Nigerian Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye, made interesting comments while speaking to youths at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
He started off by imploring Nigerian women to settle for the best and do the right thing while at it.
“Our women must stand and always do the right thing. The women of this country are very special and well endowed, and I do not agree that your place is only in the kitchen. Your place is even in the presidency. And I want to assure you that with the support of everyone, you will get to your landmark.”
Delving into the issue of leadership, Dino admitted that Nigerian leaders including himself have failed woefully.
When the Senator says that Nigerian leaders have failed the people, most Nigerians could not agree more with him.
In the heat of the recession in the Nigerian economy, the Senator weeks ago was reported to have purchased an exotic Rolls Royce worth N180 million. Before that was the news that Kano State governor, Sanusi bought his car for N130 in commemoration of the Allah celebration.
Just after the disturbing news, officials claimed to have used a stunning N270 million to clear grass for displaced persons in Yobe.
Making reference to the President’s Change Begins With Me campaign, Dino Melaye insists that the leaders should be the fundamental character leading in the change project.
“Change begins with the leaders and leaders must lay a very fundamental positive example for the youths to copy and must provide for the poor, as well as do the right thing always.
“Democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people; we should never allow it to become ‘greediocracy’. Greediocracy is government of the greedy, by the greedy and for the greedy.”
Just like people accuse the president of being nepotistic, Dino Melaye generalized the trait; saying that Nigerians are too ethnic conscious. He also noted that factors like nepotism, religious differences amongst others, often sow division in the country.
Concluding his address, he urged the students to persevere towards greatness and most importantly steer off negative activities such as cultism and drug trafficking.