Newfound Appointment in Abuja and the Mad Rush By Yoruba Professionals


I have been around for a while and I am a student of history. 

The rush for appointments by some Yoruba professionals, especially Lagosians in Abuja is a banana pills, It must be threaded with caution, as the after-effect of it is always disastrous. 

Remember the brilliant minds like Dr. Mrs. Olanike Grange, the king of boys, and Mr. Tunde Fowler?

They all came to the center with brilliant CVs and ended up being a guest of law enforcement agents. 

Tunde Fowler will regret his appointment in Abuja, likewise Dr Nike Range will curse the day she accepted to serve in Obasanjo’s government.  

President Tinubu will not be President forever and the owner of Abuja who is standing in one corner watching now will go after all of you. 

Mark my words, many of you who are doing fantastically well in your states now will regret ever coming to the center. 

I have a word for the former Lagos state deputy governor, Princess Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, to leave the stage when the ovation is loud. 

You are a former deputy governor, 8 years being a SSA to the President, on SDG now being nominated for the third term that will make you the longest-serving SSA to the President on SDG  

I understand the budget of SDG is in billions of United States dollars, but spending a whopping 12 years in a particular political office is dangerous.  There is one proverb from my state that says Ikun nje ogede, o nredi monle, se ko mon pe ohun to dun lo npa ni? ( a squarely is eating a banana and it’s enjoying it, without knowing that what is sweet can be poisonous) 

It’s always good to learn from other people’s experiences,  may the soul of Yeye Kemi Nelson continue to rest in peace, amen. 

My advice to all my brothers and sisters coming to Abuja for an appointment is to look before they leap. Abuja is not Lagos and there is always a payback when your benefactor leaves the office. 

I wish all of you success in your newfound appointment and may Allah not let it be what will end your career in life. 

Thank you all and welcome to Abuja. 

*Mogaji Wole Arisekola writes from Ibadan. 

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