Alhaji Maitama Sule, a Minister in the First and Second Republic, has accused Nigerian leaders of being unjust and untrustworthy to themselves.
The elder statesman lamented that present leaders have discarded the principles enacted by the country’s founding fathers, noting that some leaders do not have the fear of God at heart.
Sule, also a former chairman, United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid disclosed that the prosperity of the nation depends on ensuring accountability, equality, justice and fairness.
The former Minister believes that peace and tranquility will return to the nation when there is room for equality before the law.
He said, “Justice should be done to whosoever deserves it, irrespective of his religion, tribe, political inclination or position. If there is justice, there will be peace and stability. Peace and stability are the prerequisite of development.
“If there is development, people will be occupied with employment and there will be no idle people. Where there are so many idle people, there will be problems in the country. Justice is what can ensure all these. People cannot be governed by force; never by fear or power… Justice is what is lacking. If we have justice, we will have leaders who are just and have the fear of God. Such leaders will not lie. They will accept in public what they have accepted in secret.”