Date: April 16, 2021, 08:48:29 AM
How white man’s comment made me join politics — Doyin Okupe: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
“I called one of them (whites); his name is David. I said you guys look so average. How come your society is better than ours?“What he said shocked me. He said: ‘The UK is run by five percent of the most brilliant, wealthiest and the progressives of the population— that is the top of the pyramid. But in your country (Nigeria), it is the bottom of the pyramid that your leaders come from’.
Asked why he could not make the much difference he desired, Dr. Doyin Okupe blamed it on “the structure and nature of our politics.”He recalled an instance when he mooted the idea of creating a national IT platform with a guru, “a first-class person on IT matters”, heading it.The plan did not materialise because some powerful people felt “what’s wrong with you? You create such an important platform and want an Ibo person to head it’?”