QUOTES

  • Discipline is not simply an idea but a lifestyle and can be enjoyed only after its learning has become a habit.
  • Corruption is any form and type of NON-COMPLIANCE by ANYONE in ANY RELATIONSHIP. It consists of simple abuse, contravention BY reduction, extension or colouration of the EXPRESSED or EXPECTED STANDARD OF COMPLIANCE. Thus, corruption is not limited to the things expressed in the books.
  • If an entire society or community or nation or family is well so provided LESS ONE PERSON, it is generally or collectively backward and irresponsible. It is like being one-eyed or one-legged.
  • When Goodluck makes a blunder, it is worse for Fairluck to contemplate that the first step to take is to replace Goodluck. Indeed it will be worst for Badluck to suggest the solution of making it impossible for Goodluck to do any other thing, because faith and benefit of the doubt have been thrown to the winds.
  • Credentials do not make any process, activity or project predictable. The organization, the institution, the system does not matter, but some persons, who include outsiders.
  • If a person has a larger than life house or numerous houses for living, each empty one is in reality a confronting denial of another person or more. The one that is lived in can have only a side of the bed in the corner of a room useful for the owner.
  • Schooling is not a guarantor for good leadership. We have had a Catholic Priest as a Governor, a Professor as a Governor. A General, a Senator, a Diplomat, etc moving our affairs. History has indicated that these are not in themselves, enough or a guarantee for development.
  • Criticism must not be limited to a sweeping dismissal of what is wrong and the shop is closed. It may be entertaining to the ears and calming to the emotions but it fails to serve as a useful basis for moving forward.
  • It is NOT ENOUGH to secure Heads of governments, top Judges, Permanent Secretaries at the Federal level or Professors of Universities by retiring on their last take home pay. Are the rest not humans?
  • (In Nigeria), the network of phony godfathers is the proof of our shame.
  • In a society where budgeting is a war of wits and the abuse of time, a key principle like planning and committing an expenditure only when the resources are available are abusively built on irregular release of the funds. At the end of the year, non performance becomes a song even though the very trustees of the machineries and processes have been well catered for.
  • Everyone needs not to be president, governor, minister, or a chief executive. Some people have to be engineers, craftsmen, technicians, cleaners, etc. BUT NO ONE OF THEM WILL BY THAT VIRTUE OF NECESSARY DIFFERENTIAL ROLES AND STATUSES, JUSTIFIABLY LACK THE BASIC NEEDS FOR EXISTENCE AND SURVIVAL.
  • This life that we are born into without our consent or contribution and have been departing without our love is survivable necessarily only through struggles.
  • The leaders continue to invest heavily in the development of their successors and avoiding the larger infrastructure and system. In the end the ‘successors’ become unfit and more useless, with no genuine and modest capacity to help recover the system that was raped to produce them. The Educational system depicts this finely.
  • TRANSFORMATION relates to END RESULT. It relates to the status of the completion of a process. NOT in the number of scholarships offered but in the Awards received. NOT in the number of students registered but those Graduated. NOT in the number of graduates but those in Employment. NOT in the number of Projects but those Executed. NOT in the number of Power stations but in the Voltage distributed for use … NOT the amount of scandals or frauds Exposed but the Use to which the discoveries are put for the general and future benefits made out of them.
  • It is only logical that if the government has been operating without a database of and for its resources, its BEST MANAGEMENT will merely be governance by Gambling.
  • It is not defendable to have good specialist hospitals that largely attend to water borne diseases because water is not available or badly treated.
  • You should not be building Universities when primary and secondary education are not a pride. Indeed you have no justification for building a Polytechnic when you cannot majorly provide the teachers, infrastructure and students from the state.
  • It is a complete failure to invest in telecommunications before agriculture when agriculture has not developed to the level of withstanding the surplus for creating telecommunications services.
  • If you produce lots of good teachers that you cannot export and get the commission from such export to provide food and drink at home, it is senseless.
  • Compliance is Discipline. Abuse is Indiscipline.
  • After sapping the public resources in trust for as much as possible and for the duration they last, they step aside and return as experts in the private sector garb.
  • Anybody who is closed to receiving and learning new things is unfit for leadership. Anybody who is scared of meeting new people will best return to the womb of his mother. And anybody who is incapable or unwilling or careless about evaluating things on his own is not worth being introduced to serious issues.
  • Leadership and honour lies in keeping out, after stepping out EXCEPT ON HONOURABLE INVITATION.
