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.
I recommend you read “Challenges for the race of excellence” That was the vision of the ruler of Dubai. https://en.wikipedia.org/…/My_Vision:_Challenges_in_the_Rac…
Did I miss something there for Nigeria?
Buhari has no clear vision for Nigeria. I will score him 0/10 here.
Mission: The ability to relentlessly pursue a set of positive goals that will change the narative of the people for good. “But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, ‘Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.’” — Numbers 13:30.
Buhari has three clear missions:
1) Keep those who are neither his friends or his associates away from the till, that is why Nigerian prisoners eat with N14,000 a day
2) flood our cities with cattle in the name of grazing liberalization and
3) trample the rights of political enemies under the guise of security. I am talking of people like Sambo Dasuki and Nnamdi Kanu.
Buhari’s mission is not helpful to the majority of the people as they are dying in penury and abject poverty.
Here, I will score him 2/10 here, due to the successes at Ports Authority, JAMB, EFCC and of course the low but stable power generation level.
The score is low because he failed as Minister of Petroleum to reform and make profitable, the epicenter of corruption – NNPC. The current fuel scarcity and subsidy scam is not acceptable after three years of being in power.
Values: The things that we believe are important in the way we live and work. They (should) determine our priorities, and, deep down, they are probably the measures we use to tell if our life is turning out the way we want them to. “for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come” — 1 timothy 4:8.
Buhari has one positive value, He had historical integrity in the years gone by, when others were pilfering our commonwealth just like the modern day snakes, monkeys and goats. In recent times, people are asking, does he still have it? Just look at the cost of a powerbike!
Beyond integrity, a leader must be inspirational, non-feudal, non-nepotistic, and not afraid to work with intelligent people. The cryonism under Buhari is alarming, and sadly, we continue to ignore the patriotism of his wife, who had to speak out, against all odds. I will score Buhari 1/10 here because Integrity without strength of character is useless.
On to the interplay of these:
Vision without Mission is Illusion: A leader that consistently dreams and procrastinates, not turning those dreams into actionable steps will clearly blind the people with illusion. How do you explain the fact that the Ikoyigate loot belonged to the Nigeria Intelligence agency which led to the sack of the eastwhile DG. A few days after a new DG (cryonism again) was appointed for the agency, $44m also disappeared from the vaults of the same agency. Just look at the budget of the Agency as I have reviewed in the last two years, and see that there is nothing intelligent about the organization. This is a Government of Abracadabra. Pure illusion, no science, no art.
Mission without Vision is Drudgery: You have ever wandered why soldier march and keep marching even if there is a swamp in front? They are on a mission without a clear vision of their own. They depend entirely on the commander for direction.
That explains the actions of a leader that clearly is on a mission, without any guiding vision. I am still curious, and beg to know from the PMB supporters, After corruption is eliminated, what next? So, if we cannot technically defeat corruption just like we seem to be losing to Boko Haram with the latest capture of more girls, what next? Pump in more money? You bet!
Mission+Mission+Values: aka Action. Even his die-hard supporters will agree that Buhari is not an Action President. “Baba Go-slow” is apt. Three years out of Four years gone, he does not even have the courage to review his cabinet and thank the bench warmers for a job not done.
Very many Government parastatals have no Boards and the Chief Executives have become Thief Executhieves. When he finally got around to appointing people to the Boards, most of the appointees were dead men, and the living ones, “ready-to-chop” so much that he had to suspend the entire appointments and promise to review the list.
When 75% of the time is gone, can any effort yield more than 25%? You make the score here, I will not bother.
If you read this far, you certainly will not doubt the fact that leadership is beyond integrity.
It is clear that the President needs our prayers to really make up his mind not to run again.
Let us pray:
May God bless the President Muhammadu Buhari more and more with the wisdom to graciously retire now that the ovation is loudest and save us from the needless effort of having to rightly vote him out. Amen.