Threat of work­ers’ sack

Daily Trust - - VIEWS -

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. It has be­come ob­vi­ous that there are some in­di­vid­u­als parad­ing the cor­ri­dors of power who are not qual­i­fied to be any­where around or­ga­ni­za­tions sad­dled with the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of de­vel­op­ing poli­cies for na­tional de­vel­op­ment. The bur­den of wealth cre­ation has been on work­ers, while some politi­cians and eco­nomic par­a­site over con­sume what the worker sweat to cre­ate. Work­ers are the key driv­ing force of all economies. The ma­jor prob­lems of the Nige­rian econ­omy are cor­rup­tion and lack of good gov­er­nance, and un­til we solve those prob­lems our econ­omy will con­tinue in co­matose. To­day there are probe re­ports with names of those who swin­dled our coun­try of sev­eral tril­lions of both naira and other for­eign cur­ren­cies, these people are still liv­ing in Nigeria ei­ther walk­ing freely around the cor­ri­dors of pow­ers or di­rectly hold­ing pub­lic or po­lit­i­cal of­fices rather than be­ing in jail.

As we are ap­proach­ing the year 2015 elec­tion in­sha Al­lah, those in pub­lic or po­lit­i­cal of­fices should think “to­day it is only that they have” be­cause” yes­ter­day has passed with its good and evils while to­mor­row has not yet ar­rived”. while Pres­i­dent Jonathan is promis­ing to cre­ate more jobs for Nige­rian cit­i­zen as one of his man­i­festos while one among his cab­i­net mem­bers is call­ing of mass sack of civil ser­vants, in a coun­try of one of the high­est num­ber of un­em­ployed, which has in­deed led to gross de­pri­va­tion and the cur­rent state in­se­cu­rity in Nigeria. The truth, which Mr. Pres­i­dent as a ben­e­fi­ciary is run­ning away from, is that of cor­rup­tion has be­come a real bur­den on the econ­omy and it shall be the only pri­or­ity item on the ta­ble of any se­ri­ous govern­ment, even if you sack all work­ers in Nigeria cul­prits will still walk free. In the end I will like to ask Mr GEJ is the price of petroleum in­creased from N97 naira to N120 be­cause al­most all the petrol sta­tion in my home state are sell­ing it at N120? People are suf­fer­ing be­cause of that pls.

Jamilu Bello Dog­a­rawa, Depart­ment of Pub­lic Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Fac­ulty of Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Ah­madu Bello Univer­sity, Zaria.

jbel­lodog­a­rawa@ya­hoo.com.

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