We must protest now, Nigeria has been hijacked – Pat Utomi
NEWS DIGEST – Professor Pat Utomi has expressed doubt that Nigeria will not make any progress with its present structure, noting that “we are in grave danger“.
He urged the people to stage protests similar to the Orange protests carried out in Ukraine where the citizens poured into the streets every day, carrying white and green flags and demanding that their country be given back to them.
Utomi gave the advice through a virtual message at the instance of the ongoing Double Diamond Platform Global (DDPG) Leadership Series held in Lagos.
He further added that right now, the Nigerian state has been hijacked, citing that there is “a state capture“.
According to him, good leadership should seek to raise the level of the common man.
“That is the starting point of quality leadership and then you want everybody to feel ownership.
“Good leadership can come from anywhere… The best is the one that mixes up everybody, Muslim, Christian and everybody feel comfortable,” he said.
The DDPG is known for sensitising the public on issues of concern and the current programme is intended to help Nigerians to make informed choices ahead of the 2023 general elections.