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Thursday, 9 February 2012

"Why I am accepting to serve in this administration" - Nuhu Ribadu

His statement below...
I was greeted to numerous calls and mail yesterday when the administration announced my name as Chairman of the 21-man Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force.

Given my recent political pedigree, many inquirers naturally wanted to understand what was happening, and whether it was true that I was consulted and whether I would accept the offer.
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The history of my life is a history of public service, and if we cast a honest gaze back to the recent protests in the wake of the oil subsidy removal, it will be clear to all that the biggest single victory Nigerians scored was to put the question of corruption squarely back on the top of our national policy agenda.

Regardless of our affiliations, our differences, and our engagements, it is at least safe to say that we have a national consensus on the deadly impact of corruption on our march to greatness, and on the capacity of our people, particularly the youth, to earn a decent, promising, life.

If we would effectively isolate and defeat this scourge therefore, we must all see it as a preeminent national security threat. We must see it as a war within our borders, a war that has assumed a systemic and endemic character, but to which all must now urgently enlist with our different capacities, or accept to all go down with the ship.

At this point in my life, it is also easy to answer the honest question if it is inappropriate to invest my modest talents and capacities to my country what I have readily offered many foreign communities, from sister nations in Africa to far flung places like Afghanistan.

This, if nothing, makes my decision very personal, freeing all affiliations [social and political] of complicity, but investing the decision also with the unique character that when people reach evaluations in favour of their larger communities, it doesn’t necessarily blemish their moral identity.

This therefore is a national call. In answering it, I go back to the template of my own parents who taught me that honest public service is the greatest asset a person can offer his community.

It was the same lesson I learnt from his biographical example when my own father returned home as a federal legislator in Lagos to take job as a local council official in Yola—its all about the community, and it is sometimes bigger than our personal egos.

NUHU RIBADU

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was thinking u would say that, pls do a good job like u did with Efcc, but this tym u'll enjoy the fruit of ur labor. cheers

ONYEDIKING said...

that is naija for you www.gideblog.com

KULUMBU said...

i do not in anyway see anything bad in accepting the offer. am personally conviced that Ribadu is clean and must we always allow the unclean one to rotten our dearest nation? NO.

Y.Tee said...

All na plenty noise, grammar and lies!
There is just one important point he is leaving out "deliberately".But we know this stunt is all about power and money.

Yetinde said...

Nice speech,i trust u always bt y nt have a fola adeola on ur commitee?

hersweetness said...

Mr Nuhu Ribadu, ve I ever told I love you! sincerely, u r a monarch of wisdom and patriotiam. wish d younger generation can just take after you......muah!

Mine said...

Kudos! we are rite behind you

Fearless! said...

Sounds good!
But after all this turenchi, I expect to see results!

Not only bringing all culprits to justice and re-routing all our Nation's monies from the "stomach" of all our corrupt politicians and business men but also seeing a positive impact on the economy and the citizens of Nigeria.

God Bless Nigeria!

Anonymous said...

Alhaji nuhu ribadu I don't knw why you think u owe us an explanation am getting sick of u on twitter. We understand, if u can't beat them join them.and salary is attractive too.

devour said...

we shall see !!!

Imma said...

You are a politician, we understand




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Anonymous said...

I no blame our man (Nuhu Ribadu) now, the man must chop kee...lol

Anonymous said...

Truth be told... Well done Ribadu.

Freedom said...

I don't understand the issue with Ribadu taking up this appointmemt...someone please explain! Thanks

Anonymous said...

There is really nothing wrong with him taking up an appointment but he should remember the fact that the only reason why he succeeded as EFCC chairman was because OBJ gave him maximum support,I doubt if GEJ(Mr incompetent)would do same.

Atobatele said...

Accepting the appointment in the larger interest of the nation is commendable. We all are groaning from the monstrous level corruption has attained in our society and agreed that it must be urgently and decisively tackled. If men of proven integrity and principle are offering to help in our collective effort to tackle the menace, they should be commended and supported. Ribadu is right. Resolving genuine national issues should transcend personal egos or parochial political interests.

