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Global Politics – VP Osinbajo And The Ikoyi Collapsed Building, By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

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Global Politics –

The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is a gentleman whose political and evangelical integrity is now no longer in any serious doubt. He’s now no longer a paragon; therefore, treasure every mortal, he has his strenghts and weaknesses. (Saints infrequently venture into politics, especially the Nigerian black one). His strenght lies extra in his prosperous ecclesiastical background as a Pastor sooner than his baptism of fireplace in politics Nigeriana at some stage within the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gubernatorial years in Lagos verbalize. His weakness, on the opposite hand, might per chance possibly well well be linked to his involvement within the dramatic Buharism and the Buhari ingredient.

Working under an underwhelming President buffeted left appropriate and centre by a myriad of socio-political and economic challenges might per chance possibly well well be acknowledged to be a laborious task indeed. The Buhari ingredient has negatively impacted on the credibility and integrity of Osinbajo so important that there exists no room for an honourable exit. He has already been ‘broken’ and the chance of sustaining extra ‘distress’ is plausible.

The failure of President Buhari might per chance possibly well well unexcited be shared by Osinbajo even when his patriotism and dedication to responsibility has been acknowledged by now no longer about a critics. It’s one thing to be a patriot or decidated to 1’s assigned responsibility but any other to shield the indefensible or contemporary your important whose mediocrity is a global phenomenon in sparkling colors hypocritically.

The Vice-President will win been a Pastor, a individual of God imbued with biblical wisdom and intelligence however the Nigerian nationwide politics has a formulation of bringing out the worst in every individual no subject how lofty your claims of non secular piety. Osinbajo will win been transformed (wittingly or unwittingly) into a ‘monster’ in whom the honest appropriate-trying hosts don’t appear to be any longer entirely happy with.

To this point no one has levelled any sinful misconduct and insubordination allegations in opposition to VP Osinbajo even supposing critics assault him forever over his complacence if now no longer connivance with the Fulani gang in vitality in their desperate efforts to ‘islamize’ or ‘fulanize’ the leisure of us. His powers are limited by the constitution and as a attorney Osinbajo is transferring softly in affirm now no longer to make the Aso Rock cabal livid.

Mustering sufficient braveness to shield Buharism even when the nation is faced with unheard of safety challenges and economic meltdown defines the unflinching loyalty and allegiance of Osinbajo to the Buhari presidential locust years. In all likelihood he’s nursing the ambition to prevail the Daura lanky retired Total but even if he habours such inordinate ambition Osinbajo would be terrorized within the match of a presidential poll come 2023 to realise how deep the nettle of Nigerians jog over the broken gadget.

Recently in Ikoyi, a excessive-foreheadneighbourhood of Lagos along Gerrard Boulevard, a 21-storey constructing nearing completion collapsed around 2pm closing Monday killing ratings of alternative folks and injuring some others. It used to be a tragedy too horrendous to be imagined! From the constructing’s structural parts to the figures of corpses chanced on within the debris, the immoral incident had been plagued with controversies.

The collapsed edifice used to be billed to be an infrastructural masterpiece, the predominant of its kind in Nigeria in relation to sophistication and master belief. The proprietor of the fallen multi-storey constructing and the Managing Director of Fourscore Heights Tiny, Femi Osibona (himself killed within the tragedy) had boasted of his professionalism and years of ride. But he stood accused of using sub-common materials and cheap labour to have the mega challenge!

Per the leisurely Osibona in his exoticizing easiest part: “This construction will give peace of mind and comfort to the residents, on legend of everything works……Now we win exhibited our ride in property construction within the United Kingdom, South Africa, the united states of America and Nigeria”.

Reportedly the property comprising four-bedroom maisonettes, flats, duplex and penthouses used to be 65 percent sold out. The value vary for the house used to be also acknowledged to be between $1.2 million and $5 million! The construction used to be acknowledged to be 80 percent performed and used to be billed to be concluded in 2022.

To this point 40 corpses comprising 37 males and three females, had been recovered from the living. Over 50 persons, including Osibona, his deepest assistant, Onyinye Enekwe, and buddy, Wale Bob-Oseni, (who used to be billed to shuttle help to his US heinous) were trapped within the constructing and all pulled out of the rubble dull. Nine persons survived the tragedy!

Following the improper incident a net based media platform had alleged that the Vice President had a hyperlink with the constructing having sold the land on which the edifice stood. It alleged that the landed property used to be sold by Osinbajo from Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, the founder of Elizade Motors (Elizade Nigeria Tiny) quickly after he grew to change into the Vice President.

Quoting heaps of sources the common online media outfit equally alleged that Osinbajo possessed diversified properties which he managed via fronts and siblings. Surely if that needs to be the case then the asset declaration upon which Osinbajo stood sooner than their re-election into verbalize of job for a 2nd consecutive tenure might per chance possibly well well be self-discipline to perjury.

Once more controversy over the genuine approval belief had hit the social media. Was once it licensed to be a fifteen-storey constructing or a 21-storey construction? Ordinarily in step with extra than one credible sources it used to be officially licensed as a 15-storey residential constructing but corruption had intervened to ‘amplify’ it to 21!

Then all but again, in an announcement signed by the Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, the Place of business of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, had vigorously debunked any insinuation linking his important to the ownership of the fallen construction or any diversified constructing in Lagos for that subject. VP Osinbajo threatened to sue the publishers of the fable.

Collapse of structures is now no longer a irregular news in Nigeria. But on this explicit gruesome incident in Lagos there might per chance be a lot extra than meets the frequent look. Was once the leisurely Osibona fronting for a baby-kisser? If yes, then who? Who genuinely owned the land and the lush house constructing? What number of storeys used to be licensed for construction? If fifteen then why twenty one within the discontinue?

These are the well-known questions the probe panel constituted by the Lagos Sigh Authorities must resolution satisfactorily. We’re talking of loss of treasured lives right here (including those of unhappy artisans working there to eke out a residing). So no stone needs to be left unturned to resolve the conditions surrounding the tragedy in Ikoyi.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu must make public the findings of the probe panel. The truth might per chance possibly well well unexcited be made to prevail on this tragic subject. No cloak-ups, no manipulation, no politicking. Culprits might per chance possibly well well unexcited be established and tasks apportioned. Otherwise a future recurrence is now no longer removed from hitting us once all but again.

May per chance well the souls of the unhappy workers and citizen Wale Bob-Oseni and Ms Onyinye Enekwe (billed to wed this December!) leisure in supreme peace. We grieve for all of them!

SOC Okenwa

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