Nigeria Exchange
News
About Us Advertise NgEX.com News Business Addresses Nigeria Events Newspapers Newsletter More
Search Nigeria Sites & Businesses Search Tips


 
News General Sports Business Odd / Funny Tech Entertainment Articles Author Login Comments More Categories Author List
 
Number of articles: 19
A coma can be difficult to understand, especially because people sometimes jokingly use the words coma... (1) Comment


Email A Friend  |   Print
 
Lamido is a loose Cannon
Author: Abdallah Mailafia Shaibu | February 20, 2008



Media reports on Thursday February 14, 2008 quoted the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido as describing General Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as noise makers. This is the second time in as many weeks that Lamido will abuse leaders of this calibre. A week earlier, he abused former Vice President Atiku as an ingrate because of his disagreements with former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Incidentally, that diatribe was made as he left the Obasanjo farms in Ota, Ogun State after paying a visit to the former President. In the second attack on Atiku and Buhari, Lamido was addressing a chairmanship candidate of the PDP, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, who had visited to seek his support. In the two instances in which he launched into tirades against these national leaders of northern extraction, Lamido was not under any obvious pressure to attack these personalities. It is therefore suggestive that he suffers from a psychological crisis that makes him turn into a loose canon at the sight of pressmen. Senator Anyim and other candidates had visited other state governors and no where were governors recorded as using the opportunity to abuse other people. Rather, they have used the opportunity of such campaign visits to counsel on the need for free and fair convention in the PDP and why the candidates should work towards restoring the lost glory of the party. Why cant Lamido learn from the laudable and mature dispositions of other governors? The North is afflicted by myriad of problems like massive illiteracy, crushing poverty, widespread unemployment, rampaging crime and inter-communal strives. Why is it that none of these social problems bother Lamido? Why is it that he cannot devote his thoughts to addressing these problems? Instead, he comes across as a man who is perpetually angry and in search of someone to abuse. Was he rigged in as governor purposely to abuse northern leaders? Even if Obasanjo asked him to abuse his fellow northerners, is he not old and mature enough to know that this disrespectful conduct of his diminishes him and brings shame to the people of Jigawa State that he claims to govern? Jigawa State is a state in need of urgent rapid social and economic development. A sensible leader will devote his time to looking for solution to the problems of the state; not on looking for people to abuse. Enough of this rascality. Please!

(0) Comment


More From Abdallah Mailafia Shaibu



Comments

NGEX welcomes and encourages reader comments. Permission to post reader comments is assumed, and we reserve the right to excerpt or edit for clarity any comments that are posted. We won't be able to publish all comments. And we can't vouch for the accuracy of posts from readers. Nickname or Name will be used to identify your post.
"The views and opinions expressed in these comment(s) or article(s) do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of NGEX, its partners or its affiliates."


 
follow NgEX on Facebook
 
Submit An Article
 
"Press Releases"    More »
IS THIS TRULY MUTINY?????????
Abiodun Idris | December 22, 2014
Greatest Nigeria students and masses of our dear country. I want to start this write up by saluting...
Submit A Press Release »
 
News / Comments   More »
President Muhammadu Buhari's 2016 Budget Speech - “The Budget of Change"
December 22, 2015 | saifullahi h umar gwarzo | 1 posts
Alhamdulillah thanks to allah to help us with great leaders,Ya allah protect them and my country nageria...  Post comment »
26 things you did not know about Nigeria's President-elect Muhammadu Buhari
April 02, 2015 | "Coming In From The Cold" | 1 posts
Welcome on board again, General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB – Great Man Buhari)). My spirit is high and...  Post comment »
 
Article / Comments   More »
Nigeria: The 19 Northern Governors in the Eyes of the People
August 04, 2011 |  Chioma | 1 posts
This is nothing but the truth.  Post comment »
Why Biafra may be a bad idea
May 25, 2015 |  James Udo Kalu | 1 posts
Is this "coin" having only one side? How is the other side like? May we have a look!  Post comment »
The end of the Goodluck Jonathan nightmare
May 20, 2015 |  Don C | 1 posts
This writer is simply is ignorant as his article. He had in an attempt to appear unbiased brought Ironsi...  Post comment »
 
 
Poll
 
Submit An Article
 
 
     
 
Copyright © 2005 -2013 NgEX. All rights reserved.