Letters

November 8, 2015 Open Letter to President Muhammadu Buhari Aso Rock, Abuja Nigeria Dear Mr. President, You recorded a clear victory during Nigeria’s 2015 election and you and the former President Goodluck Jonathan made Nigeria proud by a smooth transition from one civilian president to another of a different party. It is a legacy that Nigerians would want to keep for a long time. You promised that you would be a different kind of president and Nigerians and the world cheered. We interpreted the “change” to mean a change for the better. Many Nigerians and the world hoped that the…
The news about the directive or rather order by the senate on the 11th of this month to the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend the fixed charge of N702.00, which it has been collecting from electricity consumers across the federation following unending complaints against the policy by Nigerians has been greatly applauded as the right step in the right direction, given its anti-people oriented and exploitative coloration. When this good news filtered into the public domain, many a consumer of power supply heaved a profound sigh of relief having been subjected to the fixed charge without proportionate benefit…
Monday, 10 February 2014 02:38

An Open Letter To The Good People Of Oyo State

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Good day and compliment of the season to you sons and daughters of Oyo State. Precisely on the 3rd of February, 1976, thirty-eight years ago, our state, Oyo State was created by the then military government led by Late General Murtala Mohammed, the then old western state was divided into Ogun, Ondo and Oyo states respectively. In 1991, Osun state was carved out of what today is known as Oyo state. Our dear state, Oyo is noted for its prominent historical and physical landmarks in art, science and culture. Up till date, the exploits and brilliance of the warriors our…
Memorandum An Open Letter To President Goodluck Jonathan Of Nigeria Date: December 26, 2013 To: President Goodluck Jonathan From: Ozodi Osuji, PhD Subject: The Restructuring of Nigeria to make it work and survive Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, the President of Nigeria, I will begin this open letter to you by asking you this question: what would you like to be your legacy; what would you like folks, say, a hundred years from today, to remember you for? What have you done so far in office that you think that when your name is mentioned people will associate it with that accomplishment?…
Thursday, 15 August 2013 20:05

Open Letter to Governor Olusegun Mimiko

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Your Honor, From the little I know about you as the peoples' Governor whose ultimate goal is to leave behind a legacy of service to our state, I am addressing this letter to you and sharing it with the public because the issue it seeks to address relate to public interest which is often randomly debased in Nigeria by our political leaders. I am a concerned citizen of Ondo State who appreciates your track record but will not shy away from telling you what I think you need to hear in your well known desire to continue to do your…
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 13:59

Dear Lagosians! by Babatunde Raji Fashola

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Dear Lagosians, For the past few days, I have monitored the developments related to the public protest against the increase in the pump price of petrol. During that period, I have at the invitation of my colleagues in the Governor’s Forum responded to an invitation from the Presidency. My role since last Monday till date has been to find a ground of compromise that stabilizes the polity, protects our democracy and prevent any loss of lives. Inspite of these efforts, we were not wholly successful in preventing the loss of the life of a young Nigerian, Ademola Aderinto who was…
Thursday, 03 November 2011 22:09

An open letter to the Sultan

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His Eminence, Sir The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatllahi Wa Barakatuhu. May Allah (SWT) continue to guide, protect and grant you more wisdom to do your best for Nigeria and the Muslim Ummah. Amen. While also wishing you good health as this message reaches you, I implore you to receive the words with the highest spirit of patriotism, broadmindedness and love for Nigeria and Muslim minorities of the Southeast. Surely, you are the leader of the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria. And Allah (SWT) commands Muslims to obey Him, His Messengers…