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My take on Nigeria’s proposed change

28 Jun

It’s been a month since ‘power changed hands’ like my MFM people like to say and Nigerians have been waiting and waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel that was promised when General Muhammadu Buhari took over.

Now we all know he was handed over a beat down, scrap metal car that refuses to start whose previous owners had not even finished paying for and he is supposedly expected to pimp this ride to the latest ultra-sophisticated model out there which by any standards is quite a feat but my Math teacher used to say the working of the problem is as important as the end result. There is no way GMB is gonna do things the same way they have always been done and yet expect different results.

Here are 7 things that really do need to change if his policies and governance are gonna be anything near successful:

Your excellency this is for you:

  1. Get rid of the old cargo! The treacherous cycle of never do well politicians has left a dirty stain on our economy. Yet everywhere I turn these expired and quite rotten delegates are being recycled and shoved down our throats as if they had any more room to keep their continually amassing loot. GMB these politicians need a forced retirement. Please do not dance to the ‘if you can’t beat them join them’ tune. These old men are corrupt, greedy, wasteful and heartless. Nigeria is for all of us and not a few of us. Please flush that toilet as they have begun to really stink! I watched the fight at the National Assembly with gross disdain. Are these hoodlums the people supposed to have our best interest at heart and bring change to Nigeria? The same people who earn more than senators worldwide when Nigeria is in severe economic depression, unable to pay salaries, borrowing left, right and center and with its majority living on less than a dollar a day? This is pure tyranny. Those over fed touts need to go: ALL OF THEM!

  2. GMB we seriously need to look into this light issue. For heaven sake this is 2015. How will we ever become an industrialized nation if we can’t even guarantee basic power supply? POWER MUST CHANGE HANDS! We need an overhaul of our power supply. Find a country that has been able to provide power for its citizens against all odds and seek professional help from them. You have our permission as a country to fire the buffoons at the top seeing as they have failed to do the job and have already fed themselves and their generations fat on squandered funds. You can’t do four years and not make the power supply steady and seeing as majority of your foot soldiers are corrupt already I wonder how you are gonna pull this off. It isn’t enough to have good intentions GEJ had them and it got us nowhere!

  3. Well done on firing the NNPC board now please get EFCC to probe them, we need our money back. I laugh anytime Nigerians boast about being an oil producing country. Yes we have oil but a handful of individuals own the oil blocks and oil wells like it’s a shop they bought in Alade market. It’s ridiculous if you ask me. And why on earth can’t we fix our refineries? Exporting crude oil to have it refined is absolute rubbish, especially with all the graduates and skilled work force Nigeria is supposed to have. I know we are all sick of the endless fuel scarcity, GMB please don’t stop till you win where our fuel is concerned!

  4. There were male suicide bombers then we lost a whole lot of women and now there are female suicide bombers. Does that not tell you something? GMB BRING BACK OUR GIRLS!!! They have been raped, starved, abused, neglected, forsaken and now are being brainwashed. Please do something! You have become the father of Nigeria and what father would sleep a wink while his children lay with their abductors?

  5. The ministerial list that everyone is waiting for with bated breaths: GMB please do not fall our hands by recycling dirty politicians, our disappointment in you would be epic! Please take your time to find honest, skilled men and women who have great track records and even greater potential and who have never been involved in Nigeria’s politics and give them the country to run. Take a cue from Pharaoh who made Joseph-the slave the prime minister because he saw something in him that his governors didn’t have and it saved a country. I beg you, out with the old, in with the new.

  6. The health sector needs an overhaul. I am tired of the strikes, the discord, the seeming injustice to the health workers and the lives wasted as a result of industrial action and do I need to mention the deplorable state of the facilities? The doctors are not the enemy, Nigeria has become a country where the government only responds to industrial action instead of dialogue. Please change this, we cannot continue like this.

  7. Job creation and mass education: Crime will not reduce unless Nigerians have jobs and can live on hard work. It will not reduce unless Nigerians see that being a tout, a corrupt politician or a fraudster is not the only way to vast wealth. Crime will not reduce if you do not stop the celebration of dishonesty and corruption in this country! We need jobs, we need education, we need entrepreneurs! For every good imported that can be home grown set up an industry and a market for it that would give graduates and school leavers the necessary work they require to get by. Stop the exportation of our most skilled workers by giving them relevance in this country. We cannot build a greater Nigeria without empowering our people.

I am sure there are many more things that we ordinary Nigerians would love to draw your attention to and if you have any ideas please drop them in the comments section. We all need to do more than complain and right now GMB needs all the help he can get. Let us all work together to make Nigeria a better place and to do away with corruption once and for all.

