Sequel to the visit of the Honourable minister of Mines and steel development and his state counterpart; Architect Olamilekan Adegbite and Dr Uchechukwu Samson Ogah and the Senate committe on Mines, steel and metallurgy to Kogi state,welcomed by the Deputy Governor; Chief Edward David Onoja on behalf of the Governor, they announced to the admiration of leaders and kogites the nomination of Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris,FCA, as member of the Ajaokuta presidential project implementation team.

Without micing words, this is a profound nomination by Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello. This is a cheering news for all kogites. This is a great plus to the new direction government. It’s also a clear pointer to the frantic effort launched earlier by the Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello led administration to see to the resuscitation and revival of Ajaokuta steel company, globally adjudged as the bedrock of our industrialization as a nation. Therefore, the worthy task of bringing the company back to life been embarked upon by His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello further validates his stellar leadership qualities, visionary disposition and penchant for good governance- enhancing the livelihood and welfare of the people and state.

A possessor of eagle eye vision and heart of progressivism for the nation like President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello will greatly appreciate the ongoing commitment towards reactivating ASCL that seem to have become a national waste and disgrace. Successive administrations effort has been fruitless and unproductive. Its needless to mention that the string of benefits is almost endless when the presidential implementation team works out Ajaokuta to it working mode. Jobs will be too numerous,while adjoining businesses around mines and steel,even beyond, will gain momentum and our industrialization drive as a nation will find a fertile ground to manifest.

As to the nomination cum choice of Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris,FCA, it has further reinforced the trust, confidence and believe of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello on his capacity, character and competence to always deliver on responsibilities placed on his shoulders. He will massively add value to the delivery process of the committee in no small measure with his sound administrative prowess, rooted Financial expertise and pragmatic Economic knowledge as Kogi state Commissioner of Finance, Budget and economic planning and chairman of Kogi state Economic team. Undoubtedly, he parades a resumee that makes his choice best and appropriate for membership of such high level committee.

Truly, “Better no dey hide” cliche, which forms the heading of my article sometimes ago has further established the truism that a ripe mango can’t hide from many seekers of it nutritional pleasure. Mukadam Asiwaju Asiru Idris,FCA; Better no dey hide article is a direct propagation of his purposeful and goal oriented leadership that has earned him recognition of all shades. Again, nobody with sublime mix of Character and capacity like MAAI can escape great responsibilities, because such few people are transformational leaders whose midas touch comes with solutions and positive changes. That’s the overwhelming tale of the man called MAAI.

This leads me to examine the Yoruba concept of Orí. Orí literally means head- The most important part of the body. In Yoruba cosmology,it refers to one’s spiritual intuition and destiny. In my church , Redeemed Christian Church of God,we call it divine intervention. That’s why we pray. Because we believe that unless the Lord builds the house,it’s builders labour in vain.

Inspite of political maneuvering and diverse onslaught against his person,God did not just make ease his affairs, he triumph and subsequently comes with double strides of favour and blessings. In his rich profile today, he was the past chairman of Forum of all commissioners of Finance in Nigeria, Past chairman and now Co-chair of the state Economic team, Chairman Post Covid-19 stimulus and recovery committe, Chairman of Forum of all commissioners in kogi state and the tripartite commissioner of Finance, Budget and Economic planning to the Glory of God. And In all this assignments, he came out unruffled with great accomplishment that smacks excellence output.

Today, he has been nominated as a member of Ajaokuta presidential project implementation team- it’s the work of Orí

Just as he has never disappointed in the numerous task assigned to him in the past and now, it’s our resolute believe he will make the confluence state proud by working assidiously with the team to make sure Ajaokuta steel company Limited (ASCL) is brought to an optimal efficiency and operation for the benefit of unemployed kogites and Nigerians and majorly industrialization of our nation.

On the flip side, those who touted ineptitude and unsavoury words yesterday about MAAI can now come forward for restitution and forgiveness for deliberately allowing their emotions and hatred to take a better part of their sanity. MAAI is a man of Grace whose steady rise and strenght is derived from above.

He’s a harbinger of bold ideas and an ideology thats meant for an appropriate time.

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