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Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by tolexy007(m): 9:05pm On Nov 28, 2015
Dele Momodu writes a memo to President Muhammadu Buhari asking him to as a matter of urgency fix Nigeria saying that Nigerians are lamenting that the change he promised is fast becoming a mirage and that Buhari’s style and methodology appear too slow.

He also went further to say that many mostly the oppotions want the government to fail saying that they were ‘skillfully setting the president up for failure in order to be able to taunt his supporters.’

Read the full memo bellow

By Dele Momodu

Your Excellency, it’s been months since I wrote my desperate memo to you. I wish to thank you once more for reacting promptly and swiftly at that time and for giving me the honour and privilege of meeting you in your office. I remember presenting you a special compilation of my articles, especially the many admonitions to your immediate predecessor, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

After handing over the book to you, Sir, I promised to continue acting in my self-appointed capacity as Special Adviser because of the need to tell you what those very close to you might not be able to say. They might be afraid of you and your reaction.

The truth is you are a plain and simple man imbued with a mission and a passion to save this great country but you cannot do it on your own. You can only do it if people close to you, who should be advising you, tell you as it is so that you can do that which you were elected to do.

Sir, it is on the above basis that I’m back today for reasons some of which you probably know already from your own personal observations and readings. But before I go further, kindly permit me to set some records straight before some conspiracy specialists step forward to ascribe other people’s opinion to me. I shall clearly expose my personal views and state where I belong or stand for any avoidance of doubt. Everywhere I go people refer to me as Buhari’s man and ask “what’s your Baba doing ooo?”. I seriously have no problem with that. I’m proud that I joined so many other Nigerians as well as foreign friends in supporting a man of impeccable pedigree and solid integrity. No matter your view of President Muhammadu Buhari, one thing his bitterest enemies give to him is the fact that he is way above the level of most mortals in matters of uprightness.

This is why many of us volunteered to scream your name to high heavens and we were ready to follow you to Golgotha. Many of your opponents have not gotten over the thrashing you gave them and would forever seek everything and anything to smear you with. It is therefore not surprising that there has been so much noise about what you’ve done or left undone. Whether they are right or wrong in their assessment, I feel it is right and proper to let you know what people are saying about you including your most ardent fans and supporters. Sir, please, let’s not dismiss them as mere rabble-rousers. A groundswell of public opinion can easily metamorphose into an ocean of disenchantment and cataclysmic confusion. In short, I believe your enemies are skilfully setting you up for failure in order to be able to taunt your supporters later by saying we “we told you so!” In this regard it is pertinent to always bear in mind the Yoruba saying ‘ehin kunle l’ota wa, ile ni a se ni ngbe’! Loosely translated it means “the enemy lurk outside in the backyard but your foe resides inside your house.”

What is the matter this time? Many Nigerians are lamenting that the change you promised them is fast becoming a mirage. It is certainly not what they are seeing right now. They insist that your style and methodology appear too slow for a nation in dire straits and in need of urgent and miraculous deliverance. They are not happy that you are no longer the prudent man they used to know. They think you’ve already capitulated by frolicking with members of the bourgeois class and junketing around the world while Nigeria burns like Dante’s inferno. They are miffed that you are still keeping the Presidential fleet when you are supposed to have sold most of them off, if not all. They are worried that the mandate of four years they gave you is being unwittingly frittered away and before you know it all the goodwill you garnered would have evaporated and vamoosed. Time, they say, waits for no man!

The economy and the free fall of the Naira have become worrisome. There are all manner of rumours that may make matters worse, if true, about the current state and status of our banks. Though the Central Bank of Nigeria has come out forcefully to dispel the dangerous rumours, they want you to unleash your economic master-plan as soon as possible, so that what was once a baseless rumour does not somehow become harsh reality. They are expecting a blue-print that would guarantee a farewell to poverty. On this I agree with the opinion that something drastic has to be conjured up to arrest this drift to perdition. Nothing amplifies this monumental tragedy than the debit card fiasco which stipulates that Nigerians cannot live in a civilised world by walking into any international hotel or shop of their choice and paying with their cards. This is terriribly depressing.

What this means in plain terms is that Nigerians must patronise the black market and run the risk of carrying cash recklessly whenever they travel abroad. It makes a mockery of the cashless society that the CBN has fought so hard to put in place and jeopardises your fight against corruption because government officials who travel abroad must of necessity carry large sums of cash if they are not to be embarrassed or even disgraced. Sir, the most important thing is that this is not healthy at all. The last thing your Government should be telling the world is that we are so broke that we are on our knees. The world laughs at us and treats us with derision because we have resources other than crude oil which should make us one of the richest in the world if we properly harness them. We must stop giving the impression that we are so impoverished when it is leadership, brigandage and a lack of focus that has failed us.

