Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dedicate just 20 per cent of his governance time and resources to the past administration and the many acts of corruption that happened with it.
Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo went on to advise the president to adopt the Pareto’s Principle in governance which will ensure that the Federal Government dedicates a bare 20 per cent of its resources to going after perceived looters, while 80 per cent is given to creating an enabling environment for Nigerians. He said if Buhari fails to do this, he might use up all of his time in office in a merry go around with thieves and looters who have very little to offfer the country save for the looted funds the might have already spent.
Addressing journalists at the 10th edition of the annual widows New Year party in Ode-Omu, Osun State, he said:
“President Buhari is a man of great integrity, who wants the best for the country. But if he spends all his time pursuing looters, the majority of us who did not steal will suffer”.
“Therefore, he must use the Pareto’s Principle to approach governance. If you have your eyes permanently on the rear view mirror, you cannot drive fast. The past deserves just 20 per cent attention.”
The Pareto Principle is a principle, named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, that specifies an unequal relationship between inputs and outputs. The principle states that, for many phenomena, 20% of invested input is responsible for 80% of the results obtained. In other words, 80% of consequences stem from 20% of the causes. It is also referred to as the “Pareto rule” or the “80/20 rule”.
It was apparent that Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo made the statement with regards to the fact that since President Buhari came into power, his administration has been called a witch hunt that was purposely set up to trap top government officials from the former administration. As much as Buhari has denied this allegation, it holds true that he has devoted plenty of time to travelling, meeting with other world leaders and hunting looters than he has in actually making the changes he promised happen.
Not to forget that his name has come up a number of times in the said witch hunt but has been cleverly ignored to the consternation of the public.