General overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare has stated that no nation can make considerable progress when mediocre people are at its helm of affairs.
He stated this while speaking on The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, yesterday.
The clergy man posited that there was a need to ensure that the right people are in positions of leadership in order to put the country on the right track.
According to him, “If you compare our performance with the nations that began this journey with us, nations like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and South Korea, they’ve left us behind. We are still in the woods and are yet to come out.
“We thank God we are still a nation and we trust God that as we dialogue this afternoon and others bring their ideas to the table, those that are leading us will begin to put the best of us in strategic positions to move our nation forward.
“No nation anywhere can survive or embark on predictable progress when mediocres are in charge,” he added.
On what could be done to address the numerous challenges facing the country, he stated that there was a need for a change of orientation.
“I think we put the cart before the horse and whenever you put the cart before the horse, there is motion backwards. We need to put the horse before the cart. We need urgent national redemption and until that takes place, we are just wasting our time,” he said.
Bakare also berated President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to deliver on his campaign promises.
According to Bakare, the present government led by President Muhammadu Buhari announced three critical things as their focus or agenda as they were coming into power: security, diversified economy and fight against corruption.
He said looking at the security architecture; Nigerians would know something is wrong.
On why he has not led a protest against the recent fuel subsidy removal as he did during the previous administration under Goodluck Jonathan, he said the protest at the time was for the voiceless.