Dear General Yakubu gowon,General Olusegun Obasanjo,chairman, board of trustees Murtala muhammed foundation,other members of the board , including , general Badamosi babangida, General addussalmi Abubakar and Lt. general theophilus Danjuma. I salute you.
I also want to salute my Governor Brigadier David Jemibewon,…A president nigeria never had,Brigadier general Ike nwachukwu and the memory of Lt general Salihu Ibrahim, keeper of esprit de corps and chief of Army staff
I want to salute Anthony kila, Professor of strategy and balogun of ibadan, Dr.Yemi Ogumbyi entrepreneur and balogun of iperu remo and lastly DR victor omololu olunloyo the balogun of yoruba empire
Not forgetting my mothers, professor adetoun ogunshetye, professor Oyin Olurun,Professor Bolanle awe and professor Bimpe Aboyade and chief folake solanke SAn along with the Iyalofde of yoruba land, Mrs Alaba Lawsoni salute you
I salute you all
I salute my four vice chancellors professors cyril onwumechili professor Wande Abinbola, professor ayo banjo and professor olukayode oyediran
We are a peculiar people we have been adjudged the most litigious in the world and this is not supposed to be a rumour coming as a matter of fact from the chief justice of the federation.My lord Olukayode Ariwoola. For a lot of things me might need a susustained programme on behaviour modification. Maybe the world of literature, performance ,film and entertainment can help to galvanise Nigerians in the desired direction. I know reading the autobiography of Professor Olukayode Oyediran, HE LEADETH ME, ,you come across the idea od Egbe atunbi Yoruba, the rebirth and reawakening of the Yoruba preceding this ideas was a catalog of woes as to what has become of the yoruba and nigeria in general.so there is no escaping it.
Maximum focus should be on the 18 presidential candidates,President Muhamadu Buhari has just a few months left in office.. rather than lambast him, pummel him,cudgel him , cartoon him or lampoon him , we should help him.he needs our help and support more importantly because he is open to ideas.sometimes he comes out a foundation Engineer anything built on straw would not stand. Other times he comes out like a long distance runner and so you would think he had been building speed gradually rather than hitting the ground running as many would have expected. He is also reminding pf south korean president, park chung hee who stumbled onto hyper economic growth.
Buhari should be remember for handig ovr the national theater to the bankes committee, several since transformed into a formidable creativeinsdutries hubunprecedented interventions for MSMEs 41 million f them,straruo billlwhich potentially can propel nigeria intoa multi tilion dollar economy, sports business policy bill, automobile policy bill, we shold know that prior to covid 18 one sith of americans worked inhe automobile industry,integrated farms in 109 senatorial distrucrs,still in the pipeline,re positioning of the capital market, re designing of the naira non oil, export promotion to the tune, of 200 billion dolars
Let's look at foundation engineering according to the vice president yemi osinbajo its like buhari has spent so much time and not wasted time in digging deep a foundation because of the enormity of the structure he is out to put up,.if you want to put up a bungalow then you only have to dig not too deep a foundation but if you have opted to put up a skyscraper then you have to dig deep, for for 7 years buhari has been digging a foundation with no structure coming up now it appears the structures are beginning to emerge,,
quickly build a house and have no house. Quickly marry a wife and have no wife
Now nation building is collective responsibility Buhari Cannot do it alone so we need a critical mass of people wracking their brains, reflecting, thinking and more importantly reading along with the president. It's a game of numbers, buhari perhaps does not understand economics or politics but he is clearly open to ideas without ideas there may be no development. Development is not economics and economics is not development but development and economics are in a symbiotic relationship