Do you have any suggestions who Peter Obi can choose as a vice presidential partner? Yes: Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON.
He is the Chairman of BUA Cement Plc. He is also the founder and Chairman of BUA International Limited! I understand that his shareholders will not be happy with my suggestion. But truth be told, it is time for Nigeria to get people who understand balance sheets into political leadership. Obi and Rabiu will be a new beginning for Nigeria.
One of the things I admire about the US university system is the magic that any person can be a president (yes, vice chancellor). Most times, they hire businessmen and women as “vice chancellors” to build the university. That they have not taught a day in a classroom is not a problem: they are there as managers, not as academics.
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But in Nigeria, only professors can lead a university and just like that a man who studied crop science and has no clue on what a balance sheet is, is tasked to manage a budget. That budget could have more than 3,000 workers! What does he do? He struggles because you cannot promote a baby to become a CEO overnight.
A university is a big business and someone with no business experience should not run one, whether he has published journal papers or not.
Peter Obi, leave the politicians and get someone that can rebuild the economy. Of course, this is a wishful illusion for me as that will not happen. (Labour Party politicians will strike for that.)
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