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:
- 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!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!!!