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1. Donald Trump does whatever he likes in the United States with, "Strong Institutions," of over 200 years old.

His political party, Republican Party have also been in existence for similar years as a, "Strong Institution."

Yet, they all can't stop a rampaging strong man.
2. In July 2009, Barack Obama, on a tour of Ghana and Kenya famously said in Ghana, "Africa needs Strong Institutions and not, Strong Men."

This was immediately taken by Political Scientist and Democrats across Africa as the, "Holy Grail," of Democratic development in Africa.
3. Obama cited Nigeria's case of the mid 60s as an example, where Strong Institutions like the, Nigerian civil service and Nigerian military held Nigeria together after a violent military coup in 1966.

Obama's point was valid. But it isn't the, "Holy Grail," as being projected.
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Just a very short thread on #StrengtheningInstitutions in Nigeria:
You have heard this over and over "let us allow strong institution, not strong individuals"...
I put it to you that that fallacy will never work anywhere in the world.
Only Strong men can FIX institutions. 👇👇
Make no mistake, only #StrongMen can build #StrongInstitutions that will eventually run as though AUTOPILOT. #StrongInstitutions don't happen in isolation anywhere in the world....
Gen 2:5 said something very instructive on how God made things to work here on planet earth...👇
Gen 2:5 (NLT)
neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no PEOPLE TO CULTIVATE THE SOIL.

#StrongInstitutions "Soil" will never CULTIVATE itself & become strong suddenly if there's no MAN!
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