Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to have a change in attitude and orientation for the country to make progress notwithstanding the current challenges being experiencing in the country.
In a press statement, Dogara said if the Nigeria was to witness significant improvement in quality of leadership and governance, the citizens must change their ways of life.
The speaker made the call on Saturday during a thanks giving service organised by Hon. Jagaba Adams Jagaba at ECWA Church Chigwa, Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state.
He maintained that while Nigerians expect leaders to live higher standards of life as role models, the followers must also know that leaders are recruited from among them.
The speaker charged Nigerian citizens to live higher standards of life even as they expect same from their leaders.
According to him, “There are always expectations from us as citizens to imbibe a very higher standard. Obviously, it is good that those who call themselves leaders must always aspire to maintain higher standards.
“But what is wrong with the narrative especially in Nigeria is that in most cases, citizens expect that only leaders must live above board.
“This nation can only make progress if all the citizens and leaders resolve that in their daily undertakings they will maintain the best of standards.
“Because if you expect merely leaders to do the right thing, the leadership recruitment process is such that leaders always emerge from the people.”
Dogara said Nigeria could only make progress if the people all maintain the best of standards, adding that leaders always emerge from the society.
In his testimony, Hon. Jagaba urged Nigerians to eschew religious and ethnic sentiments which had divided the country for decades.
He said electorates should rather lay emphasis on individual character and not political party affiliation and revealed that he had forgiven all those who plotted evil against him in the 2015 general elections.
In his sermon, ECWA President, Reverend Jeremiah Gado said by design, God created and saved humanity to live a life of gratitude and worship in accordance with the book of Revelations 4:11.

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