Sometimes..out of the quagmire of the Nigerian political space….a leader emerges that is head and shoulders above his peers.
When he shes does, we really do not care if that person is Igbo, Yoruba, or Hausa. We do not care if he/she is from the east, west, north or south. We do not care if he she is Christain or Muslim.
This is why almost all Nigerians in my generation will continue to celebrate Nasir El Rufai, Nuhu Ribadu, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Oby Ezekwesili. We saw ourselves in them.
If a leader emerges that provides security to Nigerians, peace in the Niger Delta and Electricity across the country…most of us will honestly not care that the Minister of Finance, Minister of National Planning, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria are all from Kano. We will not care less!
So today…Ill celebrate with you the one Nigerian leader putting the rest to shame. Showing that you do not need years to plan. A leader that has shown that being a SAN does not make you any less sensitive to the needs of the guy hawking at Ojuelegba. Managing the city fastest growing city in Sub Saharan Africa and making it work. We have blogged on it before and we will continue to….
It is slow….but it is happening in our life time. LAGOS is beginning to work again, thanks to inspirational leadership of Raji Fashola
Read the following developments in the health sector:
1. Daily Trust: No fewer than 11,000 people resident in five local government areas of Lagos State have benefited from the free ambulance boat services, designed to improve health care services in rural areas…
2. Vanguard: Newly procured Field Hospital into the Lagos State Eko Free Health Mission is yielding fruits for less privileged Nigerians…
3. BusinessDay: Lagos – Battle against fake drugs
4. Vanguard: Lagos to establish immunisation posts for children
Now to really understand the contrast in governance in Nigeria – read this article in Leadership; one of our favourite Governors – Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State, a former Aviation Minister, former Managing Director of Inland Bank and brother in-law to our President. He has concluded that the best way to address the health sector’s challenges in his state is to import doctors from Egypt!
I rest my case!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead