Things will get better in Nigeria from May 29. Big men in government can no longer beat traffic any more and even push Nigerians out of the road simply because we voted them into political office.
The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered all security personnel attached to him as well as his official escorts to obey traffic rules like all other Nigerians on the road, at all times.
Buhari was quoted as saying obedience to the law would be the guiding philosophy of his administration, adding that “without leadership by example, the ordinary citizens would become copycats of the lawlessness of their leaders.”
This, according to a statement signed by the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential campaign council, Mallam Garba Shehu, is a demonstration of Buhari’s leadership style.
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The President-elect explained that the “arrogance of power, lawlessness and disregard for the rights and convenience of fellow citizens will have no place in his government.”
According to him, for leaders to inspire respect, they must obey the laws, adding that when leaders treat the country’s laws with contempt, they would be sending the wrong message to the citizens.
Buhari lamented a situation where fellow citizens “are punished at traffic points and public roads because of the arrogant lawlessness of the leaders.”
He said in a democracy, leaders should not inflict inconveniences and other unbearable ordeals on the citizens for their own comfort.