A leader must allow his emotional intelligence to kick-in even though some of his or her followers can make him lose his cool sometimes. People are stubborn but under democratic rule, leaders must learn to test issues of violations or disputes in our court system. The world has lost enough jobs due to COVID-19, yet those working in those hotels have now been added to the labour market. The world has lost billions of dollars to this pandemic, yet the cost of those destroyed facilities are now included.
Although as a leader, when you are too lenient with people; they say you are too weak and when you are harsh; they say you are too wicked. Your ability to strike a balance is the reason why you are the leader of the people. To be able to strike a balance between being overly strict or too weak is a major skill in leadership.
A different approach to the issue of demolition of Hotels in Rivers State by Governor Wike was demonstrated in Lagos by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu by taking over the facilities, or suspend them or shut down or rather convert the facilities to isolation centres. Former Governor of Oyo state, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi and Yinka Ayefele Music House Ibadan saga should have been a lesson to Governor Wike. Too bad the Governor has wielded a big stick. Yet again another loss to COVID-19.
Under democracy, the role of the court should not be taken over even with executive order six, less your leadership style will be tantamount to dictatorship. People will not forget your extras and excesses in the nearest future even though they flouted your order today. Two wrongs will never make a right and the later action is seen as using a sledgehammer to crack a nut.
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