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Our people say that one cannot use her palms to cover a pregnancy because the evidence will sooner than later be in the public domain! All Nigerians and the world at large have seen the performance or non performance of Buhari’s core disciples in the past four years. And because we are different in terms of analytical abilities, perceptions, orientations and interests, we will surely judge differently. Just last month, I asked my Organisational Behavior students as we were dissecting the concept of perception: who do you think that the son of man is? While I saw myself as one helping them by insisting that they did do what they had come to OOU to do (face their books instead of face-booking), some of them described me as one of the best lecturers, eager to impact knowledge, offering fatherly advice and driving them to excel, while others saw me as too strict, discipline-focused and not a candidate for the best-teacher’s award!. Of course, they wrote anonymously! If students in the same class, under the same circumstances would have such divergent views of their teacher, you can them imagine how 170m-190m Nigerians would assess their ministers.
So, while admitting that we perceive differently, I have adopted a simple methodology in this matter. In 2015, I had argued that they were not the saints that PMB had made us believe, that some of them would not perform because they could not perform and that even those of them with previous performance- records would not perform because the circumstances were different. After 4 years, I still stand where I stood. They are not that saintly and their performance, jointly and severally, has not been not sparkling.
But even before assessing their performance, I wish to state that … Read More...