On the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) courtship, I am here trying to connect some dots. What you will call conspiracy theory of the lowest order …
1. JAMB was going to get NIMC to capture and have the candidates just submit NIN so that JAMB can pull the data from NIMC … 2 million odd candidates. Way to go. Kudos.
Sadly, we, and government in particular, often conflagrate the establishment of a single firm with the development of a sector.
No doubt Aviation is an important part of the transport mix.
However, it is not a priority in an economy where trunk and feeder roads are impassable, the bulk of the railway system is moribund and waterways not navigable.
Our transport mix must first ensure we can move onions out of Kebbi, Rice out of Badeggi, fruit out on Vandeikya, Yams from Otukpo, Tomatoes from Kano, Palm Oil from Ohambele and so on, this is more useful to the economy than airlifting relatively elite passengers between cities such as Abuja, Porth Harcourt and Lagos. Aviation is important just not a biting priority for limited government funds. Continue reading “Nigeria Air: Not another Airline, but develop the sector”
I raised the issue of drug use by the sharia states two years ago https://web.facebook.com/sfolayan/posts/10153633316529107 precisely March 18, 2016. I wrote:
“Who is looking at the increased uptake of hard drugs in the sharia states of Nigeria? Seems they banished the mild alcohol (except fermented akamu) but don’t seem to give a hoot about narcotics such as skunk. Slowly and silently, those drug-using youths in Kano are dying daily and we are all to blame. How do we help curb this scourge?” Continue reading “Youths, Drugs and drinks in the Sharia states of Nigeria”
Vision: The ability to dream and come up with an idea that leap frogs the people being led, to give them a better life not later, but soonest. “Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more” — Gen 37:5.
My pilot complained for almost two hours but Air Traffic Control just did not understand the need for me to get back to Lagos ASAP. I had promised madam we will be together today. I maintained my characteristic cool, calm and collected posture.
I would not have come, but the plea by my constituency that the next 2 years will be shaped in Minna was too strong for me to ignore. I know I do not belong, but best to play along.
The log-jam from hilltop was unbearable, and now we stood at lock-down at the Minna airport waiting for “Vice Presidential movement”, or is it “Coordinator Movement”. I just cannot understand what brought me to the town in the first instance. is it by force?
Ever since the gap-tooth genius responded to my “Happy Birthday” message some 25 years ago, we have maintained a decent level of cordiality. I remember when the bride was born, I was already an Aluta member in Unilorin. Is this the trip you can call “a bridge too far?”
Just as I reached to pick up the mobile phone again, I felt my left ear revv up at a high decibel level, just like the left jet of the plane.
It is not the jet …. It is my wife whispering … “Happy Mothers’ day.
It is one of those real bad dreams! I am now fully awake!!
Happy Mothers day to you great women out there. May all your good dreams and those of your children never be cut short in Jesus Name. Amen.
2014 was busy for me, but much more wonderful, with many people thinking I have finally ventured into politics. Well, politics is just one of the things that fascinate me, but it is not one of the top 5, nor what I will invest my time and energy into. So, if not Politics, what can it be?
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