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Gbajabiamila And His Loyalty To Nation-building* By Samaila Musa

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Gbajabiamila And His Loyalty To Nation-building* By Samaila Musa

*Gbajabiamila And His Loyalty To Nation-building*

By Samaila Musa

 

 

In a nation that has experienced its fair share of challenges, it is easy to become disillusioned and believe that we have seen it all. However, amid the chaos and uncertainty, there are individuals whose potential for greatness is yet to be fully realised. One such individual is Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, an astute mind whose brilliance cancels every trending political disillusionment where it has become commonplace and whose exceptional qualities as a representative are yet to be fully explored.

 

 

 

 

 

From his early days as the minority leader of the House to his tenure as the majority leader, Gbaja’s footprints remain indelible in the annals of Nigerian politics. To claim that Gbaja is simply a talented politician would be a gross understatement. He is a visionary leader, an orator who wields words as tools of progress, and a tireless advocate for the betterment of his nation. His ability to navigate the complex political landscape with finesse and integrity has earned him respect and admiration. However, it was as Speaker of the House that Gbajabiamila truly came into his own, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to uplifting the parliament.

 

 

Gbajabiamila And His Loyalty To Nation-building*
By Samaila Musa

 

 

 

Femi Gbajabiamila, fondly referred to as “Gbaja,” is a shining example of excellence in governance. One of his greatest achievements as Speaker was his ability to keep the House of Representatives together during a time of intense political polarization. As the majority leader of the House, Gbaja’s performance was nothing short of awe-inspiring. He skillfully navigated through various challenges, fostering a sense of unity and cooperation among members.

However, his ability to rally support and effectively steer the legislative agenda is a testament to his exceptional leadership qualities. Gbaja’s tenure as a majority leader was marked by significant achievements and a commitment to advancing the interests of the Nigerian people. His ability to bridge divides and foster consensus is a testament to his exceptional diplomatic skills. Gbaja’s leadership style, characterized by inclusivity and open dialogue, laid the foundation for a new era of parliamentary effectiveness.

When Gbaja assumed the role of Speaker of the House of Representatives, he embarked on a mission to uplift the parliament and restore its dignity. Under his leadership, a new era of accountability and transparency was ushered in.

While Gbaja may not be the first principal of the Senate or the House of Representatives, his legacy will endure as one who prioritised the welfare of his constituents and the nation above personal gains. In a system rife with corruption and a propensity for self-enrichment, Gbaja’s refusal to succumb to the allure of the “white envelope” speaks volumes about his integrity and moral compass. His unwavering dedication to putting his people first sets him apart as a true servant leader.

One of the most striking aspects of Gbaja’s character is his deep love and dedication to the people he represents. Gbaja’s recent commissioning of numerous constituency projects across his Federal Constituency is a testament to his unwavering dedication to his constituents. These projects, ranging from infrastructure development to social empowerment initiatives, have positively impacted the lives of the people of Surulere Federal constituency. Gbaja’s commitment to delivering tangible benefits to his constituents is a stark departure from the prevalent culture of self-interest in Nigerian politics.

The impact of Gbaja’s work extends far beyond the present moment. By championing meaningful projects and prioritizing the needs of his constituents, he has set a precedent for future representatives to follow. Gbaja’s commitment to engineering positive change in his constituency and the nation at large will leave a lasting legacy, inspiring generations to come.

Gbaja’s exceptional qualities as a representative extend beyond his immediate constituency. He possesses a vision for a better Nigeria, one that is inclusive, prosperous, and united. Gbaja’s commitment to national development and his advocacy for policies that benefit all Nigerians make him a true statesman. His ability to articulate a clear vision and rally support for its realization is a testament to his exceptional leadership skills.

Femi Gbajabiamila may not be the first speaker, nor will he be the last. But when history chronicles the saga of this remarkable nation, it will etch his name in bold letters, not as a footnote, but as a testament to the power of exceptional leadership, and the transformative impact of putting people first. In a world where cynicism often prevails, Gbaja stands as a reminder that the pursuit of a better tomorrow is not a utopian dream, but a journey paved by the footprints of leaders like him, leaders who refuse to settle for the ordinary, who dare to dream big, and who dedicate their lives to making those dreams a reality.

Gbaja’s commitment to good governance and his relentless pursuit of excellence have set a new standard for parliamentary leadership in Nigeria. His efforts to strengthen the institution and restore public trust are commendable.

