Opinion: For Those Who Take Delight in Criticizing Our Leaders

Chinedu George Nnawetanma

First Published: June 7, 2014 on Ynaija.com [Article Here]

Subsequently Published: June 8, 2014 on ReubenAbati.com.ng [Article Here] among others.

A few days ago, I was going through a news article on a popular website about President Jonathan performing the groundbreaking ceremony of CAN President Ayo Oritsejafor’s Eagle Heights University in Delta State. What occurred to me while reading the piece was not the prospects of the addition of another stellar private tertiary institution to the country’s second-rate education system, but the cold shoulder it will receive from some hypercritical Nigerians. True to my prediction, the reactions in the comments section of the website did not disappoint.

It was awash with criticisms levelled against both the president and Pastor Oritsejafor. On the part of the president, he was accused of abandoning more pressing national issues to attend a “mere” groundbreaking ceremony (when he could have sent the minister for education…

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