God bless Nigeria!!!

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Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Inspirational

 

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7 responses to “My take on Nigeria’s proposed change

  1. itunu

    June 28, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    1. GmB himself is old cargo so…He really can’t help you with pint 1..sorry!

    2. Yes or maybe to NNPC board….but the downside is that by the time he gets a new board(and by default we know it won’t be soon) there will be no proper process of handover which leaves the new board with the herculean task of unravelling the nonsense that we called NNPC….till then everything stands stil give or take another 2 years. Ta!

    3. Actually I disagree on the health sector…doctors are the problem…How much do they make? Why do they feel so entitled? What is the contribution of healthcare to the Nigerian economy or GDP? The same doctors riot when the hospital wants to marginally increase prices and strike when their salaries are not doubled…every sensible country should know that output is proportional to output. Where will the FGN get the money to pay them? Doctors are not gods…they need to understand that they can’t always be the leaders and leadership is earned and not granted cos you spent 10 years studying..who cares??? We are where we in health because we have refused to let go of arrogance, let go of stupidity and pompous attitude of feeling we are gods….by the way…I am a medical doctor

    4. I love you by the way…kisses

     
  2. Sir John I

    June 28, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Tell PRESIDENT MUHAMMAD BUHARI OHHH. Enough is enough. Well said Miz Chutzpah

     
  3. Miz Chutzpah

    June 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    @Sir John thank you, I hope he gets to read it. We desperately need for him to succeed. @dritunu I like that you have brought a different train of thoughts to this discourse. Yes change must start with us (I am speaking for the doctors now) however if the health sector added to the GDP in the manner you speak, the masses wouldn’t be able to afford health care. Remember that more than 70% live on less than 1 dollar a day… kisses

     
  4. Yvonne

    June 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Im with Itunu on1.i was laughing wheni read no1. GMB is as old as my gra pa, we voted for him at 72. Weve got to love n trust his decisions evn if he decides to makemy gra pa a minister *tongue out*
    NB please next post should be on Ogazbirthday cake frm scratch.
    Kisses

     
  5. Miz Chutzpah

    June 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    @Yvonne lmao at making grandpa a minister. GMB is a wise man and he ought to have realized that he needs young men and women with the physical strength and passion to carry out his vision for the nation. The last thing we need is a committee of elders like those Nollywood movies who sit around and talk all day achieving little neither do we want old or young men who have dabbled into politics before because hardly any of them has emerged untainted. Will upload the recipe for my hubby’s birthday cake lol, kisses

     
  6. itunu

    June 28, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Back to discussions on healthcare. There are several models that can be employed in Nigeria from low cost standardised healthcare based on a model that leverages on large numbers which we have in Nigeria. Also, on every street you find a small hospital…why is this? Cos the doctors find it had to partner and work together to form a larger practice with more capacity, economies of scale and reduced cost. Yes we need health insurance for many things to happen…so instead of doctors fighting to increase their salaries all the time, they need to fight for increasing the size off the’pie’ by advocating for health insurance which potentially can’t bring in billions into the health sector..but no o..they must fight to share the tiny pie until the pie is no more…. How many doctors understand what is happening in govt or policy direction or how this affects them? How many have read the recently passed health Act? Hmm! How about innovation? How can they develop Public private partnerships which will improve efficiency and quality? But they won’t do that..you know why? Cos the private sector will demand that they actually work for their money and if they strike..they get replaced! Sharp sharp! So they fight innovative improvements within the health sector due to their myopic selfish interests. How many consultants within the public sector show up for work…they earn the most but show up the least and they want to be paid. In India an average surgeon can have 10 to 15 surgeries a day…we do less than 5 in 2weeks Leaders my foot! If we must lead..let it be from the front and by example. Priorities are misplaced…we need a hard ‘talking to’…my 2cents.(i better stop now before I start my own blog…heehee)

     
    • Miz Chutzpah

      June 29, 2015 at 5:43 am

      Dr Itunu, you have made so many valid points. Honestly I didn’t know any of this till I did a masters in public health and it opened my eyes but many of our colleagues are fastidious in their old ways of thinking and attitudes to problems. There is hardly any room for change because the ones at the top who could effect the change and start a ripple effect are scared of what the change will do to life as they know it and selfishness prevails regardless of its effect on the future of the medical profession. We doctors need to heal ourselves but until we realize we are even sick change cannot come. Our diagnosis is the same one that affects the people of Nigeria in every economic sector and it is called ‘Nigerialism’ #sad

       

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