Many people are in a fired up hurry to usher in the General Muhammadu Buhari administration as reports coming from Kano State suggests that many offices in the state have already started taking down President Goodluck Jonathan’s portraits when constitutionally, those portraits ought to remain in public offices and institutions until the official handover is done on May 29, 2015.
According to a report by the Nation newspaper, business owners and government institutions are already taking down President Jonathan’s portraits weeks prior to handover.
The report revealed that portraits of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari have replaced those of the President in said offices. Portrait sellers in Kano State are currently experiencing a huge surge in sales due to the fact of high demand of Buhari’s portrait which each going for as high as N1,500. Reports say that the manufacturers of the portraits have run out of stock due to high demands and stupendous profits they make.
According to The Nation newspaper correspondent, who visited one of such offices, said that the portrait greets visitors at the reception and already carries the inscription ascribed to a sworn in President: ‘His Excellency General Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), President Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
Speaking with the correspondent, an anonymous café operator whose business is located along Civic Centre Road where one of such Buhari portraits hangs on the wall in plain side said; “Buhari has won the election and that was the change we were looking for and the change has eventually come. So, we wouldn’t want to waste time delaying the time for his inauguration before we start hanging his portrait.”