While history has bestowed titles and witnessed the rise and fall of countless leaders, few have navigated the treacherous waters of politics with such grace and purpose as Femi Gbajabiamila. He stands not as a fleeting comet but as a star whose brilliance illuminates the path towards progress. He is not just a speaker; he is a symbol of hope, a living embodiment of the principle that leadership, at its core, is about service, not self-aggrandizement.

Gbaja is not just my “man of the year”; he is a man for the future, a living testament to the enduring power of service and the potential of a nation when guided by an uncommon, phenomenal representative. And in his unwavering commitment to his people lies the promise of a Nigeria yet to come, a Nigeria where the best, truly, is yet to be seen.

Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, fondly known as Gbaja, is an uncommon and phenomenal representative. His love for his people, his excellence in governance, and his commitment to uplifting the parliament and the nation as a whole make him a true leader.

It is no doubt that the impact of Gbaja’s work will resonate for generations to come. The children who learn in classrooms he built will dream bigger dreams. The families who receive medical care in his clinics will enjoy a healthier future. The individuals equipped with skills from his training centers will become pillars of their communities. Gbaja’s legacy is not simply etched in stone; it is woven into the very fabric of Surulere, a testament to the transformative power of service.

Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabiamila represents a rare breed of leaders in Nigeria’s political landscape. His exceptional track record, recent constituency projects, and unwavering commitment to serving his people have earned him the title of “Man of the Year.” Gbaja’s leadership skills, integrity, and dedication to the ideals of good governance make him a role model for aspiring politicians.

His story is a rebuke to the cynics who believe that Nigeria’s best days are behind her. It is a beacon of optimism for those who yearn for a nation where leaders choose people over profit, where progress trumps personal gain, and where the future whispers not of missed opportunities, but of promises realized.

As the nation awaits the unveiling of its untapped potential, Gbaja stands as a symbol of hope and a catalyst for positive change in Nigeria. With Gbaja at the helm, we can dare to dream of a brighter and more prosperous future for our great nation.

Musa is a political analyst writing this piece from Kaduna.

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Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos

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*Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos*

 

 

Since Nigeria has been enmeshed in economic hardship that started after the removal of fuel subsidy last year, Primate Elijah Ayodele, a Nigerian prophet, has been practically taking several measures to alleviate Nigerians from penury through different philanthropic activities.

 

Governor Sanwoolu Replicates Primate Ayodele’s ‘Palliative Market’ Initiative In Lagos*

 

Long before fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele has always dedicated the first Sunday of every month for ‘food service’, a service where everyone would go home with packs of food items like Rice, Beans, Garri, crates of eggs, tubers of yam, and a token.

Immediately fuel subsidy was removed, Primate Ayodele doubled his effort by making food service almost every Sunday. He understood the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians and as an influential personality in the country, he effectively played the role of a succor provider for the people.

As time went on, the federal government announced that it will release some funds for palliatives in order to reduce the impact of fuel subsidy removal which has turned out to become a full blown economic hardship. When the government came up with this idea, Primate Ayodele knocked down the idea and said it would be another means to embezzle funds because it won’t get to the right people.

These were his words,

’’The N8,000 palliative is corruption, I see nothing in the palliative and it will not reach out to the poor masses. Despite the fact that Mr President has signed it, it will not make any impact. The governors will use it for their selfish needs. The poor will not enjoy it at all.’’

‘’It will not be a blessing to the majority, the palliative is just a waste of time and energy, it cannot work for its purpose,’’

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Ever since, Primate Ayodele proposed in his heart to teach the government how to effectively organize a palliative that will impact the people directly. Instead of merely talking, Primate Ayodele went ahead to organize a ‘palliative market’ where he sold food items for ridiculous prices.

The idea behind this palliative market was to purchase items at the exorbitant prices they are being sold for and sell to the people at cheap prices. The first edition which was held in November 2023 saw a bag of rice sold for less than N5,000. There were other items like beans, indomie, tubers of yam, garri, groceries, turkey, groundut oil sold for very ridiculous prices and this wasn’t opened to church members alone, people from distant places benefited from this initiative.

https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2023/11/27/primate-ayodele-launches-palliative-market-sells-bag-of-rice-beans-others-for-less-than-n5000/

As if that wasn’t enough, again on Wednesday,14th Of February 2024 to celebrate his annual thanksgiving programme, Primate Ayodele held another edition of palliative market and sold a full bag of rice for N20,000. There were also different food items bought at exorbitant prices by the man of God and sold to the people at cheap prices.

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While speaking at the palliative market, Primate Ayodele called on state governors to replicate the same palliative market initiative in their various states because of the economic hardship in the country. He explained that affordability of food will go a long way in reducing the impact of the hardship on citizens.

