Thursday, 8 December 2016

Re. Brain Drain In The Young Political Class By Sadiq Tijjani Inuwa

Honorable S.A to the katsina State Governor, Hassan Usman Datti made a post yesterday title Brain Drain in the political Class targeted at young intellectual critics of the Masari led administration which I felt should not go unreplied.

Before going deep in to the content I found it expedient to X-ray the meaning of Brain Drain in relation to the post and put it in to proper perspective.

According to Merriam Webster Online Dictionary, the term Brain Drain 'refers to the departure of educated or professional people from one country, economic sector or field for another usually for better or living condition'. Basically there are 3 types of Brain drain which includes; Geographical (emigration from the area of residence), Industrial (movement from one sector of the of an industry to another) and finally Organizational which denotes the flight of talented, creative, and highly qualified employees from large corporations that occurs when employees perceive the direction and leadership of the company to be unstable or stagnant, and thus, unable to keep up with their personal and professional ambition.

Going by the above meaning and looking at the types of Brain drain the most closely related to the claim of Mr. SA is organizational Brain drain which we can safely assumed that the honorable SA in his wisdom understands Brain drain in this context to mean the young intellectuals in katsina who are criticizing the APC led administration instead of supporting her. By branding these young political class as brain drain by extension simply means they were being hijacked by the opposition unpatriotic elements to destabilize Governor AMB's administration.

These argument/ assertion cannot hold water. This is because constructive or even destructive (if there is any) criticisms are part and parcel if not the basic ingredients of democracy. Criticisms play a greater role in shaping and keeping any government on her toes. It serves as an antidote to help wake up any administration form their perceived slumber. No genuine or significant success can be recorded without credible opposition working side by side with critics. They help a particular regime to realize where it erred and work towards making the necessary corrections.
When critics especially those from my constituency (the social media) worked tirelessly to ensure the demise of past administration they were hailed as objective and patriotic citizens. Now that they are demanding for good governance, competence, accountability and transparency, they were dismissed as 'brain drain young political class who were engaged in total condemnation and unobjective criticism to APC led administration' this is unfair.
You said "these government both at national and state level came up with long term benefit policies well known to everyone"  but it is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf that the APC led administration failed to live up to the expectations. So far they have performed below average. We voted them in to power to fix not aggravate our problems. Under their watch living condition went from bad to worst.

Truth be told that the Masari led administration is trying in the health sector. The renovation and expansion of General hospitals is commendable. But we have to understand that transformation of healthcare goes beyond renovation and expansion of hospitals. Our local clinic and dispensaries are in dire need of qualified personnel and adequate supply of drugs. The same thing applies to education. While some the schools are dilapidated and therefore in need of renovation. Painting of renovated schools with party color seems to be a bad idea. The color according to researches is incompatible to our weather. Beyond that, most of the schools are understaffed and the learning materials are not adequate.
While our farmers buy fertilizer at the rate of N 10,000 per bag, government cannot claim to have improved agriculture. And for the technical skills injected in to the sector we are yet to see any.

We believed that this administration needs our collective support to succeed. In my opinion, the best way the best kind of support we can give to this administration is by way of constructive criticism to keep it on her toes. After all, if the government eventually succeeds the credit goes to the Governor. His name will be written in gold and if he fails to deliver it is him that will be blame. The critics got nothing out of it. His name will hardly be remembered.
May Governor Aminu Bello Masari Succeeds.
Allah raya jihar katsina.

Sadiq Tijjani Inuwa wrote from Bakori, katsina state.
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