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The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by InolikeBuhari: 5:41pm On Apr 23, 2017
Nigerians have never shown such level of patience and tolerance towards any of their past leaders for his record and strange policies as that shown to their current leader, Muhammadu Buhari– a former military dictator now self-confessed democrat who said he came to fight corruption.

Buhari, 75, is being plagued with failures across every single sector in the economy, the like as has never been seen before. Less than a year into office, the economy plummeted into recession, an economy which had till then grown at an average rate of 7% in previous years (2011-2014). The nation’s currency lost 70% of its value, unemployment rose from 6.5 to 26%, commodity prices tripled across many quarters and the state-regulated premium motor spirit prices were hiked by 67% without practically anybody batting an eye.

There have been stern opposition to his policies however and to his very personality as well, notably in the South East and South- South regions in the country as they are called, where he both received less than 5% of the votes cast at the last Presidential election and where he has always been sternly unpopular for his history of bigotry against the people, perceived incompetence and dictatorial tendencies. But in many other regions across the country the people have rather resolved to suffer patiently, drawing up excuses for him at will, blaming everyone including his hundreds of political appointees, anything and anybody but never the man himself.

But in many other regions across the country the people have rather resolved to suffer patiently, drawing up excuses for him at will, blaming everyone including his hundreds of political appointees, anything and anybody but never the man himself.

Buhari’s party, the APC, promised Nigerians unprecedented swiping changes in government and the eviction of all corrupt individuals.
One possible explanation for this could be his party’s hope narrative in the 2015 General election where citizens were promised an unprecedented crackdown on corruption and the abolition of all government waste by a man whose financial worth they declared to have been less than N30million ($150,000 then), a historical low for a former top official in the country and most especially a former leader.

In a country plagued by acute corruption problems and with the unremitted crude oil revenue scandal of 2014 still fresh in the people’s minds, many were eager for an abrupt change, the like as never been seen before. He was seen an army general, already experienced in government, with a great strength of will, tough to take on the nation’s cabal of hardened criminals. He promised to appoint only technocrats to head the country’s departments and to see out the lingering Boko Haram insurgency from the warfront. For a nation lacking basic amenities such as power supply in spite of its huge energy resources and with the lingering insurgency crises, the choice seemed easy to many- the general with integrity was the man for the country.

For a nation lacking basic amenities such as power supply in spite of its huge energy resources and with the lingering insurgency crises, the choice seemed easy to many- the general with integrity was the man for the country.

Talk was cheap then but now reality has taken its course. His earliest opponents pointed out to his track record and not to his speech, noting that the last time Nigeria fell into dismal failure, currency woes and commodity shortages was when he had seized power as a military general in 1983 and stating that the facts of that record contradicted the poems of his image brokers.

Many however just wanted “change” as it was then called and so voted the General and sat to wait for the sung promises. But from the onset of his government, the course was as his critics had predefined: Incompetency, bigotry and dictatorial tendencies plaguing the country.

He ignored the newly born genocide in the middle belt of the country perpetuated by the Fulani herdsmen of his kindred against the Christian communities in Benue, Plateau and later on Kaduna. He breached the Central Bank’s 2007 Act of Independence, telling it to suspend forex disbursements to steel importers and other manufacturing sectors in a bid to defend the Naira, a disastrous action which kick-started a spiral of recession.


He took 3 months to appoint his Chief of Staff, 6 months to appoint a cabinet and now 23 months and yet counting to appoint heads of agencies and board members he was so eager to fire upon his assumption into office and rose import duties on the most basic of commodities in a bid to raise government revenue.

And as for the corruption fight, the facts on ground do not show any one at all. Apart from a few officials harassed or imprisoned without court order, the country is yet to witness the first victim of the said campaign at the court stands.

Government waste is on the rise, officials publicly caught in graft acts were swiftly excused, the 2016 Budget year passed without implementation and most worrisome, the Central Bank’s foreign reserves were being shared among unknown Bureau De Change operators at variable rates at the detriment of critical manufacturing, business and banking sectors.

The government continues to praise itself but the people seem to be increasingly tired of the paraded self-righteousness. The President’s recent illness was greeted with cheers by many. Many are just tired of the government. But the remarkable level of patience shown so far has been unprecedented and many a times the general reactions towards acts of constitutional violations was one of calmness or insensitivity. If the Change narrative of the 2015 election and the songs of man of integrity are to account for this, then Nigerians may have just certified themselves on the world map as a nation easy to fool with propaganda. An adult should be judged on his track record not on his tongue.

https://nigerian-economist.com/?p=138

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Afam4eva(m): 5:44pm On Apr 23, 2017
This article is spot on.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by gbegemaster(m): 5:46pm On Apr 23, 2017
Nigerians made a huge mistake by voting in bubu.