The other matter that continues to embarrass Nigerians is the issue of Boko Haram. The matter is made worse by the fact that you are a retired army General who should know and have what it takes to drastically reduce if not exterminate the cankerworm. But rather the menace has exacerbated. It has snowballed into a seemingly unquenchable conflagration. I had argued repeatedly that the military alone cannot achieve this result. Intelligence seems to be the key word here. Also identifying and locating some of the cells and prominent sympathisers is crucial. Those who arrogantly and naively say that no form of negotiation should take place are very far from the theatre of war. They have probably not heard of a group called IRA, the Irish Republican Army, that terrorised Great Britain for God knows how many years. I and my directors at Ovation International were lucky to escape a massive explosion that shattered the peace and tranquillity of London Docklands when a bomb went off inside the South Quay light rail station which was next to our office at Beaufort Court. The battle of wits and the war of attrition had to be fought using the carrot and the stick approach. It was the carrot approach that eventually succeeded and the United Kingdom has now been rid of that hitherto interminable scourge for many years!

The Boko Haram issue has defied every effort made so far and it is time to expand the options for the sake of our fellow citizens in the heart of this conundrum. When over 200 girls vanished into thin air, we were so sure they would return very soon but that has remained an illusion. This should tell us that this issue is not a joke and that we need to keep all windows open. Sir, Nigerians want to see government show a different approach and better compassion than what we had in the past. They are waiting to see how you will do this with minimum collateral damage.
Sir, you have a herculean task ahead but it is not a mission impossible. Other nations are experiencing almost similar challenges and they are forging ahead. The first indicator to exhibit our seriousness is when we stop the business as usual syndrome and tighten the belts of government officials and politicians. If the idea is to continue along the path of profligacy then Nigeria is contagiously jinxed. The Republic of Tanzania has already taken the lead. I will publish a report that has already gone viral below this letter as a veritable example of what is possible.

I wish you well as always Sir.
http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/11/dele-momodu-writes-buhari-says-nigerians-are-lamenting/

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by tolustx(m): 9:06pm On Nov 28, 2015
Buhari himself no get eyes?

B4 now, I've been asking people what autopilot mode really means but as they say, experience is d best teacher. Now, I don't need to ask anyone for the explanation anymore. Experience is teaching me and abt 170 million other Nigerians.

We have learnt enuf tho, bubu shud do something and take us out of dis autopilot mode before we finally crash or enta the something something bemudial triangle

Introvert! Where's my FTC reward o.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by neolboy(m): 9:15pm On Nov 28, 2015
Yes soooo from Lamentation to Jeremiah, una never see anything

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by luckylucky: 9:31pm On Nov 28, 2015
A giant step to revolutionised our economy is by limiting our currencies to 100 naira higher denominations. The rest of higher denominations like 1000 naira, 500 and 200 naira should be confiscated and binned. By doing this those supper rich that served under Dr. Jonathan corrupt govt will have to option than to throw in towel.
Baba should just be brave and courageous if really he wants to write his name on plate of diamond. Nigerians has suffered bruises and if Baba fails to balm these wounds I'm in optimistic that God will send his beloved to recuperate his innocent nation.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Young03(m): 9:33pm On Nov 28, 2015
ok
Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Giddyprance(m): 9:39pm On Nov 28, 2015
will this boot-licking 'anywhere belle face', pot bellied man keep shut already?

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by mazzi: 9:43pm On Nov 28, 2015
Bubu think say na 1983 when army dey use koboko dey flog people to order.
Hahahahahahaha,I laugh in my igbotic voice with some bottles of Ompa in front of me.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Aromas: 9:44pm On Nov 28, 2015
Wia d guy dey b4?

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by coldsummer: 9:51pm On Nov 28, 2015
He promised to hit the ground running but it looks like as soon as he hit the ground, he stopped moving.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by maupe: 9:58pm On Nov 28, 2015
Very soon we will have over 170 million wailers in this country. I wonder what the APC will tell us then.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by maupe: 10:01pm On Nov 28, 2015
luckylucky:
A giant step to revolutionised our economy is by limiting our currencies to 100 naira higher denominations. The rest of higher denominations like 1000 naira, 500 and 200 naira should be confiscated and binned. By doing this those supper rich that served under Dr. Jonathan corrupt govt will have to option than to throw in towel.
Baba should just be brave and courageous if really he wants to write his name on plate of diamond. Nigerians has suffered bruises and if Baba fails to balm these wounds I'm in optimistic that God will send his beloved to recuperate his innocent nation.
I admire your enthusiasm and diehard support. But you should know one thing: All politicians tell lies, you can't judge them by their words or stories, you can only Rate them by their clear and evident results. And so far, unfortunately, the president has not scored above 1.45.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Nobody: 10:05pm On Nov 28, 2015
maupe:
Very soon we will have over a 170 million wailers in this country. I wonder what the APC will tell us then.
what else? Than change all d way...... Like dem papa yash cheesy grin

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by otukpo(f): 10:06pm On Nov 28, 2015
Does P m b care?

