28 September 2011
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, Governor,
Being Keynote Address Delivered at the Public Presentation of the “
Nigeria Golden Book” by The Sun Publishing Ltd, on 27th September, 2011, at The Shehu Yar’adua Centre, Abuja
On the eve of our 51st birthday, ladies and gentlemen, I feel it is right to say congratulations on our independence anniversary.
To my delight, I must confess, the assigned topic takes off from two issues that have occupied my attention since I deliberately chose to jump into the political cauldron of our country: Good Governance and the ‘power of the people’ or as you have put it, ‘people power’ in the context of our political reality as a country.
I am in no doubt therefore that with the array of guests and contributors here and the faculty behind this event, we are in yet another location and place where we can look ourselves in the face and tell the truth as it should be told. And the truth is that we have remained where we are because we have not allowed the people to express their preferences; to exercise their legitimate power, legitimately; before, at and since independence....
A thoughtful discourse ... read on...