By: Dauda Musbau
The Public Relation Officer II (P.R.O 2) of Students’ Union of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Arowolo Adam, boasted on social media that their administration is full of intellectual individuals.
Arowolo made the claim in the comment section of an open letter written to the president of the union, Comrade Lukman Sanusi, to spur him into taking decisive steps towards hitting the ground running and reassuring Danfodites that he is not a petty placeholder. The open letter was published by PEN PRESS UDUS on Sunday, July 2, 2023.
Swinging like a pendulum between Pidgin and standard English language, Arowolo wrote; “Make una rest abeg….. Find another topic to write on. M Sanusi led administration is made up of a group of intellectual individuals who are ready to serve Danfodites with their sweat. Just give us time.”
The open letter reads in part, “Sir, You would believe with me that one of the major mottos of Aluta is ‘Consultation Before Confrontation’, but I still can’t wrap my head around it, that till this moment, your administration is yet to have an official meeting with all the students’ associations presidents and all courses representatives to listen to their yearnings, seek their commitment in working together, ask where the loopholes are and proffer reasonable solutions.”
When Will You Serve Danfodites With Your Sweat?
“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from his passion, not position,” — John C. Maxwell
It seems Maxwell had the SU PRO ll in mind when he said this, positing that passion is what makes a great leader and not the position he sauntered into by an accident of lack of opposition.
Dear PRO II, Danfodites are in dire need of action rather than hollow words flaunting your latent capacity.
To What Extent Do You Want Time?
On May 30, 2023, 24 hours after the inauguration of President Bola Ahmad Tinubu as the Executive President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A Nigeria Citizen, Aderonke Okeleye, wrote an open letter to him in the DailyTrust newspaper, detailing the expectation of Nigerians from his administration.
Part of the letter reads: “The youth of Nigeria yearn to be included in the government, transcending the barriers of tribalism and partisanship. We desire a government that functions efficiently and works for the betterment of all citizens…”
It is so surprising that after 30 days in office, the UDUS SU is still requesting for additional time to do the needful. We all know the consequence of dilly-dallying on responsibilities. If you can’t start now, when will you begin?
Remember, nothing starts until you start. When you start, everything starts.
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The Writer: Dauda Musbau is a Pen Press Reporter and Campus Ambassador with Edugist. He can be reached via +2347033236993 or firstname.lastname@example.org