The Senior Pastor of Trinity House, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo on Friday said Nigerians have not had time to sit and think as a nation.
He stated this during an interview, ‘Nigeria@61: Thoughts on leadership,’ to mark Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary.
“Nobody at the top has had the responsibility of defining for us what Nigeria should be doing,” he said, decrying the first coup in the country which he said prevented the leaders at the time from plotting a road map for the nation.
According to him, several Nigerian leaders were either accidental leaders or had limited time to define what Nigeria should be.
“We have not really had any transition in leadership,” he added, stressing that many of the current leaders have been in governance for decades.
Consequently, he said there had been a migration from youth-minded leadership to the current situation.
He blamed the military for the failure to create the right governance mentality among Nigerians.