|Barr. Kayode Ajulo|
The Chairman of the board of Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC), Bar. Kayode Ajulo has said that democratic system of government that fails to engender socio-economic development cannot survive.
The Legal Practitioner who made the assertion while interacting with news reporters in Akure stated that the essence of democracy is the promotion of societal growth and development adding that anything short of this is an aberration.
Kayode Ajulo who bemoaned the slow pace of development of most African countries, charged politicians who are occupying leadership positions to shun selfishness and greed.
He was of the opinion that the major problem hindering the developing countries in Africa from becoming developed countries is abuse of office through various forms of corrupt practices by majority of the leaders.
According to him, those who were recently appointed in Ondo State by Governor Olusegun Mimiko should not regard such appointments as political patronage but a call to serve God and humanity.
He said: "To me, whoever is appointed and fails to live up to expectation must be asked to resign to pave way for a more competent person. Thank God, Ondo State is blessed with remarkable human resources. Thousands are outside there that can do it better. So it's a rare privilege for anybody to be called to serve. What I want our people to know is that if they cannot perform in a small position they cannot be entrusted with a higher position. This is the reason why we must perform our responsibilities in the best of our abilities thereby demonstrating our readiness for higher leadership positions. No leader can bring a nonentity to government and entrust him or her with a leadership position. This is why we must justify the confidence reposed in us".
When asked why despite being a known social critic he accepted the new appointment, Ajulo interjected thus "to be disinterested in the governance of your people is a worst form of living, to criticize the government is good but to take part in the government for the benefit of all is pretty better"
While reiterating the readiness of his board to reposition OSRC, Kayode who is an alumni of the prestigious Aquinas College, Akure and University of Jos, Jos assured that every identified lapses will be corrected to ensured that the objectives of setting up the media outfit are achieved.
"Very soon, our people will see a new OSRC because we are going to put necessary measures in place to ensure that it becomes one of the best media organizations in the Nigeria”, the activist lawyer concluded.