As little as David he could end the reign of Goliath, whom everyone avoided. Goliath was a colossus who reigned and felt like he owned the world. He felt no one, not even little David, could dare him.
Those who tried him met their Waterloo. Goliath became a temporary lord until David’s arrival and courageous desire to eliminate him.
David’s account is enough for anyone to learn that no one is God. It goes a long way to teach us that God has powers and that it is only muscles that humans should brag about.
Comrade Philip Shaibu is a perfect example of David, whose strength lies above. He believes that power comes from God and that He alone gives it. He counts on Him at all times, day and night. Shaibu should be supported on the grounds of competence, not whether he comes from a selected Senatorial District.
Comrade Philip Shaibu is a Nigerian politician born on December 1, 1969, in Kaduna to Pastor Francis Shaibu and Lucy Momoh. He hails from Jattu Uzairue in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. Shaibu is an alumnus of the University of Jos, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree (Honours) in Accounting in 2000. He was the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) between 2000 and 2001. Shaibu also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Benin, which he obtained in 2015.
Shaibu began his political career as a member of the Edo State House of Assembly, where he represented Etsako West Constituency under the Action Congress (AC) platform in 2007. While he was at the Edo State House of Assembly, he was elected as the majority leader on February 24, 2010, after Rt. Hon. Zakawanu Garuba was impeached as the Edo state House of Assembly Speaker.
Shaibu was a member of the National Assembly, representing the Etsako federal constituency from June 2015 to March 2016. He was elected as the Deputy Governor of Edo State in 2016 and has been serving in that capacity since then.
Shaibu is known for his goodwill, refined character, and ideas, and he has the ideas to pilot a state like Edo that needs a grassroots servant-leader approach. He believes that power comes from God and that He alone gives it, and he counts on Him at all times, day and night.
Shaibu is a perfect example of David, whose strength lies above, and he should be supported on the grounds of competence and not whether or not he comes from a selected Senatorial District.
In addition to his political career, Shaibu has been involved in youth activism and empowerment, gender equality, and positive change. He is one man who believes in 100 percent loyalty. Shaibu has fulfilled his divine purpose, and he has remained unwaveringly loyal to Governor Obaseki and the principles of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to which they both belong.
Comrade Philip Shaibu is a competent and experienced politician who has the potential to lead Edo State to greater heights. He is endowed with experience as a lawmaker before becoming a Deputy Governor. Shaibu’s positive public facts include his involvement in youth activism and empowerment, gender equality, and positive change. He is also known for his goodwill, refined character, and ideas, and he has the experience to pilot a state like Edo that needs a grassroots servant-leader approach.
Assin Godstime writes in from Benin-City
2022 UPU Awardee.