Nigeria Issues And President Buhari
Nigeria Issues And President Buhari
About 7 months after his setting up, President Buhari has actually been reeling from one national worry to the various other. Yet, these numerous burdens have mainly gone undetected during the base politics that has actually developed the hallmark of the public argument on burning national problems.
This is not to claim that a couple of people – deep, patriotic as well as practical – have disappointed some admiration of the measurement of the many devils the President has needed to confront since his coming; yet those couple of are drowned out by the entrenched unconvinced legions that have made an everyday company of traducing the President untold. Regretfully, this burglarizes the general public of a sensible review of public policies, which will better overview – not harass – the President.
Having analyzed the foregoing, I made a decision to do this item as my lone-wolf effort to reroute the interest of Nigerians to the unprecedented measurement of what this President is really dealing with. It’s not a praise-song, as each paragraph will certainly feature a no-bones recommendation of exactly how the President can do much better. They are:
One – Corruption – yes, corruption in its worst ramifications is what has actually become of Nigeria. Never ever in the history of Nigeria have we saw mass discoveries of corrupt acts as we are now witnessing, thanks to the special style (including the famous body-language) Buhari has actually brought to bear. And to cap it all, the President has actually informed us that a good variety of the looters are returning their loots. The President deserves congratulations for this, not put-downs. And also, we all should motivate the sturdiness with which he’s going after the cash as well as the culprits.
My suggestion, however, is this: The President must elevate the hot-pursuit while rueing his campaign-trail assurance of amnesty to any kind of looter that turned-in his loot. Plus, the President might reassess the decision to release the names of looters that turned-in, as the prospects of publication may dissuade those still sitting on the fence and fretting about being openly ‘shamed’.
Two – Boko Haram. On this one, the President hit the ground running, all with the makeshift moving of Army head office to the Northeast; and also the many gains security forces have actually made under the President’s stringent watch. Yet, it appears that a few people have made a company of planning to any sort of obstacle, despite exactly how small, to taunt the President as well as ridicule our security forces.
This is sad; yet – I will advise that the President takes a harder look on intelligence-gathering as well as sources of Boko Haram financing; as well as offering quick justices all the Boko Haram aspects now guardianship.
3 – government bailout for States. This one best exhibited President Buhari’s neo-credentials as a benevolent leader, if not a realist/political financial expert. As well as he was impartial to boot – doling out cash lifelines to both PDP and APC regulated States, share as well as share alike. To make sure, Buhari’s swift treatment made sure that these States were saved from the specter of insolvency.
This is a first in the record of Nigeria; yet the President, as the paymaster, need to immediately demand a bookkeeping to make sure that the bail-out funds were deliberately used.
4 – Biafra. As regrettable as well as condemnable as the death is, the President has to be applauded for his restraint in not ordering a ‘army option’. I state this considering that an otherwise lily-livered President would certainly have panicked as well as bought an armed forces suppression despite the measurement of the current presentations. With his restriction, Buhari appeared to have actually recognized the right of the people to protest, otherwise their right to require self-determination.
My suggestion – Establish a query on the Onitsha head-bridge killings of IPOB participants; as well as take care of the real (or perceived) marginalization of Igbos, and also you win the ‘Biafrans’ over without firing a shot. The resurgence of Biafra is not driven by the Buhari triumph yet by an increasing disappointment for Igbos that they are not equivalent partakers in the Nigerian project, as presently led.
Five – the diminishing forex worth of the Naira. Below, you cannot criticize the President since Naira’s worth is linked to the quantum of fx that comes from sale of our oil. It’s beyond any person’s control as the cost of oil continuouslies plunge. If any person should be criticized, it’s the previous administrations that failed to diversify our economic situation regardless of the enough chances.
Better yet, I will suggest that the President must job his economic managers to come up with a much more foreseeable currency exchange rate policy that will be less vulnerable to oil cost shocks. For financier convenience, the President should prevent any type of look of interference with CBN plan on the Naira.
In conclusion, let me claim these: As we watch and slam Buhari’s policies, allow us all be conscious that we are all stuck in the Nigerian task with each other. As a result, it is our cumulative duty to criticize correctly and also offer creative or alternative suggestions that will most ideal offer the nation’s interest. Buhari is not the concern; Nigeria is.