Friday, March 26, 2010
PROFESSOR DORA AKUNYILI, DESERVES A PLACE IN THE UPCOMING CABINET!
She is well qualified, eminently so; very capable and competent; erudite and have a track record of proven abilities aiding her can-do spirit. She is also very brave, patriotic, passionate and so much enthusiastic about Nigeria and her job. She is also conscionable. She has a PhD in Pharmacology. She is the catalyst that quickened Jonathan Goodluck's acting presidency, as she stood up when others were cowering and ganging up, and questioned the conspirators' silence of the Federal Executive Council on President Yar'Adua's continued where-about, his sickness and extended absence? What other manner of a person would one in office need, if not that person who can deliver on any given assignment and one who is not too timid to let the person in charge know when things go wrong. If Icheoku were Acting President Jonathan Goodluck, Profssor Dora Akunyili would be our first ministerial choice, the first nominee/designate with a right of first refusal to any ministry of her choice. It is the right thing to do, the correct thing to do, and in order to encourage future taking of responsibility by those who serve and to say thank you for all that she has done to jump-start a comatose Nigeria that was cliff-bound? Her intended motion spun the national assembly decision to empower Jonathan as Nigeria's acting president!So, any reconstituted cabinet without Dora Akunyili will lack necessary credibility as it will be seen and interpreted that Jonathan lacked the back-bone to firm up against all those cabals who called for her head; and that she was finally let go under pressure but not for her lack of competence? But in Nigeria, how many competent people are ever allowed to run affairs anyway; so Dora's brewing predicament for speaking up is atypical of a country where decency has since taken flight of no return? Here is a lady who have proved herself as above board, competent and highly qualified; so why not let her serve and not suffer her for being brave enough to challenge the status-quo! Icheoku says to Acting President Goodluck, LET DORA AKUNYILI SERVE!