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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Can’t President Goodluck Jonathan be trusted to communicate with Nigerians?


 
It is very alarming to me that President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria needs to have an “army” of communications staff.

1.      Labaran Maku, Federal Minister of Information and Communication to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

2.      Reuben Abati, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

3.      Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs at Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 
Why is this needed? It seems to me that it is excessive to have this many staff people with the same job. Is the President that big of a liability that this many people need to be on staff to create, filter and script his communications?
 
If this is true, why is he in office? I am worried that we have this many communications people on staff. It is clear that there are many needs for changes to be made within the Nigerian government. It seems that some of these communications positions should be eliminated and changed to more productive positions to bring about the necessary changes. Not more staff to protect the President.

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