A good leader and manager is not the one that chases his staff, team or people around daily to get things done. A successful, efficient and effective manager and leader is one who trains and mentors his team to do the right thing; whether he is around or not. He is not afraid to let them take charge because he has given them all the tools, training and motivation they need to deliver and they trust him.

So, while Nigeria’s Leader and CEO, Muhammadu Buhari was away to the United Kingdom, the system kept running.

Some Proof

Pictured here is another batch of hundreds of pipes just shipped in for the ongoing $2.8bn Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project of 614km ready to be transported via the Warri-Itakpe rail line that the CEO had already ensured was working.

Recall that in April 2021, 96 pipes for the Project were first delivered from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state using the rail line. The conveyance by rail was made possible through the efforts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, a major stakeholder in the project. The delivery by rail ensures lesser delivery cost, faster delivery time and greater safety, protection of our roads and more.

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That locomotive, which began journey at 11.05am on 8th April 2021, carried 96 pipes at once, an equivalent of 32 trailers on the road. Think about that for a moment.

The AKK Gas Pipeline project represents phase one of the 1,300km-long Trans-Nigerian Gas Pipeline (TNGP) project, which is being developed as part of Nigeria’s Gas Master Plan to utilise the country’s surplus gas resources for power generation as well as for consumption by domestic customers. The TNGP project also forms part of the proposed 4,401km-long Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP) to export natural gas to customers in Europe.

Another Proof

Whilst the CEO was away in the UK, the Nigerian Military continued to share ‘hampers’ to bandits, terrorists and other “misbehaving” elements in the nation, especially in the North East and North West. All with the brand new monster birds of the air and other sophisticated language teaching tools already procured and provided for it by the CEO.

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The proof that the language is being heard loud and clear and well understood is in the sheer number of notorious bandits and top level terrorists that have continued to either be neutralised, captured or surrendered. The increasing calm security wise nationwide is another proof.

Crux Of the matter

That is what we are talking about – INFRASTRUCTURE.

Real, verifiable and tangible infrastructure which build the economy, ensure a better and sustainable life for the citizenry and guarantee enduring national security. Not stomach infrastructure for a privileged few, with no foundation to stand on.

When we commend and even praise, we do so based on verifiable information and facts. Not propaganda. Join other patriotic Nigerians, if you have not. Let us make the journey for Nigeria’s rebirth faster. It is well, truly and verifiably on course. Do not be left out.

© Dr Uche Diala