The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege stated at the public presentation of Senator Sadiq Umah’s book “How I Became A Senator in 30 Days”, that upcoming politicians should imbibe the culture of humility as this is the biggest attribute needed in serving.
DSP Omo-Agege then made an example of using the former President Olusegun Obasanjo who ruled Nigeria twice both as Nigeria’s military Head of State and later as the first civilian president of the 4th republic he attributed this feat to his humility.
Omo-Agege, according to a statement from his media office on Friday, titled, ‘Omo-Agege tasks political leaders on humility’, stated this in Abuja on Thursday.
Omo-Agege cited the case of Obasanjo, “who rose to become Nigerian leader both in military and civilian administrations by virtue of his humility.”
“The biggest attribute that we need to serve, which our upcoming politicians should imbibe, is that of humility.
“We have been told of a joke in the past by a former Head-of-State and President.
“He told us that people said he was ‘mumu’. ‘Mumu’ is a euphemism for humility. He may not necessarily be the poster child for humility in Nigeria today but he succeeded.
“He (Obasanjo) said people said he was ‘Mumu’, yet he became Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters which was the de facto number two position in the country at that time.
“They said he was ‘Mumu’, he became head-of-state. They said he was ‘Mumu’ and he became an elected President and was reelected.
“That is what our colleague, Chairman Rules and Business, Senator Sadiq Umah represents.”
The Delta Central lawmaker said that dedicated service to the people in humility would contribute immensely to putting the nation on a path of progress and prosperity.
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