The biblical saying “Seest thou a man diligent in his business he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men” is a popular one.
However, it appears unknown to a lot of people including Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
In the past, there have been posers as to the minister’s interest in helping Nigerians in trouble abroad.
Many hold the opinion that he is always reluctant to play his diplomatic card when Nigerians in the Diaspora need a hand.
The death of Kudirat Adesola Afolabi, a supposedly innocent Nigerian executed in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking has once again raised questions about the person of Onyeama.
His silence since the killing has also not helped matters, as there are those who think Onyeama is indifferent.