Deputy Managing Director of the Sun Newspapers, Mr. Femi Adesina has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to “walk the talk” instead of the “continuous talk approach” which he claims the government has maintained since inception over a year ago.
Adeshina was speaking on Channels Television’s weekend breakfast show Sunrise Saturday where Nigeria’s 53 year old journey after independence was analysed.
He said “I want to see a president that is a doer, not just a talker. I know that government has to plan but if you spend all the time planning saying we will do, we will do this, we will do this, when are you going to do it?”
Adeshina also noted that government is periodic not everlasting like the proverbial army barracks where soldiers come and go but the barracks remains the same.
He also had special praise for the previous military regimes that ruled the country saying “In 1999 before the military left, I was on leave I took my car and drove to Akwa Ibom on a holiday, I spent about a week, I came back, I drove back to Lagos, I can’t do that today”
Despite maintaining that he prefers democracy any day, Adeshina lamented on the dangers that come with driving through the same road he took over a decade ago.