Monday, 27 May 2013
Playing To The Gallery: Between El Rufai & Fani-Kayode
I read through El Rufai’s comments about his daughters’ jobless status and Femi Fani-Kayode’s attempt at protecting his political brother-man and I need them to understand that we already know where we stand as per unemployment, after all we are the ones wearing the shoes and we are the ones going without daily. The youths definitely do not need anybody reminding them, especially politicians who have failed to do right by them when they had the chance and they never did. Playing to the gallery at this point will only breed contempt and not admiration. I’ve always considered myself somewhat apolitical so I will not delve much into their political maneuvers but I need someone to ask El Rufai how many jobs he created within these periods and positions: 1. Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises 2. Minister of Abuja FCT 2003-2007 And also ask Fani- Kayode how many he created during these assignments 1. Special Assistant ( Public Affairs) To President Obasanjo 2003-2006 2. Minister of Culture & Tourism 2006 3. Minister of Aviation 2006-2007. Feigning empathy for the youths at this point is a no-no and plain deceit and I feel it’s about time these politicians realize that the youths can no longer be patronized . Politicians blaming Jonathan’s administration just affirms Nigeria’s culture of apportioning blames when individuals within their little space have failed to do their bit. On a final note, Fani-Kayode should be made known that the joke is no more on the youths because the youths have become quite discerning and I can only pray that Nigerians as a whole would look beyond their petty politicking and install someone capable of assigning the right people to the right tasks, if we can do this, then we are half way there.