Uduaghan Counsels Leaders On Value Re-Orientation

Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has charged the nation’s leaders to embark on a value reorientation in the country so as to unlock the vast potentials of the country. Besides, he urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to learn from its defeat at polls and reinvent itself to provide a robust opposition in the country.
Speaking weekend at the second Universi ty of Ibadan Alumni Association National Public Lecture titled “Good Governance as a Catalyst for Development: The Delta State Experience”, Governor Uduaghan said that “the leadership of Nigeria must collectively fashion a new value system. This is because it is the responsibility of leaders to mobilise the people towards effecting the necessary changes in attitude.” “It is the leaders’ duty to impart
nationalism and patriotism in the people. The leaders have the sacred task of ensuring that there is sincere popular participation in conducting public affairs, rather than indifference, cynicism and apathy,” adding: “I believe that the key to unlocking the great potentials of Nigeria is to increase popular participation. The people must be involved.”
He called on the ruling class to take the developmental yearnings of Nigerians as expressed in the last general elections seriously, observing that the voting pattern of the recent general elections has thrown a challenge of unification and healing process on the ruling class especially in-coming General
Buhari’s government. “The topic we are considering today is important at this juncture in the history of our country as we transit from one government, from one ruling party to another. It is happening at a time the yearnings of Nigerians to join the league of developed states are palpable. On March 28 and April 11, the people spoke and we all heard. I think the decision of the people should not be taken lightly.”
“The election, however, also showed deep division, perhaps more than anyone could have anticipated. It was the first time the entire North would speak with one voice, and the old Eastern region also with a voice. The North Central, contrary