In response to Primate Ayodele’s actions and calls, it appears Lagos state government has keyed into the palliative market initiative with the announcement of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu on Thursday morning during a live interview session.

Given the rising cost of food and other staples, Mr Sanwo-Olu expressed the state government’s resolve to open more markets where residents can buy food items at discounted rates.

Specifically, the governor disclosed that plans have been concluded to open Sunday Markets in at least 42 identified markets across the state where residents will be able to buy food items at discounted price. “You will only be able to buy items worth up to N25,000,”

This is no doubt a welcome development and it vividly shows that state governments are now interested in doing the right thing for the benefit of the people. If other state governments follow suit, the impact of economic hardship would be reduced to its barest minimum.

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Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State

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Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State

 

 

Eze Oko Splendour, the Labour Party’s 2023 governorship candidate for Ebonyi State, has levelled serious allegations against the party’s former National Chairman, Julius Abure, in a statement released on Wednesday. Splendour accuses Abure of orchestrating a campaign of “criminality, deceit and manipulation” to deny him the governorship candidacy.

 

 

 

 

Following his victory in the party’s primaries, Splendour claims Abure pressured him to step down in favour of Edward Nkwegu Okereke, who had unsuccessfully contested the primaries for the All Progressives Congress (APC). When these efforts failed, Splendour alleges Abure resorted to forgery, fabricating a withdrawal letter bearing his forged signature and submitting it to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to facilitate an illegal substitution.

 

 

Labour Party Candidate Accuses Former Chairman of Forgery and Electoral Sabotage in Ebonyi State

 

 

“I was left in utter shock when I eventually caught wind of the reprehensible actions of the former Chairman,” Splendour states in a speech he read at a press conference. He describes Abure’s actions as a “betrayal of trust” and a “brazen act of criminality” that undermines “internal party democracy, free and fair elections, and the rule of law.”

Splendour further claims that after pursuing legal action, the Federal Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) recommended Abure’s prosecution. However, he expresses concern that the case has stalled, prompting him to appeal directly to the new Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi.

“The prosecution of Abure is not only a matter of justice but also a reaffirmation of our commitment to the principles of transparency, fairness and accountability in governance,” Splendour emphasizes. He urges Fagbemi to take swift action, highlighting the importance of holding those who attempt to manipulate elections accountable.

He concludes with a call for upholding the rule of law and ensuring no one is above it. While Abure has yet to respond to the allegations, Splendour’s accusations raise concerns about potential manipulation within the Labour Party and the integrity of electoral processes in Ebonyi State.

Also the party Governorship flag bearer in plateau state had his name removed and substituted by National Chairman, Julius Abure who allegedly forged his signature on purported letter of withdrawal.

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EFCC declares Leno Adesanya, promoter of Sunrise Power, wanted

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EFCC declares Leno Adesanya, promoter of Sunrise Power, wanted over ‘corrupt offer to public officers’

 

EFCC declares Leno Adesanya, promoter of Sunrise Power, wanted over ‘corrupt offer to public officers’

 

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Leno Adesanya, the promoter of Sunrise Power and Transmission Ltd.

 

 

In a notice issued on Tuesday, the EFCC said Adesanya is wanted “in an alleged case of conspiracy and corrupt offer to public officers”.

Adesanwa was mentioned in three out of the seven-count charges preferred against Olu Agunloye, former minister of power and steel.

The EFCC is prosecuting Agunloye over the $6 billion Mambilla hydropower contract.

TheCable had reported that EFCC traced some suspicious payments made by Sunrise Power and Transmission Ltd to Agunloye’s bank accounts.

In one of the counts, the EFCC alleged that on August 10, 2019, Agunloye “corruptly received the sum of N3,600,000.00” through his Guaranty Trust Bank account no.0022530926 from Sunrise Power and Transmission Company Limited (SPTCL) and Leno Adesanya for approving the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Station project.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had challenged Agunloye to tell Nigerians where he derived the authority to award a $6 billion contract to Sunrise for the Mambilla hydropower project in 2003.

Sunrise Power is in arbitration with Nigeria at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris, France, alleging a breach of contract.

The company said it was awarded a $6 billion build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract in May 2003 by the Obasanjo administration but that the federal government repudiated the agreement.

Sunrise is asking for a compensation of $2.3 billion, claiming it had spent millions of dollars on financial and legal consultants before the contract was jettisoned.

In its defence at the arbitration, the Nigerian government is alleging fraud and corruption of public officials in the award of the contract.

The matter is similar to the P&ID case in which a UK court nullified an $11 billion award against the country for the same reasons.

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