Opinion: It’s Time Buhari Stop The Blame Game & Find Solutions To Nigeria’s Economic Problems

August 13, 2016 – Opinion: It’s Time President Buhari Stop The Blame Game & Find Solutions To Nigeria’s Economic Problems

The Nigerian Government And The Blame Game – An Article By John Uzie

President Muhammad Buhari’s All People’s Congress (APC) led Federal government of Nigeria came into power on May 29th, 2015. The Government came into power with a promise to bring socioeconomic change for Nigerians, the expected change have failed to materialize.

The Nigerian economy has been in a crisis mode; loss of jobs, closure of businesses, high inflation rate, owing of government workers, and high cost of accessing foreign currencies.

The economic policies allied by the Government has failed to yield positive impact. The APC led Federal government has been on the defensive, blaming the 16 years of misrule by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The Government has consistently blamed the previous Federal government and its predecessors in the areas of:

1. Failure to use the years of high oil revenues to diversify the Nigerian economy, and save for the rainy day.

2. Mismanagement and depletion of the Nation’s foreign currencies reserve.

3. Wide spread corruption and looting of public funds met for developmental projects.

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) led opposition has also joined in the blame game, they blame the APC led Federal government of :

1. Lacking a viable and strategic economic plan to address the challenges facing the Nigerian economy.

2. Running an exclusive government that does not allow inputs from outside the ruling party.

3. Carrying out a witch hunt against leading members of the PDP, instead of fulfilling their campaign promises.

Engaging in a blame game will not solve any of the Nation’s problems, it is only deliberate efforts put to work that will fix Nigeria’s problem.

The socioeconomic situations in Nigeria as it stands today are:
1. Increasing cost of operating businesses.
2. Closure of some business outfits.
3. Increasing cost of goods and services.
4. Massive job losses, this has compounded the Nation’s high unemployment rate.
5. Decreased value of the Naira against other currencies.
6. Owing of salaries of workers by Federal, States, and Local Government Councils.
7. Increasing crime rate due to economic hardship.
8. Poor budget implementation by the three tiers of Government due to lack of adequate funds.

In a democracy, leaders are elected to solve problems, and not to apportion blames, and give excuses.

Leaders should be ahead of their people in vision and thinking, when faced with challenges and difficulties, it is the duty of leaders to be resourceful.

The Nigerian economy is in a bad shape; business owners are finding it difficult to operate and families are unable to adequately meet their essential and basic needs.

Enough of the blame game. Assurances and promises are not enough, it is time to work the talk.

The Federal Government needs to work hard to reposition the Nigerian economy from an impending collapse, blaming the previous administration will not fix the economy.

13 thoughts on “Opinion: It’s Time Buhari Stop The Blame Game & Find Solutions To Nigeria’s Economic Problems

  1. When APC came to power, we were in high hopes to see some sense and a govt. that promised to revolutionise the delapidating economical state of the Nation, but what do we see? Cluelessness, incompetence, corruption in a greater dimension, cancelled promises, poverty, starvation, inflation, wantom killings by armed fulani herdsmen, unemployment etc….

    The worst turn-offs you can get in any administration is to appoint a liar as your Information Minister. But then,
    THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER,

    AND
    My strolling must continues…

  2. LEAVE HIM! LET HIM CONTINUE TO BLAME GEJ’S ADMINISTRATION. THERE IS AN ADAGE IN YORUBA THAT SAYS THREE GENERATIONS DO NOT WALLOW IN ABJECT POVERTY. IF YOUR FATHER MADE SOME MISTAKES WHEN HE WAS ALIVE, IT IS YOUR DUTY TO FIX IT. PMB KNEW THAT GEJ HAD MESS UP BIG TIME, THAT WAS WHY HE MADE THOSE PROMISES, SO WHY HE IS COMPLANING NOW. DURING ADMINISTRATION, THINGS WERE NOT AS BAD AS THIS. IF HE CANT FIX THINGS UP LET HIM RESIGN.

  3. he might once a president but Buhari have no ideas of how to run things, this Democrazy run it the way it shud be and not carrying out vendetta against people you had problem with in the past.