Question is, have we learnt from our mistake?

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by oloriooko(m): 6:11pm On Apr 23, 2017
Bubu cried publicly for this seat now he's messed it all up and cannot enjoy what he spent many years fighting for.

Wetin pursue madman from inside hut for farm strong pass the madman

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by chrischike(m): 6:11pm On Apr 23, 2017
Nobody is showing him anything.. It's just the many distractions.. Bbn(kemen) comedian Dino melaye etc
Seriously I thought people were paid for ftc with the way they celebrate it.. Seun abeg u dey pay

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Adminisher: 6:13pm On Apr 23, 2017
gbegemaster:
Nigerians made a huge mistake by voting in bubu.

Question is, have we learnt from our mistake?

70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by SalamRushdie: 6:14pm On Apr 23, 2017
Really unprecedented for a man that has failed us and clearly has no plan to redeem himself nor the middleclass he destroyed

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Agbaletu: 6:25pm On Apr 23, 2017
I pray Nigerians will not make this mistake in 2019.
APC led government is a failure.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Newmanluckyman(m): 6:32pm On Apr 23, 2017
... This is an independent accessment of this failed administration. This article has merit and it makes a whole lot of sense.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by gbegemaster(m): 6:35pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.
Governance goes beyond corruption fighting. Growing the economy is a huge part of governance. Besides, selective corruption fighting has been the hallmark of his government.

One more thing, we keep saying his government but how much does he actually oversee? Can you truly claim he is 100% in charge of this government?

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Agbaletu: 6:38pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

I don't know where you got that from.
I can tell you that 90% of Nigerians that voted for your Buhari know they have made a grievous mistake.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by ephi123(f): 6:38pm On Apr 23, 2017
This article is a concise summary, nothing to add.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Nobody: 6:38pm On Apr 23, 2017
Patience what? Nigerians are under a Hausa Fulani dictatorship and they are an historically cowardly people. They have no choice.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by ephi123(f): 6:40pm On Apr 23, 2017
gbegemaster:
Governance goes beyond corruption fighting. Growing the economy is a huge part of governance. Besides selective corruption fighting has been the hallmark of his government.

One more thing, we keep saying his government but how much does he actually oversee? Can you truly claim he is 100% in charge of this government?

Buhari has been a huge disappointment, that's the bitter truth. Nigerians voted for change because they were fed up of the previous administration but alas Buhari's administration has broken several negative records in just 2 years. Is it the forex crisis, inflation, unemployment, nepotism, herdsmen killing, tomato scarcity, bank charges for deposits, just mention it. Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong under this government. Reality and facts/figures speak for themselves.

No significant achievement he can point to. Unfortunate.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by CarlosTheJackal: 7:03pm On Apr 23, 2017
But in many other regions across the country the people have rather resolved to suffer patiently, drawing up excuses for him at will, blaming everyone including his hundreds of political appointees, anything and anybody but never the man himself



This aptly describes those zombies

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by porka: 7:18pm On Apr 23, 2017
It's easy to deceive Nigerians and continue to deceive them in perpetuity. Buhari can spend one hundred years in office with the worst economic performance without a single complaint from his worshipers.

Just announce that an outrageous figure in naira or foreign currency has been stolen by a government worker (past or present), many Nigerians will stop what they are doing instantly - they will quickly cram the figure and add their own from their fertile imaginations, for onward dissemination to their group.

The bearer of the tale would garnish it with some equally unbelievable story of how the sums were discovered 'under a river' in the village of the accused, or how they were hidden inside a 'rock' in the ancestral home of the accused.

Sadly, they will go back home to commit suicide or jump into the river on their way home from the 'group discussion' as a result of the stack economic reality which the stories have refused to take away from their circumstances.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by HottestFire: 7:31pm On Apr 23, 2017

Buhari Jazz strong...Trust me 2019 is just too far!