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by yudee233: 10:12pm On Nov 28, 2015
Sai Baba gradually turning to Chai Baba

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by BushidoBlue(m): 10:13pm On Nov 28, 2015
We told you....
Meanwhile I'll whistle away...

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by captainflash(m): 10:15pm On Nov 28, 2015
maupe:
Very soon we will have over a 170 million wailers in this country. I wonder what the APC will tell us then.
Nothing but Change grin grin

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Nobody: 10:24pm On Nov 28, 2015
Nigerians are regretting ever voting him.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by ShowYourCertificate: 12:19am On Nov 29, 2015
Even Dele Momodu has joined the wailing wailer's club grin

He has now realised that Buhari is truly a dullard grin grin grin

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by martins0: 12:29am On Nov 29, 2015
Good morning Dele

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by omogin(f): 12:30am On Nov 29, 2015
Dele Momodu has to pay a very high fee if he's to be admitted into the wailers club o. We no want abeg

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by dmostcheerful(f): 12:30am On Nov 29, 2015
Apc- change......


chai baba,
we are still waiting for d change...

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by passionate88: 12:32am On Nov 29, 2015
hahahahahaha. dele mumudu, he cant hear you.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by lonelydora: 12:32am On Nov 29, 2015
I thought I voted for a President, never knew I voted for a Tourism Minister.

PMB you mustn't be in all the meetings. Send your ministers to some, that's why they are there.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Bugatie(m): 12:33am On Nov 29, 2015
Another wailer #alert

Form no dey for you sha, if you like wail till tomorrow.

Cc Mogidi

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by donsteady(m): 12:33am On Nov 29, 2015
I don't know but I just hate Pmb for misleading Nigerians.
he is never a honest man as he made us to believe him.
Bk are killing people every day. No body is safe in this country, no one can tell where the next bomb will explode.
Just one Russian pilot was killed in Syria and the whole nation went ablaze.

Trust me the NA forces can't give numbers of our gallants that lost their life's .

We work hard to make money yet we can't spend more than $1000 a day online.
By end of the year 1$ will be 250 Naira

I don't want to talk about the fuel scarcity.

If he channel the energy he is using in traveling into fighting Boko boys things will get better.

NA are just killing little Brian washed errant Nigerian boys.
We all know that Buhari have more info about Boko haram sympathizer than all of us.
Where are they getting money, weapons and it intelligence from?

We should be more concern about our country than one useless party.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by omogin(f): 12:34am On Nov 29, 2015
Ethnicity over competence, boko haram are really grooving this their govt. If Gej could conduct elections inspite of this boko haram, then this is certainly boko harams govt.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Bugatie(m): 12:35am On Nov 29, 2015
omogin:
Dele Momodu has to pay a very high fee if he's to be admitted into the wailers club o. We no want abeg

No admission for him abeg

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by nwakibie3(m): 12:35am On Nov 29, 2015
There is this proverb that says "whenever someone wakes up is his/her morning" Dele jst woke up. Dele good morning oooo grin grin grin

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by baby124: 12:35am On Nov 29, 2015
Dele is AGIP so it's hard to trust his motives. Does he want access to this government or something else? However, Buhari needs to enter full gear on the country and start working.

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by Nobody: 12:35am On Nov 29, 2015
END-TIME memo

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Re: Dele Momodu Writes Buhari, Says Nigerians Are Lamenting by jamalsky: 12:36am On Nov 29, 2015
If a country has been messed up by a group of people for over 16 years & we are stupidly expecting things to turn around in less than a year,that means we are all being unrealistic & just a bunch of pessimistic thinkers.All these problems being talked about today started years ago by successive governments & the worst problems began from 1999 & we know those that were ruling us then till this year.Let us make one thing clear,as in very clear,crude oil sells for less than $50 a barrel now,our economy over the years has been solely dependant on oil,common what miracle are we expecting to automatically have economic boost in the country at this time?Our economy would be in decline until we diversify & that is a process ,not just we sit down & start lamenting & fooling ourselves on social media & all.I have not seen people come up with constructive blueprints, publish articles on what could be done to make the country move forward,not talking with reference to idiots that have messed the country up for years making them feel like saints,with the crop of ministers we have in place now ,it is obvious that things should get better & policies put in place appropriately. We should all know that the country cannot afford to fail now & we have someone who sincerely has the interest of the nation at hand,so let's just be constructive in our criticisms & hope for the best. GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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