Godfrey Ifeanyichukwu Ekpenisi, Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Ika Delta State, has said that it is sad and disheartening that 64 years after Nigeria’s Independence, and 54 years after the civil war, Nigeria is still held thraldom, its citizenry pined away in the vice-like grip of political intolerance, unbridled with violent outburst ethnic-religious sentiment.

Bishop Ekpenisi stated this in Calabar during the second edition of Bishop Tunde Adeleye Colloquium held at Event 45 Conference Centre, Dauglas Avenue, Off Atekong Drive, Calabar, with the Theme: ‘Recovring Nigeria Through Transformational Leadership.”

According to the clergyman, “Our public university are just shadow of themselves. Our refineries have remained banished year in and out. Nigeria Airways dead and buried, the agricultural sector nearing moribund, sports and rail line submerged in a show of corruption.

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He said the Colloquium, now in its second edition, will over time become a powerful lighthouse of enlightenment and storehouse for breeding season Christian who will promote positivity in political activities.

For Nigerian to experience transformational leadership it needs openess to new thinking, he said, advising a review of our educational systems, establishment of directorate for political matters and full political participation.

In transformational leadership, leaders must ensure that they give accounts of their stewardship, he said, saying, “We have circulated old and silky politicians, it’s time to think of raising young men and women who are called to political life and honest.”