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Buhari!!! Act Now Before We Fall To Pieces

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Nigeria News takes a look at the economic and security situation in the country now.

The Federal Government knows that things are not working in Nigeria. This is a government that is claiming to have made Nigeria the largest producer of rice in Africa, according to the immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbe yet a bag of locally produced rice is costlier than foreign rice in the market.

Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises that made the informal but largest economic sector are dying due to lack of infrastructure. Interests on bank loans are high; the government “tradermoni” scheme is a mere political gimmick to gather votes.

Ahead of the 2019 general election, there was a sudden peace across the country. The activities of bandits, kidnappers and insurgents were at its lowest.

Shortly after the election, the bandits went on a rampage, herdsmen returned to their wicked ways, killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians for ransom.

It is obvious that the aggrieved politicians who lost in the last election are out to recoup their monies. Nigeria’s election is always a moneyspinning exercise. Many of the politicians bought their ways to the elected positions and for those who lost in the polls, crime became an option of making money.

Some of the suspected bandits arrested by the police had indicted a few numbers of politicians as their sponsors, according to an investigation.

Recall that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgency is a fallout of political disagreement between former Governor of Borno State Ali Modu Sheriff and his foot soldiers.

Thousands of the aggrieved political thugs eventually graduated to become a terror group in Northeast Nigeria that has killed over 32,000 innocent souls in the last eight years.

There is insecurity in the land. Nigeria is more divided along ethnic and religious lines. This is the handiwork of politicians to make themselves relevant and of course, make money through crime.

However, there is hope if only President Muhammadu Buhari can show leadership by ensuring the implementation of the recommendation of the Presidential Committee on the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

The committee submitted its report on Monday with the recommendation of State and Local Government Police. Of course, the president cannot approve the recommendation arbitrarily, he should quickly sign into law the bill on State police as passed by the Senate and House of Representatives sometime ago.

Before we fall into pieces, President Buhari must exercise leadership in the area of security by disengaging any member of the National Security Council that has failed in the discharge of his duties.

He should sanitize the Nigeria Police Force and make State police a matter of urgency. Before We fall into pieces, President Muhammadu Buhari should revamp the SMEs sector. This is the biggest sector that puts food on the table of an ordinary Nigerian.

More funds should be channelled towards building human capacity instead of bricks and capital projects, which has been the priority of the Buhari’s administration. Nigerians are poorer than they were in 2015, while the government is busy politicizing the flow of the economy.

Before we fall into pieces, the government should allow importation until our locally produced rice and other farm produce will be able to compete in the open market.

Before we fall into pieces, this next four years of Buhari’s next level must bring employment opportunities to engage the greater number of graduates that are currently jobless.

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