts of ethos to recognize Nigeria leadership. Nigeria military services and democratic leaders due to the fact forty-9 several years back have conduct under anticipations thinking about the mainly untapped all-natural and human assets, boundless choices and possibilities that abound in Nigeria. In reality, our leaders are almost nothing but what Rev.Matthew Hassan Kukah has just lately tagged “accidental leaders”. They refuse to organise, unite and act to put their identify in terrific historical past of transformation and growth of this excellent nation.Our leaders fail to choose benefit of the country with entire world largest market place. They fail to acquire benefit of our oil and gas to make everyday living greater for all Nigerians, instead we are dealing with with nationwide psychosis of kidnapping, embezzlement of community cash, religion and ethnic conflicts, pervasive bribery and corruption, and significant election rigging.What have we performed with our reserves that make us the tenth most petroleum-wealthy nation? Is it not a shame if we cannot boast of regular electric power and water supply at forty-9 a long time of independence? Is not a disgrace if our leaders can not settle the ongoing federal universities workers’ strike of additional than 3 months? Learners are to put up with for this strike action in the lengthy operate.
Management behaviour should be a natural component of effectiveness. It is receiving points finished and not throwing away of human life. Chief doesn’t inform his subordinates (ministers) what to do, but continue to keep on inspiring them to see what they are able of, or prompts other individuals to be their very best, then, assisting them to get there. The reverse is the case in Nigeria. A leader will come to power by coup or election rigging, he will like to appoint a Yoruba graduate to head the ministry of agriculture and purely natural assets.This ministry boss in turns will appoint his relations, some social gathering members and buddies even if they are not capable to full his workforce.Are we expecting miracles from them? A round peg in a sq. hole is nothing at all but a misfit.Quite a few competent Nigerians are victims of this misfit.
It would make perception to recruit the very best particular person, an achiever who will do whatever it get to make certain he succeeds and not a kind a coward Professor who has demonstrated experience immediately after SIXTEEN yrs to inform us the winner and those people who annulled the most acclaimed, freest and fairest presidential election of June, 1993 that gained by late Chief M.K.O.Abiola. He would have announce the final result (be it in Nigeria or overseas) and manufactured record for himself and Nigeria in laying very good foundation for Nigeria`s democracy for the incredibly first time that all Nigerians spoke with just one voice. How is Ghana or Dubai in sixteen several years in the past? I have been living in Spain for the final couple of many years. Spain was being ruled by Basic Francisco Franco for virtually forty yrs of military services dictatorship. Most Spainsh people left their region to glimpse for greener pastures through the turbulent forty a long time of dictatorship. The death of the dictator in electric power on November 20, 1975, introduced a turning issue to the people today of Spain. The nation received her very first democratic Structure in 1978 (21 a long time back) to ushered in a Parliamentary government led by Mr.Adolfo Suarez.Due to the fact 1978, the nation has been going through a continuous economic growth political balance coupled with immediately expanding mass-tourism which has favourable effects on their overall economy.
Meanwhile, management is a demonstrative capacity. Superior leaders always display sincerity, trustworthiness, integrity, intelligence, competence in all their steps. They make timely and correct adjustments in considering plans and strategies to carry out their assignments out effectively. A very good chief does not want up to 365 days before starting off to complete with excellent outcomes.He appreciates what is vital to the individuals representing. We have witnessed that briefly in Nigeria with a person which was named after our previous Lagos international airport, and we are still witnessing very couple of of our current democratic Governors performances. Their excellent performances is a reflection of the properties and values of legitimate management.This tells us that a new Nigeria is probable. It is both you are a poor chief or a superior leader. Very good leaders are incredibly obvious about their missions, targets, priorities and tastes.The very poor kinds will normally refuse to do practically nothing after a ton of claims produced in their political strategies and voluminous party programmes. Given that October, 1960, the only issues we get from majority of our leaders is destructive leadership styles in which they violate the authentic desire of the state and thus sabotaging the socio-economic transformation for the progress of the nation. We should really now get it obvious that the conduct exhibited by a chief might or may perhaps not mirror in their personalities. What do you imagine of a leader that traveled out to witness an inauguration of a College when he could not come across answer to a few months workers’strike actions of his state federal Universities ? Permit our leaders know that the foundation of each and every state is the education of its youth.
On the lookout back again from history, poor management in Nigeria seems to be an epidemic-a contagious sickness that spreads speedily and widly between distinct populace. This epiidemic disease time is up and we have to get rid of it with the assist of immunization and quarantine of modern democratic ideas and conceptions.According to Joseph Folkmania, “bad management in good occasions can be hidden. But bad management in negative moments is a recipe for disaster”.We have to act now to protected imminent disaster in our political society. What has occurred to the nationwide political reforms meeting deliberations and recommendations? Don’t we need to have legitimate federalism? Never we have to have meaningful stability concerning federal jurisdiction and the advancement desires of the states.?
Sometimes, I am extremely sad when reading through and hearing from couple Nigerians that so much believe that that it is really complicated to have new Nigeria with undistrupted electricity, common pipe-borne h2o, very good highway network. All these are Feasible with fantastic political leaders with actual physical vitality and stamina, intelligence and action-oriented judgement. A leader that understand its follwers and their desires. The time of “godfatherism” in politics should really be a issue of the previous. We will have to have learnt our classes by now. We have all what it requires to make a good foundation for a fantastic nation. Permit vote for an achiever, a statesman with exemplary character of trustworthiness with fantastic eyesight to complete political process which has political outcomes in relation to authorities and coverage.
I will be not doing justice to my piece if I neglect the words and phrases of the terrific author, Chinua Achebe in his book titled:The Problems With Nigeria, the place he emphasized that there is almost nothing generally wrong with the Nigerian character, climate, land or h2o or air, but: “The Nigeria difficulty is the unwillingness or lack of ability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the obstacle of personalized example which are the hallmarks of accurate management….I am expressing that Nigeria can adjust right now if she discovers leaders who have the will, the means and the vision” We want leaders that will present the properly-remaining of the led, and give a social group in which men and women feel fairly safe. In addition to this: We are not very poor since we absence purely natural or human assets or simply because nature was cruel to us.We are inadequate and in this mess due to the fact we absence Attitude and excellent Management. God bless Nigeria.