COMRADE FOR TITTLE OR COMRADE FOR VALUE?
Usman Rayyanu Dabai
Faculty of Physical Science,
Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,
Abstractly, leadership is a burden vested on the person(s) responsible.It transforms you from one who thinks for himself to one who think for others.
Therefore one who lacks the ability to think, account, compartmentalize, integrate & unite, differentiate unfavorable situations and above all cater for the welfare of his followers and fight for their financial freedom could possibly lead with regard to some circumstances but, literally is not a Responsible leader.
I have always said this “A Responsible leader is he who is responsive to his responsibilities”.
It is quite unfortunate how some students come to look for a post just to be recognised on the environment and get reputation that will last for no more than one academic session. Which in turn if not properly used, tarnish your image for life.
What preserves or makes your presence felt is that legacy that you have left while in office that touched the heart of your people. Here, you would be recommended, remembered and respected.
Students Unionism has produced numerous valuable and sound National icons in Nigeria. On the other hand, it has also in its might produced the likes of Labaran Maku as well as Dino Malaye (who are known to be power mongers, selfish, greedy and self-centered).
“True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well”.
Respected Students Union leaders, know that progress is doing what is right not doing what people want, what you do today with the little power given to you predicts what you will do should the expandable power be given to you in the future.
And obviously, the size of your office only earn you power but certainly respect is given to whom its due.
REMEMBER: It is indeed human tragedy that nothing last forever.
I will pause the track here for energy saving.
But then, I have a question; ARE YOU FOR THE TITLE OR FOR VALUE?
God bless #ResponsibleLeaders
God bless #Abusites
God bless #YouAll.
Yours in struggle
Usman Rayyan Dabai