Oby Ezekwesili Refuses To See Jonathan As Hero

Oby Ezekwesili Refuses To See Jonathan As Hero

Oby Ezekwesili, the former education minister and the primary advocate for the BringBackOurGirls group, refuses to call President Goodluck Jonathan a hero.

This comes amid much praise from Nigerian and foreign officials who have commended Jonathan for conceding defeat in the March 28 presidential election.

Ezekwesili took to her Twitter account and shared her point of view with a series of critical messages.

"When a review of President Jonathan’s administration is done, we’ll realise how much damage sycophancy did to governance. Example? Chibok Girls."

"A leader must be without an inordinate desire to be serenaded with ‘good news’ or their team will never let them know the true state of affairs."

READ ALSO: Ezekwesili Promises To Dance After Chibok Girls Rescue

"An environment that rewards sycophancy encourages team to withhold accurate ‘bad’ news (problems) from the leader while serving up ‘good news’."

"When a leader makes hero worshipping costly to those who engage in it, he/she deprives the ‘sellers’ market to set the ‘Mediocrity Benchmark.’"

"A critical success factor in governance is for the leader to both in word and deed convey a culture that abhors sycophancy. No hero worshipping."

On April 14 Nigeria will reach the one-year anniversary of the national tragedy; the Chibok girls' abduction.

The recent hope for the girls' rescue was connected with the recapture of Gwoza, Borno state. Before the town's liberation, an escapee from Boko Haram said that the kidnapped children were kept in Gwoza.

However, since the conduct of the military operation dating back to March 27, no information about the Chibok girls has been provided.

Source: Legit.ng

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