The twin problems holding back the wheel of progress in Nigeria are leadership failure and fatalism. The leaders fail to provide purposeful leadership while the followers resort to fatalism instead of working toward the choice of leaders with track record of performance.
The public arena should not be a leadership testing ground for persons seeking public offices. The risks to the general public in terms of poor leadership are just too high. Therefore, in choosing public leaders, we must seek and pay attention to their performances in their private life.