  4. Is a thing of loss. It be like when you are watch Prison Break or Lost or 24, and you are not understanding the moving again. Is wetin is do Buhari. Nigeria have turn to 24 and he no understand am again. He come de watch Nigeria like moving. Are you not see how he is put hand for mouth de watch am?

  5. PMB should make another history by resigning honorably and hand over the government to PDP. He should not wait to be impeached.

  6. the writer of this article has said it all… i don’t think this man will deliver anything in the 4 years (but i pray he does).. and alongside his party members they’ve implemented a tactics of “blame them till we are done”… i always feel like crying when i remember that i participated in the election that brought this man in…if i had known that those sweet tongues were full of empty promises ********

    #IT_CAN_ONLY_GET_BETTER

  7. Brother John Uzie article doesn’t address the facts that Nigerian economy was set in a crisis mode by Jonathan administration due to legalized looting, corruption, bad governance, money laundering to various foreign countries, and mismanagement. Nigerian economy was already collapsed beore PMB took over on May 29, 2016. Before the sworn in, many states were unable to pay salaries of their workers, companies were leaving Nigeria because of insecurity and unstable electricity, our military was paralyzed by massive looting of defense budget, and our physical infrastructures were all collaping before our eyes. In the end, Jonathan left an empty treasure, bankruptcy economy, a nation at war with Boko Haram, and a shattered and highly depressed nation but vacated Aso Rock villa with his own pocket and that of his associates filled with billions of dollars of our looted funds. Naira power is based mainly on oil prices at the world market, if crude oil price goes up, naira will appreciate, but if its keep falling, naira will depreciate the more. There is absolutely nothing anyone can do about that. I think is too early to judge PMB performance just after 14 months, but he may loss the next election to another crook if our people are not patience enough. Things were in terrible shapes when he was sworn in as our president, and it may take less or more than one term in office to put things on the right track. This is not a blame game but facts known to the worse fools in Nigeria.

  8. I must admit that the past administration had terribly messed up with our economy. There are Mounting evidences of corrupt practices along with the arrest of high ranking government figures in the seat of power in the past administration which have already attest to the truth behind the shrinking of our economy. Not to be brushed aside is also the sharp drop in prices of our crude oil which is the soul and the back born our economy.

    However,it will be meaningless to relentlessly point accusing fingers to error and inefficiency of the past administration as if that will solve the problem grappling our economy. To compound the problem, the current administration have also adopted economy policy that if not checked will further send our economy into recession. The naira devaluation policy have already taking it toll on the business sector affecting both national and the foreign investors. The dollar has risen sharply against our naira making it more harder to import raw materials and other essential commodities into the country. No wonder the formal chairman of US house intelligent service committee Pete Koestra who served from 2004 to 2007 concluded by describing the president economy policy as “damaging and outdated monetary policy” which is currently crippling and at the same time making it difficult to rebalance our economy and generate growth. The manufacturing sector which is instrumental in diversification of our economy has been hardest hit further racing the high rate of unemployment in the country because of the outdated monetary policy of buhari led government.

    Finally,the current administration should stop ascribing all blame to the previous administration and focus on alleviating the pain,suffering that the nigerian citizens are presently undergoing. There is a need now to lift our people out of poverty and make there lives better and bearable. The federal government should do more in order to minimize the suffering of our people without looking back to the past.

  9. To my own opinion, we don’t have to blame Mr.president (BUHARI), Nigerians already Knew from start that this man is an Illiterate, an illiterate to the extent that some people vote for him without knowing he forged his certificate. I also blame the Nigerian Old leader, i blame our Stupid Religion Leaders and i blame in Nigerian youths for all the mess we are into now. to my own Idea, we knew already that this man knows Nothing when it come to political affairs but the Question is ” What are the actions that the Nigerian YOUTHS, RELIGION LEADERS, ELDERS, TRADITIONAL LEADERS has take to get MR.president out of office as the Nigeria Leader”?. this was the the same man that was overthrown in the 80s by IBB due to his low mentality.
    What i know is that, Nigerians will Keep shouting and keep commenting online because i want you all to know that Everything is TURN BY TURN in African politics. Let’s keep talking till he gather his budget and get out of office in 2019 for another old leader. Maybe Atiku will Rule After him. lets wait and keep commenting while they keep stealing our money and spoiling the future of the upcoming Generation

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