When Looters Are Called “Shining Stars”..

By Adeola Aderounmu

I read with dismay that Ms. Oduah is a shining star in the Jonathan administration in Nigeria.

At least by the judgement of one Yakubu Dati the spokesman for the Aviation Industry in Nigeria.

This man is not alone in his foolish conclusion. It is a major challenge for the people called Nigerians because they think that you must be a criminal once you are in governance. I mean family members will question their “persons” in government who do not steal. Nigerians have malformed mentalities with respect to public offices and public service.

For the most, you need to be a hard thief to climb the political ladder in Nigeria. I mean before or after you are indoctriminated into the lootocracy business.

Now we know what shining stars do. They steal, loot and acquire wealth primitively. It is possible because of the presence of total impunity and the absence of justice.

One thought on “When Looters Are Called “Shining Stars”..

  1. Alleged corruption allegations aside, Minister Stella Oduah has a poor track record since she has held the post. Nigeria has one of the world’s worst records for aviation safety. A plane has crashed under her watch. Another plane was given clearance to land at Abuja airport, and almost crashed into a plane already on the runway, if not for the quick thinking of the pilot, we would have more dead (here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gh2-qIKzpI, view from 15′ 53″, the airline is Med View)
    Oduah is typical of Nigerian ministers engaging in stupid irrelevant policies like declaring an international airport in Enugu, when there is alreay one at Port Harcourt, barely 15 minutes flying time between the two. Yet basic core safety measures and pracitices, she neglects or ignores.
    Nigera has no standards to speak of, yet Nigerians are very mouthy saying that they are “the next big thing to hit the world stage”. This is a grand delusion that no one, other than Nigerians in Nigeria believe. We need to wake up to reality.


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