Habiba Abubakar - Choosing a Better Leader

As leader of the nonprofit charity organization Elderly and the Poor, Hajia Habiba Abubakar feels an ongoing obligation to give voice to those without the means to protest. An advocate of the poor, disenfranchised and neglected populations of Nigeria, Abubakar has recently expressed her dissatisfaction with the unresponsiveness of the current presidential administration through the article Battling Terrorism: A Tale of Two Leaders, Francoise Hollande, Goodluck Jonathan.

In the recently published article, Habiba Abubakar does her best to examine the differences between current French president Francoise Hollande and current Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, particularly the stark difference between how each leader has faced and dealt with the occurrence of tragedy in each of the respected nations. The recent Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, she says, was met quickly and passionately by President Hollande, while a same-day attack by the Boko Haram in Nigeria resulted in little to no response by President Jonathan, who she claims to have continued on with his current presidential campaign undeterred.

While President Hollande took immediate action to both identify and sympathize with the victims of the latest Paris attack, says Habiba Abubakar, the Boko Haram assault, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people, was met with indifference, particularly by the leaders that should care about it the most. Abubakar claims Jonathan’s response to not only be one of indifference, but to also be heartless, and to question both his and his administration’s leadership and management of the situation. In short, Abubakar has in effect condemned the president’s lack of response as inhuman.

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