At His Father’s Service

 
Fri Nov 26th, 2021 - Ondo
 

There is a young man in Nigeria who is all about his father’s thriving business. His name is Mr. Babajide Akeredolu, son of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State. His father has decided to set up a seat of nepotism right by himself, for his son – whatever anyone thinks.

Governor Akeredolu is misusing power by naming his son as the director-general of Performance and Project Implementation Monitoring Unit, (PPMIU), in the Ondo State Government.

Akeredolu Junior is a well-educated son, who studied in the United States and Canada to qualify as an engineer. But he is in the limelight not for his education, but as a beneficiary of nepotism.

According to his LinkedIn profile, the young Akeredolu has had four years of work experience in total after college, with no clear indication of consistent employment or a clear career direction. We will come back to that, because the real issue is not his qualification.

The crux of the matter is the vacuous action of the governor.

Until now, my impression of Governor Akeredolu is that of someone with class and refinement. And this assumption of mine was due to his handling of the Fulani herdsmen issue in his state and his ability to exercise control against more powerful political foes.

I had regarded the governor as a knowledgeable, influential and principled leader, until his revelation as an unpolished and unscrupulous politician. Governor Akeredolu’s nepotism is both surprising and disappointing.

 
 

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source: Leadership