PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS INADVERTENTLY BECOME A POSTER BOY FOR CORRUPTION
When President Buhari assumed the Presidency of Nigeria on the mantra of change, the peoples’ expectations were high and the future looked bright. It took the government almost one year in office to pass a budget and the budget process has been so much bastardized that any budget assented to by the President will be suspect.
The Naira is in a free fall against the dollar and electricity, fuel, and basic food staples are so expensive that there is a real fear of starvation amongst the poor masses that constitute the majority of Nigerians.
Boards and personnel are fired and recalled sowing the idea in the populace that the President and his cabinet are disorganized. The lopsided persecution or if you prefer prosecution of the opposition when members of the ruling party have giant carcasses of corruption hanging around their neck has further tarnished the image of the President. Despite military successes against Boko Haram, the group continues to kill, maim, and kidnap Nigerians at random. Nigerians had hoped that an ex-military officer whose résumé includes vanquishing the invading Chadian Army in the 1980’s would decisively annihilate and extinguish the Boko Haram insurgency.
Instead, Nigeria has a gallivanting and globetrotting President who will never refuse an invitation to any conference even if it was a conference to plan a conference. Why would Nigeria’s President attend a nuclear conference? Any person that installs a nuclear facility in Nigeria may end up at the International Criminal Court at The Hague for crimes against humanity. Inevitably there is going to be a nuclear disaster. Nigeria cannot handle gas turbines, hydroelectric power, and electric generator sets, but is aspiring to become a producer of nuclear energy. The gross environmental pollution caused by fuel spillage and seepage from these electric generators are contaminating Nigeria’s water and food supplies. With nuclear energy Nigerians will be eating Uranium, Plutonium, Killonium, and Deathionum. Nigeria just set a world record for electricity generation when on Thursday, March 31, 2016, Nigeria generated no electricity, I mean zero electricity, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
There is now a clamor that the old days of “corruption” with electricity, adequate fuel supplies, stable Naira, affordable food supplies is preferable to a “corrupt-free” Nigeria with hunger, poverty, darkness, and no fuel supplies. President Buhari has not helped himself with his lopsided appointments in favor of one section of the country – Islamic Fulanis. In conclusion President Buhari has dealt a lethal blow to the corruption that he was supposed to fight. Change may not always be for the better!