Why national devt, growth are slow — Uwa

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An alumnus of King’s College, Mr Etigwe Uwa (SAN), has blamed the slow pace of national development and growth on the weaponisation of poverty and ethnicity by some political leaders.

Uwa was speaking at the 114th annual Founder’s Day lecture organised by the King’s College Old Boys Association (KCOBA) on Wednesday, in Lagos.

The lecture, with the theme: “Dismantling the Barriers; Creating a Pathway for the Emergence of Effective Leaders in Nigeria”, is one of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the anniversary.

The week long celebration by the association is tagged ‘King’s Week 2023’.

According to Uwa, corruption among  politicians is the reason why the country still finds itself where it is, as they seem not to make the yearnings of the masses their top priority.

He noted that it was time the citizens resolved collectively as a people to break the barrier in the political space and take back what rightly belonged to…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper