Buhari Photocracy: While We Were Distracted In Washington
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So while you were distracted by the fine pictures of our President’s 33 man entourage coming from Washington DC. While you were discussing whether Obama shook hands firmer with GEJ or GMB or what color Oshiomole’s suit was. While you were doing all that, let me remind you about home …
Our government has approved a State bail-out plan worth over 25% of our average annual budget .. 1.2 Trillion Naira to be precise … without a sitting National Assembly or Finance Minister.
And talking about Finance Minister, we don’t have one yet. Actually we don’t have any Ministers yet. According to the Washington Post and not the Nigerian Post because you can never trust us with that sort of news … our ministers will be announced in September … 6 months after election day.
But don’t worry about that, after all our President slept in the Blair House for the first time in the history of Nigeria! Which is convenient because for the first time in Nigeria’s history our Naira now trades close to 250 to the dollar on the black market.
Our economy is in the tanks…and our Security…
Well our Security is under control, according to our President, we are somehow winning the war on Boko Haram … in his words:
“In recent weeks, it [Boko Haram] appears to have shifted away from confronting the military directly to an increase in attacks on civilian areas, as we saw only last week when an elderly woman and 10-year-old girl blew themselves up at a Muslim prayer gathering in northeastern Nigeria. We should not be confused by this change, hateful as it is: It does not mean that Boko Haram is succeeding in its aims — it shows that it is losing…” – President Muhammadu Buhari
But why read all that or question the statement when you can see yet another beautiful picture of our President walking across another Picture ….
But thankfully the National assembly is here to save us as they work diligently to attend to pressing national issues from unemployment to inflation all from the comfort of their couches!
Yes their couches, the National Assembly has spent more time in recess than they have fighting for the Nigerian people. But at least they have been fighting…fighting for themselves Saraki style.
Luckily today July 21st is the last day of the ill-advised recess …our National assembly will get back to fighting for you and me tomorrow morning … except wait … that that has been postponed by another 7 days! But who cares when you can see another picture of our President in Washington…check out the smiles…
After all the issues are so urgent that we don’t want our leaders rushing in to fix them! We want them to take time!
All jokes aside …
While you are mesmerized by the pictures, by the inconsequential occurrences … let’s not forget about the real issues at home. Let’s not forget that our economy is in a free fall. Let’s not forget that projects are on-hold while investors wait to determine whether or not to invest money in Nigeria. Let’s not forget that due to an undefined government Nigeria is losing money. Let’s not forget all this.
It’s great to applaud our President, because he does look good, he makes Nigeria look
sexy good. But looking good is not going to put food on our tables…but who am I kidding here is another picture of some Nigerians and our good looking President with food on their table…THE END
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