Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Baba, has called for a mindset change among youths in the country.
Idibia made the call during the ‘We2geda movement’ event – a political sensitization programme led by House of Representatives member Shina Peller, in Lagos.
He said: “My desire and my thought is exactly what this is all about. We need a serious reorientation of programmes for Nigerians and Africans in general.”
“We need to reset, reevaluate and upgrade our value system. Right from the family to the business space. As musician, we are going to lend our voices.”
“I will try to convince as many as my colleagues to see if they think they can use their head and understand that we need to make things work and we don’t start running to foreign neighborhoods.”
“I urge every Nigerians to start to change their mindset.”
On his part, Hon. Peller (APC, Oyo), urged a change in political leadership style of the country and a jettisoning of godfatherism in the local politics.
“Our lamentation about the lack of good leadership in Nigeria has been going on for a very long time with no desirable change,” he said.
“What we must take note of is that we can’t achieve the change that we so desire by fighting the present reality, we must build a new system that will make the present system obsolete.
“You may want to ask, how do we achieve this? Yes, we can address and achieve this by changing our style of politics of anointing and imposing candidates on the electorates. We are now in a century where political godfatherism and imposition should be discouraged and jettisoned.
“It is high time we focused on building strong institutions that will last forever rather than powerful individuals who have turned themselves to gods on earth.
“This is exactly what We2geda Movement aims to achieve, and though we know it is a very difficult, we are very optimistic that with the continued support and cooperation of great minds that make up the movement, we’ll achieve it.
“Fellow young vibrant Nigerians, it is very important that we are very strategic in our approaches, actions and activities if truly we want to make a positive change.”