Fayose: The Goat, The Crops And The Farmer, By Eniola Opeyemi
Posted On Sep 21, 2017
Nigeria is one of the many African countries who gained its independence from the British Colonials, the matrimony of various tribes with different languages appears questionable, some see Nigeria as a country that has been governed more by the northerners, others see it as a country whose resources is enjoyed most by a particular political party, while some ideologists see the military reign as the major set back, but on many occasions, we failed to think as Nigerians with common goal.
Politics of bitterness has eaten deep into our system that we no longer think straight again, propaganda makes the headlines and even the media is controlled by the custodians of the money bags. It’s necessary to take a brief of our beginning before looking into the next destination, not only the federal government is faced by the poor attitude of governance, the poverty playing type of politics has escalated at the states and local governments level.
Ekiti state seems to be a major area of concentration in this write up, considering the insensitivity in government and the spate of irregular style of Governance played between the era of the former governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Present Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose. The difference between the two governors and their style of politics is like that of a thorough breed graduate and an half baked student turn graduate, hooliganism shouldn’t be a style of government to be endorsed in Nigeria style of Government especially at this present period of having eighteen years uninterrupted democracy, every student within this democracy period should have been a graduate with credibility.
I have studied governance across the world, it’s only in Nigeria that we see oppositions play politics of destruction that is not worthy of a model in the country’s political institution.
Recently, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has claimed credit for students in the state having the best results in NECO this year, after the second coming of the governor, he has spent less than four year in governance, can you teach and prepare a child without any foundation in Education to credibly sit and pass SSCE within four years? I am not a defender of the former governments in Ekiti state, yet, as a trained teacher, if i fail to speak up against the politicization of education, we may end up in a dance of shame.
My experience with students and their educational qualification shows the most of them do not fit in to the result they present, either in the labour market or in furtherance of their education, the rampaging tit -for-tat that plays in academic examinations have to be checked if we must get the quality of our institutions. This doesn’t mean that Ekiti students doesn’t worth to be the best in the just concluded National Examination Council (NECO) examinations, but the politicization have to be checked to prevent politicians from interfering in due processes at the expense of their ambitions.
If at all credit must be claimed, it has to be shared with the immediate past Governor of the state without politics of bitterness, because the teachers that took the pains of maltreatment in the hands of politicians for been deprived of their welfare, yet, teaches the students to meet with the most expensive private schools in town. Don’t be a goat that feeds on others crops and still claim ownership of the farm, education in Ekiti state shouldn’t be used to score cheap points, because if at all Governor believes in the system, he and his government will have their children in ‘common schools’ across the state.
ENIOLA Opeyemi writes.