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Is leadership really the main problem of Africa? (2), By Sunday Adelaja

In most of the advanced countries of the world today, I cannot say they mostly have strong leaders. No, they no longer look for or depend on finding loving and caring leaders who will lead them to paradise. They have managed to build strong and reliable systems that function automatically, irrespective of who the leader is – strong or weak.

Even though leaders still have their place and roles to play in the building of any kind of nation, yet in the modern world of the 21th century, the role that a leader plays in building a nation is no longer as paramount as it once used to be.

If I ask most of you reading this article to mention the names of the leaders of each European country, not many would be able to do that. Apart from the big and influential countries of the world like America, England, France, Germany, etc., most of you might not be able to name more than 10 of these leaders.

The lesson that history has taught us is that it is no longer strong men who build great nations; it is strong systems that build great nations. If you have strong men who refuse to build strong systems, their works would be short-lived and their memories soon forgotten. Our emphasis, therefore, should be in raising experts, technocrats, administrators, and leaders who are capable enough to build strong and lasting systems.

In most of the advanced countries of the world today, I cannot say they mostly have strong leaders. No, they no longer look for or depend on finding loving…

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