Sunday, March 21, 2010
JONATHAN GIVE NIGERIA LIGHT, SEND DORA TO POWER MINISTRY!
The Acting President has every right as a president would, including discharging the office of Commander in Chief of the armed forces which he has twice carried out when he sent the army on a mission to Jos; sack or re-deploy his ministers which he previously did when he re-deployed four ministers including the former Attorney General Mike Aondonkaa. He can and have also signed various executive orders, releasing federation funds to the states and local governments. He can and have also played host, in his capacity as the chief executive of Nigeria, to visiting foreign dignitaries. The Acting President being so empowered to discharge the office and duties of a president, duly exercised his right to sack the ministers. Therefore, all those sacked ministers contemplating court action over their sack should sheath their sword as they have no right which was taken away for the courts to restore! Being appointed a minister is but a mere privilege which the appointing authority could rescind at anytime; and now the 'appointor' (which in this case Jonathan have assumed the personality) has decided to 'un-appoint' these ministers. In a biblical term, 'he who giveth, taketh' and so Jonathan have taken back the hitherto given portfolios, case closed! Now on the question of reappointing some of the dismissed ministers, Icheoku is in support especially for continuity? Moreso, since the administration's term is almost over, it will be too late now to start on the job training of new ministers with their retinue of assistants. Professor Dora Akunyili should be reappointed but deployed to a ministry where her abilities could be better harnessed for the benefit of Nigeria. Icheoku recommends the Power Ministry, with a special mandate to solve Nigeria's intractable power problem. If anyone can do it, Dora is that person; she comes with a proven track-record, coupled with her 'can-do' attitude, passion, patriotism and enthusiasm both for her job and country. So Acting President Jonathan Goodluck, challenge Professor Dora Akunyili with the task of giving Nigerians uninterrupted power supply and consider it done! What a burnish of resume` this will be for your very short tenure that you were still able to give Nigeria the 'light' which have eluded them and many previous administrations for too long. Just do it, Jonathan! Please also consider retaining INEC's Maurice Iwu and give him the free hand to redeem himself in 2011. Bringing on board a freshman INEC chairman at this stage with 2011 looming ahead is not a good plan; considering those marauding beasts parading themselves as politicians in Nigeria who he will be starring down on the face. EFCC's Madam Farida Waziri was equally hamstrung by the cabal and so, she should be unchained and allowed to do her job! Otherwise, Icheoku has no dog in the fight; and you might as well, for all that we care, assume the sole administrator-ship of Nigeria, without any ministers, for the remainder of your co-term presidency with President Umaru Yar'Adua! Goodluck to you, Mr Goodluck