As for those who worry that his appointment may be a set-up, let him worry about that since it is his personal decision. I am sure when he gets to that bridge he will cross it. No matter what, he at least will be counted on the side of history as having tried to help his country at a time when men of courage, honour and impeccable character are difficult to come by. This, for me, is much more honourable than joining the band-wagon of those who always take pleasure in perpetually sitting on the fence and condemning everything in the polity while watching things degenerate. Would those who are condemning Ribadu’s appointment rather the task was given to the same notoriously dubious people of yesteryear?

Anonymous said...

abegi the grammar too much it is obvious he talks too much infact three much sef

ezinne said...

I believe he might have been a good man once.however when he took up contesting for presidency under a Tinubu flagship,i lost all respect for him.till date he hasnt answered the question posed to him during the campaigns.he said it publicly that "Tinubu is a rogue of international standards".what happened to that.as eFCC boss,he pursued Tinubu with all purpose of having him jailed.while Tinubu remains innocent until proven otherwise,i know as do most people that he truly is a rogue of international standards which is why they havent been able to nail him down.my reasons for bringing this up is if Ribadu in a bid to be president can soil his self acclaimed reputation,whats all the hogwash he is trying to sell to us on accepting this.?

Anonymous said...

BEZ come carry your brother comot for hia!

Anonymous said...

Nigerian s sha! We r easy to fool gan ni why? Nuhu Ribadu was chosen by Dangote as efcc chairman for president Obasanjo,believe me i know wot i m talking about and he used him to hunt down his competitors. Who r d cabals Ribadu s called to address now? Tell me wot kind of job u think he ll do.? SMH o ma se o

emerald said...

shame on you..linda stop posting this GEJ people na. Abeg i dey

oscar said...

You are a hero , ride on

Anonymous said...

This man spent money in the last election o!!! He must owe plenty!!!
So this is his opportunity to collect back!!!
Honourable ke? We go see! Make we wait.

Anonymous said...

21-man Petroleum Revenue Special Task Force.
21? Why so many?
Seems to me that this "Special" Task Force is a dumping ground to appease old political foes.
HOW MUCH will each of these 21 cost Nigerians?
With Senators on ridiculous N250 Million plus a year each, I wonder what these 21 will cost us Nigerians!
How much will they save?
Will they accept eye-watering dollar bribes from Super Super rich Petroleum traders and marketers?

Anonymous said...

You are mad if you have something else to say pour it out. We fail to recognise the truth that's the problem.

Anonymous said...

my grammar ehh too much

St. Regg said...

The guy was obviously used to block the ACN ticket against Atiku. Politicians will never change. Its time to eat the fruit of ur labour.
Cheers bruv a Nigerian u truly are.

solojam said...

Chris Ukabam

Very unfortunate. Nigeria is a nation where the dog goes back to its vomit. It is a nation where those who have failed in leadership have refused to resign from office. While Ribadu was EFCC boss, Tinubu was a rogue of international standard. When he wanted presidency at all cost, Tinubu became an angel to Ribadu without being judged and acquitted. Ribadu is no better than the oil cabals until he proves otherwise. Anyway, Nigeria political empire is a market ground where the opportunistic ones go in to make enough money for generations unborn without any positive influence. My guy, you have every need to accept it. It's all about how much you will make within this period, not really how many you will found guilty. No one will ask you for that. Join the billionaires to make your own cash. its better for you now because until we see, Nigeria is not getting any better in the hands of cabals. May God save us. But are you really sure, sincerely sure your motive is to go and fight corruption as you claim or to to go and make more money, support corruption and prepare your way for relevancy towards 2015? Who knows.

Franklyyours said...

Shitty compensation for an erstwhile failure as presidential aspirant... just like my reaction to every other Naija stuff #whatever Nuhu, whatever! Tah!

Anonymous said...

Owo ....apekanuko

Anonymous said...

Really?? Mr Nuhu so you are going there to fight corruption? Indeed. It's saddens me that Nigerians are easily deceived and are d most gullible people on earth. A panel who is to fight corruption and is to report to d Minister of Petroleum ( Deziani) who for two years now have been having allegations upon allegations of corruption. (Non is been cleared to date). A panel to fight corruption and is to report to the cabals. Can't people see this is another of GEJ's lame tricks. Won't be surprised if by 2015 he comes tol tell us he's God sent and we vote for him again. Ribadu please save us d grammar. Go make ur money. That's what this is about. Ribadu, Lamido, El Rufai, Bankole etc the New generation of shame and deception. Shikena!!!

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