Nigerians are self-engrossed.
The National Coordinator, Treatment Action Movement, TAM, a sub-group of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, AHF, Obatunde Oladapo, has blamed Nigerians for the failure of the country’s leaders.
He stated this on Tuesday in Abuja during the ongoing Abuja+12 Summit Civil Society Side Event.
The Abuja +12 is an advocacy group urging the federal government to increase funding for health, especially for the treatment and cure for malaria, HIV and tuberculosis.
According to Mr. Oladapo, the nation’s leadership is failing as a result of the followers, especially activists, who focus on chasing shadows and their own selfish ends.
“Many of us are more engrossed in chasing shadows and feathering selfish individual nests rather than standing up to be counted. We kowtow the whims and idiosyncrasies of our ‘leaders’ and are not raising successors. How many of us have succession plans?” he asked.
He further stated that many Nigerians who parade themselves as activists are actually Judases as they compromise their standards more often than not.
“Many of us are Judases. We are compromised and we cheat ourselves as activists,” he said.