by Hosea Oliomogbe
I am not surprised that President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved so much since becoming president of Nigeria on May 29, 2015.
Among his visible achievements are:
1. Power has dropped from 5000 MWs in May 2015 to about 200 MWs in April 2016.
2. Fuel price has moved from N87/litre in May 2015 to N160, N200, N250, N400, N500 a litre. It just depends on where you find it to buy.
3. No fuel at most filling stations to power our generators.
4. Nigerians now lose their jobs in droves as companies close down due to the factors listed above.
5. Insecurity has increased with kidnappings spreading to the Northern part of Nigeria.
6. Boko Haram has been empowered through Fulani herdsmen who now go around unchallenged with assorted sophisticated weapons like AK 47.
6, Due to the condition stated above, terrorist Fulani herdsmen – the militia wing of the nomadic tribe – now kill Christians in the South and kidnapped their elders for ransom, and kill some as they wish, unchallenged by our security agents headed by fellow Fulanis at different strategic levels.
7. The president has not deemed it fit to visit Agatu, a local government are in Benue State where about 500 Christian natives were killed by this same gang of Fulani terrorists with thousands of them driven away from their ancestral homes and their means of livelihood.
8. Since Nigerians have been ruled by the president’s body language, we have learnt to interpret same, no one dare challenge or speak publicly against the Fulani Boko Haram herdsmen since we do not know the one that is taking care of the President’s 150, allegedly, declared in his assets.
9. Instead of sending the army to uproot the existence of Fulani Boko Haram herdsmen from our land as obtainable in the North East, the president would rather placate their anger with a provision of grazing reserves all over the South.
10. Our naira become weaker by over 100%. It has jumped from N180 in May 2015 to N380/USD this month.
11. There is hunger in the land. Since an hungry man is angry man, Nigerians who fought vehemently to vote for Buhari are now angry with their visibly incompetent bride. Some them now long for the days of Goodluck Jonathan.
12. The one sided anti-corruption war is majorly ineffective. No single person has been convicted. People are only been arrested and convicted on the pages of newspapers. Opposition figures have been clamped into detention by security agents.
13. Impunity has been given preeminence by the government of the day and the rule of law now relegated to the background.
14. The longest and oldest fuel queues in the history of our nation. People now park their cars overnight at filling stations .
15. More Nigerians now trek or use public transport.
16. The first government to have submitted, stolen and resubmitted a disorganised budget to the National Assembly. The only government that had to wait for the NASS to repair its budget.
17. All our elections have suddenly become inconclusive with Buhari’s men going from one polling units to the other with armed military personnel on election day to ensure that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) wins. In spite of this., People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the people have won more of the elections than APC.
18. No single project initiated in almost a year. No water, no food, no job, no budget…
19. 11 months of complain about what Goodluck Jonathan has done and has not done enough, with all laudable projects of the previous administration in the agriculture, aviation, transport, works, and power sectors abandoned and new one not initiated.
20. Buhari has been able to make Nigerians realise that the much talked about APC manifesto was a fluke. There was no manifesto to govern anybody since they never expected they would win the election. Recall Professor Wole Soyinka, who is not an economist saw how uncoordinated they have been and suggested they needed an economic forum to make them come up with at least one workable economic initiative in place of present policy somersaults they have in place.
Hosea Oliomogbe is a member of the Anti-Corruption Network of Nigeria. He is a social media political activist. Connect with him on Facebook.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.