I first listened to this TEDx talk in January when no one knew Lamido Sanusi would be crowned this year. One need to listen to it to draw conclusion, however I knew that in order to understand how deep-rooted Nigeria issues were, one will need to be part of a certain group – what common people like me see is like the tip of the iceberg. Needless to say, this speech made me realise how important it is that we all as Nigerians must contribute whatever we can/able to lift us all from the rot.
You can imagine my joy when he was crowned as the new Emir of Kano on the 8th of June this year. Nigeria needs not just a patriotic traditional Obas, but intelligent ones across the whole country. Those that will use their experience and position of power entrusted in them to effect positive change in people. Those that understood that freedom for one child should really be translated to freedom for all children.
I know our Obas are friends, to a large extent, they do meet and socialise. Although Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II is way up north and me in the south – eyes are on him and we do hope to draw positive examples from him.