Shiru and The Gullible Wailers

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It has been said that human beings are a very difficult bunch to please. They find it hard to acknowledge good done to them and nothing perfectly delineates that notion like the insincere and unfair ‘ wailing’ directed at Lokoja local government council sole administrator, Hon Shiru Lawal
Say what you want about this man, but it is an established fact that he is the best thing that has ever happened to the local government area council. Since his appointment into the office, Shiru has not failed to recognise the fact that politics and leadership are all about service to the people.
In a country or state where administrators lack continuity in governance, Shiru has maintained an impressive continuity in governance; he completed all the abandoned projects inherited from his predecessors at local level. Not forgetting his gigantic developmental projects which he renovate, rehabilitate and reconstruct from scratch  among which is the office of Maigari of Lokoja, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Dr Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi |||, the chairman Lokoja traditional council of chiefs.
Some politicians hold the belief of destroying oppositions legacies but shiru believes in the principle that people must express their wishes and that these wishes are quite sacrosanct. Thus, leadership, according to him, must be centred on the principle of service, accepting constructive criticism and above all, selflessness.
It is also said that people don’t really know the value of what they have until they lose it. As a true democrat , within the last two years, the administrator has invested massively in the development of physical infrastructure in the local government like construction of motorize boreholes and primary health care centres across the local government. His efforts have since returned the local government to her true place and enviable status being the capital of the state, a feat that has also accelerated urban and rural renewals.
As a quiet achiever that he is, the land mark achievements of Shiru’s administration are not limited to the massive provision of construction of  motorized borehole and allied infrastructure, but a massive youth and women empowerment, educational institutions at primary and secondary levels, as well as integrated urban and rural healthcare facilities.
His smart and judicious use of the very little resources available at his disposal has earned him numerous national and state recognition which has made the opposition party and opponent’s of team  so envious that they scramble around to concoct lies, in order to stain his image and reputation . But have they succeeded in that ill venture ? No. On the contrary, the people of Lokoja just love him more.
But as the insincere wailers continue to talk ill about this excellent administrator and amazing leader, it is worthy of note that there are so many ways in which the administrator has carried out improvement in the socio – economic and political advancement of the local government that have been highlighted and are still being talked about by the good people of Lokoja local government area.
Shiru is not a man that is deterred by negative talks, this is also evident in the fact that Lokoja is still a developing town despite the administrator being in his last 6 month in office as tenure extension is in place. Shiru  has done a lot to be remembered for and he is always out to do his best. Essentially, no one can deny others from making out their opinions about whomever they dislike but such opinions, in my view, must be constructive, devoid of imaginary negative perception and should wear human face.
The absence of these simple characteristics in any expressed view, perhaps, could make one a ‘ sadist and noble savage ’. It is a piety that we still have someone that does not travel outside his domain at this jet age to see how Shiru has carried out revolution in development of the local government council.
It is left for any one to accept all these or not but the fact must not be thrown to the dogs for whatever reason. This is why the insincere wailers of Shiru’s legacy cannot be right and one is pretty sure that with these enormous achievements of Talk and Do and his administration, posterity will surely judge them justly. Our most merciful God is the ultimate judge.
– Abbas Yahaya

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