Feb 19, 2011
“At the occasion, held at Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Square, Igbatoro Road, Akure, the pet project of Mrs Mimiko, tagged: ‘The Maternal Pulse Foundation (MPF), was launched.
It is a non-governmental organisation set up to access global intellectual asset base, to introduce new methods and techniques into the capacities to care for and save more lives.“
There goes the reported launch of Mrs. Mimiko’s own Non-governmental Organisation as reported in the Nation Newspaper.
The first question that springs to mind, any critical mind, is what does the bold parts above mean ? What does that actually mean ?
Isn’t that function for the various, already under-worked government Health Ministries and agencies ?
And how will another NGO setup to introduce new methods and techniques into the capacities to care the citizens of Ondo state remotely ?
Sometimes, you get the feeling we actually speak more english than the Oyinbos. More and more of English that gets nothing done.
And speaking of another shiny-new-NGO-in-town, Dr. Obadare of the University of Kansas words in this incisive essay [Pastor Adeboye And The Nigeian State: President Jonathan's Kneeling Intervention] comes to mind:
There is a reason Haiti is referred to as a “Republic of NGOs”. At more than 3,000, the country has the highest number of NGOs per capita in the world; all apparently working really hard to rescue it from its storied poverty. In actual fact, over the past decade, the number of NGOs operating in Haiti has increased every year. Within the same period, the country has become consistently poorer. NGOs many not be the cause of Haiti’s poverty. What is clear is that they are not the solution.
Isn’t time the Ondo state government actually start thinking about problems and addressing them at the root ?
The report goes further to state:
“The programme was attended by Governor Mimiko, his deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi and other top government officials.”
In serious climes, where the governors understand the potency and value of the trust reposed in them by the governed, this will be nothing but abuse of office.
Unless, of course you are willing to provide evidence that Governor Mimiko and his deputy and other top government officials attend all NGO launch in and within Ondo state. That no doubt, is not only the case, it is impractical.
The Ondo state government has nothing to do with the business, the Non-governmental business of Mrs. Mimiko. Truth be told.
If one is willing to stretch the imagination, there goes another government wuru-wuru business…