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by EmeeNaka: 7:47pm On Apr 23, 2017
The Yoruba Muslims and Hausa Muslims are to blame. They have chosen to be willing tools in the hands of Fulani oligarchs.
But then,at the end, nothing will come out of this failed regime save for those who are elated that a man that bear their tribal name is appointed to a federal post.
No new road has been constructed in last two years across Nigeria
No body has been convicted of corruption
No hospital renovation nor important health policy
A rising unemployment across Nigeria
A great distress and hunger and so on.
But since Buhari has started, he has to continue till 2023

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by ZKOSOSO(m): 7:49pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

Continue deceiving yourself..... Corruption has never been the problem of Nigeria.
Corruption is most popular anthem to gain public sympathy when seeking presidential post.

The only problem with Nigeria is the Fulanis of which Buhari is their King. Fulanis brought Jihad to the Northern area 213 years ago. Since then this part of Africa keep going down till date.
Buhari is a disaster. Nepotism to the high level. Islamisation of Federal public offices in glaring full gear... Buhari na Error my guy!!

Anything Fulanis is Destruction.
We need restructure. Not from Atiku cos he is Fulani too..

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by gbegemaster(m): 7:50pm On Apr 23, 2017
ephi123:


Buhari has been a huge disappointment, that's the bitter truth. Nigerians voted for change because they were fed up of the previous administration but alas Buhari's administration has broken several negative records in just 2 years. Is it the forex crisis, inflation, unemployment, nepotism, herdsmen killing, tomato scarcity, bank charges for deposits, just mention it. Everything that can go wrong has gone wrong under this government. Reality and facts/figures speak for themselves.

No significant achievement he can point to. Unfortunate.
His supporters won't see all the problems with his government. All they know is that he fights corruption. Let everything and everyone else be damned .

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by irsakant: 7:52pm On Apr 23, 2017
Those who voted him are the most foolish fools, not even GMB himself because he has been known from his military dictorship in 1983/85. He has never and can never change even to his grave. He can't repenent. Never!

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by obonujoker(m): 7:53pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

Given two choices, Buhari and OBJ, whom would you vote for??

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by ephi123(f): 8:01pm On Apr 23, 2017
gbegemaster:
His supporters won't see all the problems with his government. All they know is that he fights corruption. Let everything and everyone else be damned .

Is he even really fighting corruption? I don't think so, not with the corrupt people in his cabinet, Babachir aka mr grass cutter is only a tip of the iceberg.

As for the supporters, a number of them are simply part of the online media team, so one can't take them seriously.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by ephi123(f): 8:02pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

Which law has Shell faced? You better stick to what you know rather than making bogus claims all in the name of defending a failed government.

"Adult governance" is citizens being slaughtered in their towns and villages, it is double digit inflation, and a leader who banned medical tourism being an excellent example by flying to London. Not only adult governance, it is kiddies governance undecided

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by omowolewa: 8:11pm On Apr 23, 2017
Enjoy
We accepted PMB mainly because we clamored for him. Nigerians are still puzzled.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by sanandreas(m): 10:53pm On Apr 23, 2017
The president have not lived up to expectation. Things have gone worse than he met it.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Goddex: 10:56pm On Apr 23, 2017
The writer of this piece nailed it
Welldone Sir

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Ngokafor(f): 11:41pm On Apr 23, 2017
,.....Buhari/apc Government are nothing but pure and unadulterated failures....Whether he is sick or well,alive or dead,he must vacate Aso-Rock by any means necessary in 2019....Enough of his terrible leadership.biko....The menace of Fulani Herdsmen and the collusion of security men under his approval are enough reason to show him the way out before 2019,how much more him continuing beyond then..

...His zombie supporters can follow him to Daura or London or where'-ever so he can continue ruling them..but leave he must in 2019

..'Corruption fight' my left foot..nonsene.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by MrMaestro: 11:52pm On Apr 23, 2017
gbegemaster:
Nigerians made a huge mistake by voting in bubu.

Question is, have we learnt from our mistake?

Please, someone repeat this over and over so everyone can hear.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by MrMaestro: 11:53pm On Apr 23, 2017
Adminisher:


70% of Nigerians know they have NOT made a mistake.
Nigerians know the problem of Nigeria is CORRUPTION.
Buhari is the only member of the elite class who has called it out and is tackling it . Before now it was the lot of social crusaders and activists.
Now you are having 'adult governance' where corporate citizens like MTN and Shell are compelled to face the law.

Who els could have shown the guts to take hard decisions like this?... Atiku?, El Rufai?, Jonathan?
None.

All of the options were bad. But that doesn't change the fact that Buhari has no business running a 21st century country.

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Re: The Unprecedented Level Of Patience Shown To Buhari- Nigerian Economist by Ojiofor: 1:01am On Apr 24, 2017
Na who Buhari corruption fight don epp?

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