Monday, February 8, 2010


Finally someone in the cabal goes the right way. The recent memo presented by Minister of information and Communication, Dora Akunyili, to the Federal Executive Council, in which she called on President Yar Adua to 'step down' ruffled many a feather. The former director-general of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), whom many Nigerians have come to love and admire for her passion, selflessness and patriotism in carrying out her duties, finally stands up from the crowd.

"I believe that in the choice of all of us, as individuals and group, Mr. president must have considered our ability to guide him right to serve our people better, promote and protect the constitution in line with the oath of office taken before him in this chamber by each and everyone of us...," the second paragraph of her memo read. Akunyili brought examples of how the absence of the president has created a logjam in the running of state affairs. "Many of those opportunities existed in the past 70 days that I do not need to recount. I do not need to repeat the uncomplimentary statements made by the United States, United Kingdom and EU concerning the current state of affairs in Nigeria.... I wish to call on the Federal Executive Council to act now in the best interest of our dear President and our dear nation...." the memo continued.

"If we fail to act now, history will not forgive us. I rest my case," were her closing statement.

What the men in Nigeria's Federal Executive Council (FEC) couldn't do; well, a woman, Dora, did!

Nigeria needs men who can stand for the truth, and rise above their self interests. It doesn't matter if they come in feminine skin.

Well Done, Amazon Dora. Let the revolution be televised.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to hear that Aunty Dora has reverted back to her normal self. Thank God that among men, there is a woman standing up for the truth.