Buhari & Co. Should open their ears. The more time goes on, the more I am starting to suspect the Buhari administration might be worse than GEJ’s. I am no fan of GEJ but in my opinion Buhari is surrounded by disgruntled politicians who didn’t get a chance to eat part of the National cake during GEJ’s tenure. This thought is partly supported by some of the ministerial nominees.
This administration also has developed a bad habit of telling foreigners what it will do in regards to Nigeria before it actually tells Nigerians. Buhari told the Americans when he would appoint ministers in Nigeria before he told the Nigerians. Next he has told the French he is willing to give Boko Haram Amnesty…if they release chibok girls.
The speech below by the head of Nigerian Human Rights Commission echoes my sentiments.
The Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Professor Chidi Odinkalu, has called on President Buhari to reveal his plans for Nigeria first to Nigerians before revealing to the international communities anytime he is away on a state visit.
Professor Odinkalu who said this while speaking at a legal conference in Abuja yesterday September 16th, stated that Nigerians have gotten to hear of President Buhari’s plans for Nigeria anytime he is speaking outside the shores of Nigeria. According to him, this action of the president is offensive.
“Change from where we are to where we want to get to involves a discussing process of leaders talking to Nigerians. The idea of always hearing things from our president when he is outside the country is offensive. We need a leadership that will trust our people, speak to our people like we are mature, speak to us like we own this country”he said.
My next sentiment is this probing business. While probing is great, what are our economic policies? What is our agenda? Pointing fingers doesnt do sh*t for any of us.
Many of our policies are not working…try importing a used car into Nigeria – you will pay the cost of the car in clearing. All thanks to Aganga who came with the higher trade tariffs when automobile manufacturing is actually not thriving in Nigeria. I mean this from a competitive standpoint- the automobile companies are charging us far more than is reasonable locally- please lets not use the excuse of jobs, because the bulk of those assembly jobs are lowly paid and the management positions are kept for Indians etc.
Sooner or later the aspiring middle class will disappear, there is nothing worse than an unprosperous nation. The likes of America thrive due to people’s abilityto aspire to middle class status through dedicated work. If not sooner or later all of us in Nigeria will be looking for where to steal from if there is anywhere, given crude oil prices and lower government revenues. Maybe they just want us to turn on each other.
I told you my mind was back to working. The devil tried to bury me, he didn’t know I was a seed. Lol. Sorry devil but someone has to be blamed.