The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, has lamented the state of the nation, blaming the present day leaders of the country for the abysmal state Nigeria has found itself.
He argued that the country may continue to be stagnant as a result of the continuous selfish ambitions of its political leaders.
He stated this when he spoke at a workshop organized by the Yoruba Unity Forum and themed, “The state of the nation: Yoruba, where are we?”.
The event held at the residence of a late pioneer leader of the country, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in Ikenne, Ogun State.
“The political situation in this country is nothing to write home about, they (leaders) think of themselves and their children but they forget about the people and the country, the disunity we are facing now is because they have failed to love one another.
“During the era of Obafemi Awolowo, there was no disunity in the country, the situation of Nigerian politics then is nothing but one in a kind, if Obafemi Awolowo has not done the expected, a person like me and other royal fathers, will not be here today, but his good deeds during his life time cannot be undermined.
“Disunity and selfish interest have not been the foundation of this country, but this era, the political leaders are not honest to themselves nor the people, they don’t love one another, there is no unity among them, the political leaders are not thinking about the future of the next generation, rather they think about themselves and their children,” Ooni said.