A former governor of Abia, Chief Orji Kalu, has described the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as an example of a leader in the country.
* Orji Kalu charges Journalists to emulate the late Obafemi Awolowo
Kalu made this known at the centenary lecture organised by the Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ibadan on Thursday.
According to him, Nigeria can never have a leader like Awolowo, who selflessly impacted on the lives of his people in a manner that no other citizen has done till date.
He called on leaders in the country to emulate the leadership character of Awolowo by shunning greed, among others.
The former governor also urged journalists and other professionals to emulate Awolowo so that the country could have “credible leaders in various establishments’’.
“I urge journalists and other professionals to emulate Chief Awolowo because if we put our axe together we can get other leaders with the qualities and attributes of this sage,’’ Kalu said.
The late Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, GCFR, was a Nigerian nationalist, political writer and statesman.
A Yoruba and native of Ikenne in Ogun State of Nigeria, he started his career, like some of his notable contemporaries, as a nationalist in the Nigerian Youth Movement of which he became Western provincial secretary, and was responsible for much of the progressive social legislation that has made Nigeria a modern nation.