Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabimila and his deputy, Ahmed Idris Wase sure have a way of keeping me focused on their leadership deficiency and indiscretion whenever I attempt to shift attention away from them. Happenings in the last one week make me wonder if indeed Gbaja and Wase are living in this country and they have access to the regular media like every other Nigerian, if yes, then they should have their conscience checked.
I was more than surprised when the speaker released a picture of himself at the Kennedy School of Government at the Howard Business School. Gbajabimila posted pictures of himself in a class with other (non-Nigerian) students.
“Back to class. In a leadership course at @Harvard @Kennedy_School. Forget the number of grey hairs one is never too old to learn, broaden or sharpen your skills,” he wrote on his verified Twitter page.
What can be more insensitive, what kind of leader leaves his burning home and endangered subjects to seek knowledge that may never be useful in his lifetime? With the laxity of Gbajabimila and his likes in government, if (God forbid) Nigeria is plunged into a political crisis for the next 10-20years, of what use will Femi’s newfound knowledge be? It is not my intention to speak doom into the life and existence of our dear country Nigeria, nevertheless, we must remind those who promise to rescue the nation that the situation is getting worse by the day as they continue to underestimate the problem.
Why is it so difficult to admit that Nigeria is in a war situation? How does Gbajabimila, as a current speaker of one of the most troubled countries in the world, even feel among his global classmates when they discuss and analyse the Nigerian situation? I’m sure he is unknowingly an object of mockery as rational leaders in the school will quickly adjudge our dear speaker as a flippant who can’t stay back in his country and face the issues…