According to him, “Not many of my colleagues find value in books… some of them do not read books.”
Senator Ojodu, who represents the people of Ekiti Central in the National Assembly, was speaking at the public presentation of Professor Ropo Sekoni’s book, ‘Federalism and the Yoruba Character’, which took place in Lagos on Wednesday.
He stated that his colleagues were “far removed” from the Nigerian masses adding, “There’s a disconnect between the people running Nigeria and the people of Nigeria”.
The Senator cited an instance when he urged a colleague to go read up an important article published on a popular news site to underscore his line of argument.
According to him, the said colleague didn’t look up the article because he is not used to reading.
Mr. Ojodu was reacting to an invitation by Lt Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), Chairman of the occasion, to purchase 500 copies of the books for distribution to his colleagues in Abuja.
“Nevertheless, I will buy the books, take it to them to for whatever value they will find in their shelves,” Mr. Ojodu added.
The book presentation also served as the launch of Mr. Sekoni’s Yoruba Insight and Innovation Initiatives (YIII), part of activities put together to commemorate the 70th birthday of the retired Professor of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies.