The former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande on Wednesday said the intervention of the military into governance led to the current recession the country is facing.
Akande said this in a speech he delivered on Wednesday in Otan Ayegbaju, Osun State, during the inauguration of a block of 10 classrooms which the Church of Nigeria ( Anglican Communion) named after him.
He said moral decadence and emergence of questionable leaders came about when the military took over schools from the missionaries.
He said, “Therefore to take over schools from the missionaries is equivalent to an attempt to expunge morality from the lives of the Nigerian children.
“Military intervention in governance itself is immoral and ungodly. Those Nigerian military adventurists, who forcefully seized power in Nigeria deliberately came to violently loot our resources.
“In order to lay the foundation for their stupendous immorality and corruption, the military had to snatch school’s from the missionaries and to retire from the inherited public life ” with immediate effect” men and women with some moral credential s who were old products of the missionary schools.
“Consequently, today, the fraudsters, the drug barons, the thugs and the vagabonds compete effectively and successfully to displace gentlemen and women of moral integrity from leadership space.
“The overall result of the military interventions in governance in our polity is the pain Nigeria suffers today from lawless and lackadaisical attitudes of everybody to work. The resultant effect of the populace’s criminal attitude to work is a major plank providing the bedrock for the ongoing economic recession in our country.”