Re: Running a state from a plane
According to Prof. Chinua Achebe, “The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. There is nothing basically wrong with the Nigeria character. There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian land or climate or water or air or anything else. The Nigerian problem is the unwillingness or inability of its leader to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which is the hallmarks of true leadership.” The leadership style of Zamfara state governor is inept and unfavourable to the masses. A governor supposed to be acquainted with the affairs of his people to enable him knows their need and alleviate their pains. It’s sad and dishearten that the said state governor spent his twenty per cent in the state and eighty per cent were spent on junkets. The masses are suffering from different pains ranging from hunger, abject poverty and lack of infrastructures.
If the governor stay at home anything that occur he would give attention to it but his absence will make things move awkwardly. What is the essence of a junket that won’t benefit the masses? The said governor stated that he is an international businessman that is the reason why he devoted much of his time to his business. Leadership is a sacrifice and as such a leader needs to devote much of his time to the public affairs. If the governor knows that he prefers his business more than serving people, why did he aspire for the post? A competent leader needs to be with his people, spent his quality time with them and proffer solution to their problems. For a leader to pilot the affairs of his people outside the state signify a wrong leadership style. I would like to implore the governor to spend his quality time in the state to enable him proffer solution to the problem of the state.
Imran Hassan, Kano, firstname.lastname@example.org