The principal advocate for the Bring Back Our Girls group and former minister of education, Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili has said that Nigerians would only know the extent of damage President Jonathan has done to Nigeria when his administration is over.
She delivered her polemic in a series of tweets on Thursday, citing the failure to rescue the Chibok girls as an example of how sycophancy ruined GEJ’s governance.
“When a review of President Jonathan’s administration is done, we’ll realise how much damage sycophancy did to governance. Example? Chibok Girls,” she wrote.
“A leader must be without an inordinate desire to be serenaded with ‘good news’ or their team will never let them know the true state of affairs.
“An environment that rewards sycophancy encourages team to withhold accurate ‘bad’ news (problems) from the leader while serving up ‘good news’.
” When a leader makes hero worshipping costly to those who engage in it, he/she deprives the ‘sellers’ market to set the ‘Mediocrity Benchmark.’
“A critical success factor in governance is for the leader to both in word and deed convey a culture that abhors sycophancy. No hero worshipping.”