Dear Mr. Acting President,
Thank you for your decision to bring back some discipline into the governance of our great nation by your decision to start all over and pick a cabinet that will not only be loyal to you but will also be professional and dedicated to serving Nigeria.
This letter is intended to vouch for and draw your attention to Hon. Ademola R Seriki, the former Minister of State for Interior. I reside in the United States and was very proud of the way he handled our situation when he visited in January this year. The humility and dedication to duty of the minister amazed most of us living here in the United States. Let me plead that this man be given the opportunity to continue serving our nation.
Why do I recommend Hon. Seriki? Everyone recalls the blizzard this year during which the whole of the east coast of the US was paralyzed. In the middle of one of this winter storms, the former minister drove for almost six hours under very dangerous conditions just because he had promised to keep an appointment with Nigerians based in Maryland and Washington DC.
At first no one believed that he would risk the weather just to keep an appointment with us because that was not our experience with Nigerian “big men”. To compound matters, he agreed to grant us an interview on short notice and we became convinced after our discussion that this was a man who had the interest of his country at heart and is willing to go to great lengths through leadership by example.
When asked during our conversation why he drove all that way in such bad weather he said that he made a promise and he does not break his promises. That sold me on the man.
The former minister did not only stop in Washington DC/Maryland, he travelled all over the US to make sure that the process is put in place to make it easier for Nigerians to obtain the new e-passport. This has indeed made life easier for a lot of us in the US and we are indeed grateful.
My name is Uche Honnah and I am the national president of the Anioma Association, USA. I believe you will be doing the right thing by retaining Hon. Ademola Seriki.
Your humble servant,