By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Without a doubt, there exists a leadership challenge in Nigeria. This fact notwithstanding, there exists also signs that few public leaders in Nigeria through their actions and inactions daily demonstrate that the best defence of democracy is to stress the values that are essential for good governance, especially transparency and accountability, and to support civil society, independent media, and the free flow of information.

Out of many instances, the latest call/argument/declaration by Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, the Governor of Delta, that for the nation to effectively tackle the challenges of youth unemployment and restiveness in the country, there must be a deliberate effort by governments at all levels, individuals and other stakeholders, to give agriculture its rightful place, qualifies him as one of those outstanding leaders.

Speaking at the occasion of the 2021 International Youth Day celebration, organised by the…

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