Over time, the on-air personality and his radio programs has garnered appreciable goodwill and relatively broad listeners. This is good for the radio station and its anchor person whose name is Jimi Disu.
But recently, the anchor seems to be losing focus because of its misplaced focus on trivialities that sacrificed issues and institutions on the altar of facts and fairness. The program is taking listeners for granted by feeding them with sponsored nuts packaged with deceitfully colourful nylon. Otherwise, what could have informed the unnecessary persistent focus of the program’s anchorman on Tunji Bello, the immediate past Secretary to Lagos State government and newly appointed commissioner for the environment & water resources.
He initially started by talking about a phantom sickness of Bello once his name was announced as a commissioner nominee. Yet, he is not a doctor nor could he provide evidence of a doctor’s recommendation to buttress his malicious assertion. To him, his unfounded medical allegations should serve as enough ground for Bello’s appointment as commissioner to be nullified. Human beings as a mortal can fall sick but a certified doctor is only allowed to comment on one’s medical fitness, not any radio personality. After all, it is not beyond Jimi Disu himself, as a mere mortal, to fall sick. Also, at the current debilitating state of Lagos environment being a consequence of abject neglect in years past, it is no doubt that someone with a panoramic understanding of the state’s environment should be appointed and this the current governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, has found in Bello and Jimi Disu can not fault Bello’s competence, hence the need for him to keep his silence.
On Jimi Disu’s unrigorous querying of Bello ‘stooping low’ from SSG to accept the position of a commissioner clearly shows the personal agenda of this program against Bello. History is replete with instances of selfless political service globally. Former Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzak Rabin after losing his position in an election served as foreign minister in his successor’s government. Chief Olorunfunmi Bashorun served as SSG during Gov. Lateef Jakande’s government from 1979-1983 but upon Jakande’s re-election served as commissioner for education.
To Jimi Disu’s jaundiced view, this surely must be wrong and a misnomer. To the current reality, Sanwoolu served as commissioner for establishment and later agreed to serve as managing director of LSDPC from where he was elected as the current governor of Lagos state. This should serve a lesson in selflessness to Jimi Disu. He should leave Bello alone and focus more on purposeful essence on this otherwise good program.
Again, what does Jimi Disu want from Tunji Bello? Let him come out and tell us.
Omolaja Amosun, Sango Ota, Ogun state.