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Fayose charges Nigerian leaders on humility

By Muyiwa Adeyemi, Ado Ekiti   |   06 November 2015   |   12:49 am  

Ayo-FayoseEkiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the only way Nigeria can make progress is for the leaders to humble themselves and come to the level of the led.

He made the comment in Ado-Ekiti while having an interface with the leadership of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

In a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor said many Nigerian leaders fail in office because they get carried away with the grandeur of office and forget the people they lead.

“The only way we can make the nation progress is for the leaders to humble themselves and come to the level of those being led. When they do that, they will know what the people need and be able to meet those needs.

“A leader cannot be faraway from the people and be able to know their needs. There is no leader without the followers. That is why I have always been close to my people. I am not going to be a governor that is celebrated abroad but not celebrated at home,” he said.

Stressing the importance of the job of a driver, Fayose noted that a driver of an 18-passenger vehicle has the lives and the destinies of the passengers in his hands.

While appealing to the drivers to maintain peaceful conduct, he noted that the profession was a noble one



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