Electricity: Barth Nnaji to The Rescue
Last week I wrote a piece on ‘Generating Electricity In Nigeria’ presently, it is as though Prof. Barth Nnaji read my article or rather, as though I sent word to the Minister because to my surprise his next line of action shocked not only me but the Nigerian populace?
In that piece, my suggestion to generating electricity as a nation is to ’fire the old, incompetent, deceptive DG’s, GM’s … and then start anew. Bring in visionary new blood individuals who see a job to be done, a story to be told and a need to be a part of a true success story.’
Nnaji fired Mohammed Almu, former CEO of Olorunsogo Power Plant and is currently monitoring him in Abuja. I say “up Nnaji, put some more elbow grease to it!” In the piece I also called for ‘new blood individuals who desire change on their watch not individuals with fresh gimmicks to squander money.’ (that’s where you should put the grease.)
My point today? By standing for something, we give voice to our belief: 1, 2, 3 voices no longer become whispers but declarations. For the very first time ever, I’ve got to know Abdullahi Yusuf, Omole Davidson, Don Vop P.V. Ovrawah, Amos Odetayo and Dayo Irawo; these are people who called out the president from paying lip service to actual work. We must have ‘pitied’ them for openly criticizing the government. The question is ‘will much awaited change come if nobody speaks?’