Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Our dear 'banking wizard', Prof. Charles Soludo, just got a crash course on the ultimate Nigerian psychology: we are never too star struck.

People are already saying he didn't 'consult widely', and that would be the reason this policy fell flat, but they forget he also did not consult widely on banks consolidation as well as last year's new naira notes and coins (!). But we left him well alone because in the first situation, there was a villian common to us all, the almighty banks, and we needed a hero - and there came SoLUDO to save the day! By the second time we decided to reward him with benefit of the doubt, BUT by the third time, our psychology also bolstered by a President who listens, we said to the 'wizard': 'enough already'!

Of course people still respect Soludo - with distinctions from BSc to PhD who wont?! But then he must learn the obligation of oiling that well of respect constantly and nothing dries that kinda oil faster than a 'know-it-all' attitude - ask Obasanjo, ask Obasanjo, ask Obasanjo!!

In the meantime, don't you just feel admiration for this our President - rushing to stand behind Soludo, before all the hawks wanting his head take advantage of this one mistake? As Yaddy (spoken through Segun Adeniyi, who, I must say again, is doing brilliantly well!) rightly said, it's not the man's competence that is in doubt. It's just a matter of ... mmm, attitude adjustment. Yar'adua just trips me!


P.s (An Eye on BBA): Can you believe that Lerato actually saved Meryl (!!) and put 'MY' Maureen on the Eviction Chopper?! Incredible! So it appears we are going to lose the 'wondrous' and 'fearful' sight of Jeff and his 'exercises' so soon... or is it just me?


Anonymous said...

Dude your writing has been distinctly pro Yar'Adua since he became President.

There is really nothing wrong with that, you are entitled to your opinion. All I want to say is that you strike me as a smart fellow, go back into history and read about all our leaders, you will notice that they all started well. The problem is how they end - Dont talk too soon with Yar'Adua, just watch and see. Perhaps he may be the first to break the jinx of starting and finishing well or perhaps he may end up to be like the others. Time will tell!

Seun said...

Why you smuggle Yar'adua inside this post?! You don chop egusi o!

Chude! said...

in response, this is what i said in a recent post: "I have spent the last eeight years having the most pungent hatred against my President, and it is a refreshing, nay empowering change to be able to feel the exact opposite emotion for another occupier of that office. I like Yar'adua. And I like him fiercely."

To add to that: I also dont think ure right to compare Yar'adua with former Presidents. Certainly neither Abdulsalami, OBJ or Abacha. Maybe IBB. I am ready to give him a chance, but yes I got your point.

is this the same ole seun?! where ypou dey since? wetin be egusi? na you know o!

uknaija said...

When the chicken gets to a new land, it first stands on one be me talk am o!