  • Anyone born out of wedlock is more comfortable or careless about the elements of hypocrisy. He will tell lies, abuse trust and not keep his word. Most of us who are therefore born in wedlock, have the capacity of sharing, to be humane, except if we choose otherwise.
  • It will be extremely or even unreasonably expensive and risky for stolen money to be invested in farming and dream that it will prosper. Those who foolishly mistake so, end up losing out or using it as a cover up for the real source of stealing.
  • I recall a senior telling me that it will be foolhardy to steal money and take it to God for business by farming. He will rather build houses for thieves to rent at senseless rates.
  • Selflessness is the path to nationalism, patriotism and the solution to the crisis of collective survival and prosperity in our society.
  • The variety of circumstances and experiences that polygamy opportune for learning and establishing fairness and justice between human beings is out rightly superior to any best inclinations of monogamy.
  • Nigeria will become NIGERIAN the more our individual drives contribute to our collective drive.
  • If you take your so called child and waste your life in striving to make him or her, you will at best only temporarily appear to succeed. Other factors may immediately indicate to you that the child is different. And it is more striking when it is negative.
  • When I pray for a thing I prefer to have it according to my thought out plan. Seeming delay or non-acceptance is a problem, frustrating and uncomfortable. But when I recover and admit that I am the slave, the needy, I make do with my right requirement to SUBMIT. It is illogical to have a servant sending the master on errands or dictating to him, even among men.
  • It is impossible to isolate the present from the past. And the success of the present rests completely on its sustenance in the future.
  • As long as the public/civil servants are not properly and ensuring catered for, they will take advantage of the trusts in their care, for themselves and along with others.
  • Telecommunications has been sighted as the model example of our achievements. However the cost of the corruption that the Nigerian people suffer from the teamed operation of the regulator and service providers is treasonable enough for firing squad sanctions. There is no country where people pay so much for the kind of poor and expensive service that we get, coloured by so much promos to blind the perception of the underlying corrupt practices.
  • We cannot prohibit a private residence of five square kilometres for a wealthy man with business history background who has been paying his taxes IF that will not deny other fellow Nigerians land space for shelter.
  • The difference between thieves of advantage by abuse of official time or over use of official rights like travels/allowances and alliance with contractors, against the thieves who have adopted stealing as a business, is only an appearance. While they are both wrong, it is immoral to adopt one as clean and the other as dirty.
  • A fundamental attribute like education cannot be for profiteering at the whims of the proprietor. What Nigerians can collectively provide for the education of any Nigerian must be superior to what any good willing individual or group can do.
  • If anyone thinks that the black market fuel station can exist without a betraying proper fuel station and loose regulatory operations, it is a new thinking that is not in our interest. Thus, any defence of such is ANTI NIGERIA.
  • Selling one million admission forms in order to admit one hundred thousand students is both irresponsible and criminal.
  • The initial capital resources required to set up a university structure is too good to ignore the integrity of the owner.
  • How many journals, magazines and books have been written and published as the (number of) universities grow? To make matters worse EVERY AUTHORITY aspires to have a university today. And the federal government wants to beat all to hands down by making a presence everywhere.
  • No print media house is yet to risk the production of 200,000 copies of its daily tabloid because there are far less people who can afford to read it and even less to buy and read. The most prosperous are those that print ceremony materials or for partisan politics.
  • It is in our Nigeria you will find a billionaire, with most of his cash stashed in a bank and his so called business ventures will be renting of houses or insurance by connection. These bats in the private sector rarely claim their identity as captains in the industry. Thus, they are quick at scuttling any positive economic venture because of the fear of losing out.
  • Most primary schools teach pupils fair speaking of English language only. The post primary schools do this more and arrange with parents paid-sitting for external exams for the children. Any random intelligence quotient test of the best students on the school syllabus will reveal shocking results.
  • People need to be employed BUT in places where they can add value to the national being of Nigeria.
  • A graduate should be certified with his or her area of study AND BE SAFE WITH AND TO OTHERS who differ by areas of certification, name, family, faith, tribe, state, race, nationality, gender, etc.
  • The summary regretful definition of the present state of our educational arrangements is that it has been highly and more monetized for schooling rather than education. And the result is that even the schooling is poor. This is reflected by the largely profit driven super markets often called private institutions that are registered as educational institutions.
  • It beats any logical and sensible imagination that, with two colleges of education, two polytechnics, departments of education in the two universities and the National Teachers Institute, all in Kaduna State, primary and secondary teachers and instructional materials are MORE WANTING THAN AVAILABLE. What is the benefit of the Primary Education Studies program?