President Muhammadu Buhari: A Golden Gift To Nigeria

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March 17, 2016 – President Muhammadu Buhari: A Golden Gift To Nigeria

I am writing this piece with a broken heart. I am writing this piece with a deep sense of sadness. I am totally devastated because it seems to me that a vast preponderance of Nigerians prefer Nigeria to remain a nation of anything goes. I know that every country has its own builders and plunderers. I know that builders put things in place and make things work. I know that plunderers decimate and desecrate anything in sight.

I am a living witness of what transpired during 2015 elections. I saw desperation on the part of PDP leaders to retain power at all costs. I saw the fears of the unknown in their red eyes. One noticed how they were running helter-skelter to win at all costs. In the peak of the campaigns, one businessman told me that they do not want President Buhari because most prominent Nigerians will end up in jail if he succeeds. I did not know the magnitude of the rot in the system until President Buhari took the center stage last year.

After nine months, my eyes have seen a lot and my ears have heard enough to believe that leaders of PDP have no conscience, no heart, no mind and no soul. In 16 years they pillaged, milked and plundered a vibrant nation to stupor. It was a big scramble for the leaders of PDP to take everything within their reach.

They stole dollars and naira in billions and trillions. They never said enough is enough. It was primitive accumulation of anything in sight. In the Army, Navy, Airforce, Police, DSS, SSS, Customs, Immigration, Maritime, Pension funds, NNPC, CBN, Commercial Banks, Budget office, House of Assembly, PDP, PHCN, NPA, Universities, Teaching hospitals, JAMB, WAEC, Judiciary, Ministries, LGAs just to mention but a few of them, it was looting to finish.

No wonder nothing is left to even pay salaries of workers. I did not see any ambitious road projects in Nigeria in 16 years. There was no serious investment in modern infrastructure – good roads, bridges, resorts, high speed rail projects. There was no serious investment in Security architecture, Schools, Hospitals, Agriculture, Transportation, Human Resources etc. It has been a case of looters take it all.

Since President Buhari took over on May 29, 2015, it has been everyday, one new discovery of loot and more loots traced to different banks both in and outside Nigeria. To some people it is a joke. To some people APC government is a liar. To some of them President Buhari is trying to divert attention. But the truth remains that no nation on earth has been milked to the bones the way PDP leaders cleared everything in sight in 16 years.

I had thought that their conscience would have been pricked and that I will see some of them showing some remorse and asking for forgiveness. What we hear are all these: “Buhari lacks capacity to govern” from the aged Prof Ben Nwabueze. Charly Boy Oputa, Ben Bruce, Regina Askia are asking ‘Is this the change we voted for’ others which time and space will not permit me to remember and mention say “ President Buhari has no plans for the economy”.

The political nonentity from Ekiti State Mr Ayo Fayose (one day one drama governor) will also add his primitive drama and political idiocy all in the name of playing politics. The defeated PDP and looters of yesterday try to make comparisons about today and yesterday but they are half a penny liars from the pit of hell. I can go on and on. Moving the ball is hard in the politics of Nigeria. The chain of ethical liability is unbroken here. They say the worst never happens here and the best never happens also. I reject the fact that the worst has never happened here.

Now, President Buhari needs our help to build a new Nigeria. I want committed, decent, honest men and women of deep character to stand up for Nigeria. I know millions of Nigerians out there are silently praying for this President to succeed. In the midst of the confusionists and haters of honest things in Nigeria I have seen silent workers who want President Buhari and APC to succeed where Jonathan, others and PDP failed. I want this men and women to rise up to the occasion. Leaders of PDP and their cronies have garnered enough muscles and huge wealth in the past 16 years and they can use this to bring down the system if we permit it. We sleep all the time but the looters are awake 24/7 and work 24/7.

We must not underestimate the power of these workers of iniquity, reprobate minds and cultural savages. Call it the foolish constituency if you like. They need to be defeated and crushed. They are fighting in our various Courts, they are fighting in the National Assembly, they are fighting in the Presidency, Ministries, Embassies, States, LGAs, and even Markets etc.

Corruption must not defeat President Buhari. He loves Nigeria. He is honest, he has integrity and character. Gentlemen and ladies if you love this President for what he stands for shout: YES WE CAN defeat corruption and Nigeria will grow.

[About the author: Queen Amina T, A writer and political analyst write from Abuja Nigeria]

24 thoughts on “President Muhammadu Buhari: A Golden Gift To Nigeria

  1. I so much love this write. Well said,we need to support PMB to move this country to the greatest height,we should also give him enough time to do so

  2. Fine we admit he is fighting corruption but at the same time he’s making things hard for the masses the economy rubbish

  3. I shout YES WE CAN! Patience & Perseverance Wins the Race! corruption is like cancer it is tough to get rid of it, you can mostly only stem its growth,capital punishment (china model) is best way.Pour Encourager Les Autres ( to encourage others or rather to deter others).

