Even with the best of men, if the man at the top is not strong enough, much would not be accomplished. Some of the best performing government officials in our recent past that I had the opportunity to listen to, all credited their success in government to one factor – their leader (The President)
Most Nigerians are grateful to the late Professor Dora Akunyili. She personally told me that she would not have achieved all she achieved in government without the backing of the then President.
At a meeting with the finance Minister (Hon. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala) as I was thanking her for eradicating our debt burden and all other land mark achievements during her tenure in the Nigerian government. She was quick to note that it was due to the fact that she had a strong commander – in – Chief in the person of President Olusegun Obasanjo.
I heard the former Minister of the Federal Capital territory, Abuja and Director General of The Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, say the same thing.
The same notion was echoed by the former executive Chairman of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. Also Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the immediate past Governor and chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) expressed the same sentiment of owing his success to the leadership of the then president.
Clearly, President Goodluck Jonathan is not that kind of leader. I have not heard too many testimonies as above from his ex or serving ministers. When things are falling apart check out the leadership factor. With the evidence on ground, Nigeria is falling apart. Well, that points a great deal to the type of leader we have presently.
The point I am making is, everything rises and falls on good or bad leadership – Nigeria deserves a more qualified leader. Some people tell me that even if Nigeria deserves a better leadership, that it couldn’t be Gen. Buhari. Well, can anybody tell me who is a better leader in Nigeria today than that man, just looking at his track record? Jesus said, by their fruits you will know them.
The proofs of Gen. Buhari’s life of service, is enough to tell us that at least he is capable of offering better leadership than what we have right now
~ Pastor Sunday Adelaja