What Nigeria’s political class and public opinion analysts had not seriously given a thought was that Nigerians deserved to have a young, dynamic and educated person with proven integrity to provide the much-desired leadership that has for long eluded the nation especially in this information age.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) recently released a frightening figure of graduate unemployment in the country. According to the Director-General of the organisation, Mr. Samuel Adedolun, over 200,000 graduates with NYSC discharge certificates issued in the last five years are unemployed!
Niger Delta we know today in Nigeria is the economy base of the Nation, as it supports the Nation in her dependence on oil and gas sales in the global market. In this area, there is a very significant portion known for her beauty and culture. This portion is called the TREASURE BASE or the GARDEN CITY.
“The bigger the head,
The bigger the headache”
- a proverb, by Chief Moshood Abiola
The level of hatred against Nigeria and Nigerians generally is unbelievable. We are probably the most hated country, and citizens of Africa. The conspiracy against us is only comparable to that of the Americans.
It is so sad that the Federal Government has suspended the New Naira Policy. I strongly believe that it must have been wrongly interpreted to Mr. President. The idea of redenomination of the Naira will immensely or without doubt benefit Nigerians, especially those living in the country. Of course there is a price to pay for it. The price is the temporary inconvenience of adjusting psychologically to the new Naira.
Yar'adua's emergence into the Federal Political System was controversial.There is a general belief that his election was rigged by General Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor Iwu and INEC, who presided over the general elections. But Yar'Adua has handled this allegation with adroitness and an air of blatant integrity and honesty. I have observed his utterances and actions very carefully and have drawn the indubitable conclusion that he is a man of extraordinary shrewdness.
Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
There is no wrong way of doing a right thing, the manner often a time defeats the action, so always be careful.
In the last few months I have taken interest as our banking industry has witnessed phenomenal growth, while there has been some positive strides, we have also seen the same old practice that led to the consolidation and merger era.