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The Accidental Public Servant Paperback – February 5, 2013
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Even for me and I venture say for everyone, but a miniscule of Nigerians and others, this book contains several profound revelations and insights of the inner workings of the Nigerian state.
Want understand Nigeria? Well, then, simply put, this book is "the gold standard" blueprint available anywhere to understanding Nigeria, for both Nigerians and others. It is by far the most intimate, the most comprehensive, fair-minded, boot-on-the-ground book ever written on the psychology behind the Nigerian state, from the beginning to now and way into the future. This is first rate mosaic of information written by the most level-headed actor and observer of Nigeria I know.
The book covers politics, corruption, rule of law, leadership, incompetence, waste, tribal, regional and religious loyalties and examples of valiant efforts to rise above it all.Read more ›
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One striking truth in this book that I am sure most will agree with is that we have through our apathy left the political space predominantly to rogues, charlatans, opportunist, dishonorable men and women who don't posses the zeal, capability, and capacity to take advantage of the moment for the advancement of Nigeria. This we must change, and as El Rufai has demonstrated, this will take sacrifice stepping out of our present comfort, and the courage to stand, and stand straight and firm for that matter, against the barrage of distractions, both from detractors and praise singers, and the onslaught from the enemies of our progress.
What I have read is a honest, albeit bold, recollection of events in our polity from a man who came, saw, performed and now sharing valuable experiences to deepen our democracy. Anyone who has a contrary or opposing recollection of events should please take up the challenge and enlighten the public through their own publication, we definitely need more books like this.
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Very good by El-Rufai, it completely change my view on African politics. Everyone aspiring to public services in the continent should read this book.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
On the second chapter. This is not a boring memoir. It is actually a pretty good book. It teaches you about history and life lessons.Published 13 months ago by Bola
This book provided great insight into the secrets of Nigerian Government. Recommended for young Nigerians who need to be enlightened.Published on June 14, 2013 by Michael Ike
Very glad I purchased the book. It not only arrived on time but also new. I must say that the contents far outweighed all expectationsPublished on April 17, 2013 by Ekbasis
This book is a revelation of events that happen in government and public service in Nigeria. He has been a major player in government and is competent to discuss the inner... Read morePublished on March 27, 2013 by kehinde Thomas
Worth every cent, very revealing and informing, I hope more courageous and honest public servants will have the dignity and courage of Nasir El-rufai. Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by Abdullahi sani
I read it within a week it was gripping . Individuals and organisations with any form of stake in Nigeria should read his account of serving in public office. Read morePublished on March 21, 2013 by Lola Banjoko