  4. your writing *****, maybe your looking for a cheap appointment, the youths are suffering and your there talking Jagons, who has is sent to jail on corruption, each time he goes to an interview he keeps disgracing himself the more. all this his traveling about, what good has he done to Nigeria.
    please if you dont know what to write, you better sit in your house and watch Television if at all you have electricity. Rubbish!!!!!

  5. Kpuuu…. Those that kill their mother-inlaw never knew that it is difficult to dig the grave, pdp did this, pdp did that, do ur own lets those that voted u and ur saint buhari enjoy u said no, One day one country administration.

  6. Writer, I ask you, is your Buhari and his other APC colleagues saints? Are saying they have not looted anything since they started. Wait till another president is elected, then you will hear and see for yourself what they are also doing. What we want is the good change Buhari promised us not this hardship we are facing now in this country.

  7. Thanks ,well written and you nailed that article with every single truth ,see I don’t live in Nigeria but everything you wrote is exactly what I know is going on in Nigeria but pdp group brain washed most people not to believe the truth ,please people pray for Buhari

  8. It is time we come together in one accord as a Citizens of this country and reason together, because nor Buhari or Jonathan is the cause of the problem we are facing in this country, but OBASANJO, he brought FESTAC 77 idol to our country, and since then, our once beloved country has been in dis-array.

  9. Fighting Corruption -They say Witch hunting
    TSA- They Say NO
    Un bundling NNPC- They Say No
    Improve Foreign Relationship- They say it is junketing around.
    Better Life Style- They all want IT
    CHANGE- They also Clamour for IT.
    Which type of people are we NIGERIANS
    NIGERIA will rise again
    GOD bless Nigeria
    GOD bless our Leaders
    GOD Bless the people who are connected to this Nation

  10. If you people think buhari will change anything in nigeria then you most be a fool. A president who cannot speak or even understand simple English. Sometimes I wonder if Nigerians think at all

    • Hello Wise, please quickly change your name to “****** Because you are ignorant of many facts, and your comment doesn’t feel like one from a wise individual.

  11. Thank you Queen Amina for that insightful article. PMB admistration cannot be separated from precious corrupt admistration of 16 years of PDP and many disastrous dictators from IBB, Abacha, Abudulsalam Abubakar, and Obasanjo. He hS to start from where they left Nigeria. Nigeria was on life support when PMB was sworn in 9 months ago on May 28, 2016. Honestly, some evil people will forever criticize PMB in good, bad, challenging, and prosperous times just because he is Hausa/Fulani from the north. This group of haters and tribalistic individuals are praying for his fall. But the sincere prayers of great Nigerians from the Southeast, Southwest, Southsuoth, and the northern part of Nigeria who can discern, and know for fact that PMB is the best man at this difficult time will surely prevail. Thank God that I am a Yoruba man from Southwest, some would judge me based on tribalism.

    Some are calling for a change just in 9 months at a time when our only source of revenue-oil price has fallen below $30/barrel. Two years ago, it was sold at about 150/barrel on average, but where is those billions of dollars Jonathan received from oil surplus when the national budget was based on $65/barrel in the world market. This is the basic truth, Nigerian people are greatly blessed to have such a man of integrity, passion for his people, honest, and highly competent at these difficult times. All Oil producing nations like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iran, Kuwait, and Nigeria are all deal with the adverse effects of sharp drop in the price of crude oil. In case you don’t know, arrogant Russia is pulling out of Syria because of budget issues and sharp drop in revenue due to drop in crude oil price. The wicked and highly educated Nigerian politicians know this fact, but will never tell those with no idea. When you think is bad now, just imagine the crisis that would shut down Nigerian economy completely if not for Jehovah divine intervention on March 28 presidential election. Before the end of PMB first term in office, his enemies will be silence because he would have stabilize our economy, trade, destroy Boko Haram, and restore our electricity supply. May God Almighty uphold him, vice president Yemi Osinbajo, and all those great Nigerians working with him day and night to get the desired results for anxious Nigerian people with unprecedented expectations in 9 months. We are blessed to have PMB as our Commander in Chief.

    • thanks to you mr omokehinde. i really appreciate your speech on the pmb admistration…may Allah bless nigeria and all nigerians.but are you mr kehinde i know?

  12. Writer incase of next tym don’t mention any party bcs some of those wolves in sheep clothing parading themselves as APC member have committed one crime or the other while in PDP. But what is surprising me is that non of them has been brought to book. Pls can some one tell me why

  13. I reject this gift on behalf of Nigerians who could still see and face the truth in Jesus name. Amennnnnn.

  14. thanks to you,the writer may allah guide our president throungh and overcome all the hardship…

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