#SoundOff: What Have We Benefited From Buhari’s Numerous Foreign Trips?

#SoundOff: What Have We Benefited From Buhari’s Numerous Foreign Trips?

By Opinions | The Trent on February 2, 2016
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari waves as he departs Umaru Musa Yar'Adua Airport, Katsina on Thursday, September 24, 2015 for New York to attend the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly | NAN Photo

by Chidi Cali

President Muhammadu Buhari has traveled or met over 69 Heads of states and leaders across the world, but the question remains, how many of them have visited him in Nigeria since he assumed office, nearly a year now?

No single Investor has moved to Nigeria, as a result of the uncertain business environment we naively created and the out-of-date monetary and fiscal policies of his govt.

Trust me, this is not wholly the President’s fault, but also that of his aides who should have know better, that before a President travels, a team of technocrats, including the private sector and their ball bearers will be sent out to discuss issues of importance.

The reverse is what is happening now in Nigeria, instead of sending experts out before the President travels to any country, the Government dishes out well packages lies, propaganda and frivolous tales to Nigerians.

Some of those garbage includes:

1] USA gave us list of Nigerians that have $150billion in American banks. The government will start their prosecution and recovery of the loots soonest.

2] USA will Invest $6billion in Nigeria. They forgot that the USA Government does not invest anywhere, but their Private sector or corporate Businesses do. USA Government of late, only give well monitored Aids and Grants with stringent conditions.

3] UAE has handed Nigeria list of Nigerians that have $200billion Banks in Dubai. We will use these loots to fund the 2016 budget.

4] Announcing that some Nigerians have returned some of the billions the looted, as the Finance refuted it saying that no Kobo have been returned.

Mr Jafaru Isa’s claimed returning of N100m have been alleged to be on of Govt’s numerous Publicity stunts.

These are all rubbish and stupid lies. They will not change anything or bring lunch to any family in Nigeria.

This institutionalization of lies as a governance tool must STOP. It worked during the electioneering campaigns but not anymore as Nigerians are now faced with the reality of a collapsing economy and social structures.

I trust that Buhari can still make a turn around of the situation, but through honest path. We must all support the government as little as we can, because if Buhari govt fails, it is Nigeria that have failed.

God Bless Nigeria.

Chidi Cali can be reached on Facebook.

The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.


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