Saraki with kids at an IDPs' camp in Benue.

Senate President Bukola Saraki, during the May 27, Children’s Day celebration, paid an unscheduled visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue State, a move that has been commended by all who see more than the optics of the gesture.

Although Saraki remains one individual, who has consistently introduced a decent human angle to politics in this dispensation, drawing more attention to productive and effective retail politics, what he did on Children’s Day was a really good one, because it provided a great sense of belonging to the IDPs as a part of the social unit called Nigeria.

Without blowing this out of context, this is one of such gestures from a progressive mind that should be emulated often by other leaders at such times. For a people whose lives might have taken an ugly turn – hopeless and hapless – identifying with them at such a time is the biggest healer of their diseases. Thumbs up to the Senate President!