By Joshua AKINBANJO_Priceless Josh
I speak to intelligent minds…and great spirits.
WE KNOW THERE IS A GOD IN HEAVEN THAT RULES THE AFFAIRS OF MEN…
At least I know that Man in all his GLORY is but mere MAN…however his Billions and Wealth, his breath is but in his NOSTRIL. BUT GOD WILL REMAIN GOD.
There is God!
RECENT SHAMEFUL DEVELOPMENT SPEAKS TO YOU & I
Would you agree that Boko Haram succeeded if the objective was to take the shine/focus off Nigeria…and the World Economic Forum – Africa?
Did Boko Haram really succeed with the double strikes at Nyanya and the prelude abduction of +234/+270 Chibok Girls?
Could Mr. President, GEJ, have handled this better than the ‘Media chat’?
Would an update to the Nation and address to the International community have been a better and wiser strategy…?
Would an explanation on the steps taken to address security issues, plus a road map indicating plans to rescue the Chibok Girls abduction been a smarter move?
THOU ART INEXCUSABLE NIGERIANS
The actions, act and drama of the First Lady and Mr. President is symbolic of who you are…if you are Nigerian.
YOU SPOKE & ACTED THROUGH THEM. Wherever you are…they believe you were as incoherent and lacking in vision and competency.
Like it or not, that’s how the World see YOU…Through them. So beware how you rush to conclude.
THOU ART INEXCUSABLE NIGERIANS!!!
I guess the President’s men and Executive advisers/counselors didn’t think through the course of action.
Has anyone in Government reached drawn a plan of action and agreed a critical time path with the foreign helps from US, etc on:
1. How they will operate in Nigeria
2. What the actual goal is
3. Who to report to
4. How, who and when to update Nigerians and the global Community…and irresponsibly unprofessional local media and the expectant and engaging foreign Media
5. Who would be the spokesperson…
6. When the HELPS are due to return
7. Shared learning on lessons from their roles
8. Security measures to forestall future emergence
UPSTAGED IN GLOBAL MARKET SQUARE
I hope the religious bigots, traditional & cultural sentimentalists plus emotional tribalists have taken a cue from Jim Clancy, Hilary Clinton, Gordon Brown and an endless lists of calls and queries addressing the incompetence of our RULERS questioning the seeming lack of LEADERSHIP in Nigeria.
I wonder what the apologists who believed it was wrong to question those in authority would say now that we’ve laundered our dirty linen with the ‘king dancing naked’ with curtains fallen.
Have we learned a thing at all.
Did YOU know that:
1. ‘Leaders’ in Europe, Asia, and America are publicly criticized by those who elect them. AND WE SHOULD TOO.
2. Leaders are made to account for their actions and inaction
3. Leaders integrity are called to question when found wanton
4. It is not a Sin to criticize them when they misbehave
5. We should also pray for them after ALL.
GUIDING THE PATH TO LEADERSHIP
I am so trusting that our Religious leaders will learn from their PREDECESSORS like Prophets Samuel, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, etc.
It is a humble hope that they will not only learn to take honorarium for visiting Aso Rock to chat, wine/dine and pray, but will counsel in secret and grant open rebuke where needed to stem the tide of oppression, injustice and corruption.
Perhaps Religious Leaders will counsel the President that Americans know that political criminals and ‘common thieves’ and CORRUPT people.
Well, high time we knew that NIGERIANS know all that Americans KNOW. That we know that the Dollars are not American’s but our INCOME exchanged with the Dollars as measure of global transaction…and we KNEW that it was being stolen daily by those who should divert the monies for infrastructural development which would have created a better standard of living and employment for our People.
May mercy and divine wisdom possess our President, turning him into a Leader from the current docile and despondent state of Rulership that he found himself.
May Mr. President experience unusual courage and the gift of discernment to dismiss the bigots and deceitful spirits around him for fruitful governance and service to the Nation.
May he succeed and achieve more good for the Nigeria and re-position on Nation to quantum leap in wealth, security and safety to achieve greatness in next 6-months more than he would’ve done in 8-10 years.
May the fear of our land possess the evil men who steal from our national wealth and may they and their children never know peace EXCEPT they genuinely REPENT and make RESTITUTION.
What lessons for the future?
Remember that there is GOD, and He Rules the Affairs of Men!!!