Founder of Faith Tabernacle Church, Bishop David Oyedepo has blamed African leaders for lack of courage to move the continent forward.
The Cleric made this known while speaking at the 20th inaugural lecture of the Covenant University on Thursday.
Oyedepo noted that unlike their western counterparts, African leaders do not build institutions that would outlive them.
While speaking at the University, Oyedepo blamed the situation on the Nigerian government’s lack of foresight and its inability to identify opportunities that would benefit the people.
In his word, the general oversea said; “It is unfortunate that many of our leaders are intellectually bankrupt. When confronted with some of these beautiful initiatives, it is very shameful that they often don’t know the meaning. .
And if they don’t know the meaning, how will they go about implementation? I have often said it that our leaders lack three Cs-capacity, courage and character.
Where is the capacity when you are bereft of intellect required of a leader? Where is the courage when you don’t have the political will to follow through with policies that will improve governance?.
And where is the character when all they are thinking is how to win election as many times as possible while ignoring developmental initiatives?”