Nigerian youth lack leadership skills – Fr. Agbagwa
Nigerians do not prepare for leadership, and that is why we do not have the values and skills, the President of Centre for Social Awareness, Advocacy and Ethics (CSAAE), Rev. Father Godswill Agbagwa has said.
Agbagwa who spoke recently in Abuja argued that even as leaders are trained in developed countries of the world, there is no conscious and systematic effort to train and redirect the young ones in Nigeria.
He said mingling with university students in Nigeria in the past three years have given him a disappointing realization of the way things are.
“If we do not have a road map of how we are going to change these students, things are going to be worse. I have been with University students in Nigeria for three years, I realized that things are very bad in Nigeria. If nothing is done, Nigeria will be worse than what we are seeing today,” he said.
He said the President Buhariled anti-graft war is commendable but more is still needed to be done especially in order to tackle the situation at the root.
“I am very happy that the new administration is doing anti-graft but if you arrest everybody and keep the money, the younger ones will go and steal it again, that is the problem. By the time you arrest everybody, there will be no room again in jail,” he said.
Agbagwa said they have come up with campus-based project called Emerging Leaders Project (EPL) to mentor youth and help them build capacities, competencies and character for positive social change in Nigeria.