By Adejumo Kabir
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Rasheed Adewale Akanbi has blamed the present and the past leaders for their failure in allowing corruption to be a national pride.
The monarch disclosed this during the National Students Legislative Summit that held on Wednesday at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Oba Rasheed said it is leadership corruption that is denying Nigeria good roads, stable electricity, adequate water supply and job opportunities among others.
“Nigeria as a country is richer than Kuwait, Dubai and some other countries, yet we are poorer. The reason for our problem is connected to the selfish interest of our leaders. I will never join the league of kings that hide under corrupt politicians. The interest of every black human race is my priority. It is stupidity when we don’t say the truth. Corruption is a killer, it will kill you and me if we don’t fight it now. It is genocidal”
He also urged all Nigerians to prepare to change retrogressive part of the culture which had caused more harm than good to the black race.
“It is wise enough to worship people who have brought greatness to the community than Sango, Ogun and others. In 21st century, it cannot work, our culture is wicked and that is why many of our deities ask for blood to perfect ritual and sacrifice. It sounds stupid to worship what you feed. We may not produce great people if we continue to worship Sango, a cutlass inventor and we forget to celebrate Innoson, car inventors in Aba.”