By: Andy Akporugo Jr –
I watched Mr Abubakar Malami SAN today at the public hearing of the House Committee on Maina and I am finally bowled over by the powerful arguments he made for appointment as private secretary to Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari GCFR. That office demands more loyalty than competence. The one he currently holds requires the reverse!
And there is this other lawyer who defends his claim under oath that Maina is still being paid salaries by the Federal Government, not by presenting any evidence of payment but by shamelessly making a silly argument, under audience violently procured by a seemingly armed and deranged Maina goon, that in fact he should be paid!
Perhaps considered along with his recent history deluged by televised proud incompetence, street hustle and ethical poverty, it may be wise nowadays to expect less and much less from the Nigerian lawyer. Those who want more regard, may have to demand it by positively differentiating themselves from the others. Group reverence is a value we may have to court consciously, for restoration!