BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT IS THE WORST GOVERNMENT IN THE HISTORY OF NIGERIA.

President Buhari

President Buhari

Buhari has failed a lot of Nigerians. APC supporters and northern Nigerians, especially the Hausa-Fulani’s, will blindly follow President Buhari. Now he has gone to the U.K to treat and ear infection and news coming in, says that he might extend the 10 days health vacation.

According to a season journalist and evangelist, Femi Aribisala, he beautifully made us understand how bad this present regime is. Let me not bore you. Please visit these two links to read Mr. Femi Aribisala’s articles and understand this joke. There are two parts, below.

http://www.femiaribisala.com/the-worst-government-in-the-history-of-nigeria-1/.

http://www.femiaribisala.com/the-worst-government-in-the-history-of-nigeria-2/.

I SUPPORT PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE NAIRA!

President Buhari

President Buhari

A lot has been said about the recent fall of the Naira against the Dollar in the parallel market and the state of the Nigerian economy. People are worried and scared but I don’t think there is any reason to be scared. In fact, I now support President Buhari on his refusal to devalue the Naira. Those who are insisting that he does so, are among the individuals who have been looting our national treasury. The people who have been glamouring for the devaluation of the Naira are people who have been benefiting from the continuous devaluation of the Naira. The President must stand his ground.

The Central Bank of Nigeria banned some items imported into the country on a daily basis. Most of these items can be produced in the country but the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, told Nigerians that the CBN had actually banned the importation of over 700 items. They insisted that most of their members are closing shop because of their inability to import these items. One of these items can be gotten from palm oil. Palm oil was a major exporting product in the former Eastern Nigerian region before the civil war. Nigeria was the largest exporter of the commodity before Oil and Gas stole the show. Indonesia and Malaysia came to our country and took palm kernel seedlings and planted them in their countries. Today, both countries are the largest exporters of the product in the world.What an irony! See where our tribal selfishness has led us to! Now that the federal government have refused to devalue the Naira, thereby making it difficult for importers to import products into Nigeria, will they support the South eastern states to revive the mass production and processing of palm oil? Will Buhari now want Northerners to be the main producers of the product? This was how Obasanjo made it difficult for exporters and importers to do their business by placing high tariffs on other ports and airports so that the lagos ports and lagos and abuja airports were the only places we go export and import items in and out of the country. I wonder.

Going back to the argument at hand, the more we import goods into the country, the more we will deplete our national reserves, thereby killing the Naira, of which our politicians have depleted to the barest minimum, by diverting funds that belong to the nation, for their personal use. This cuts across parties. Also the CBN needs to stop lending money to big corporations like Dangote Group and Co. If you must ensure that the Naira does not die, you need to stop supporting large corporations. If MAN and NACCIMA members can not find forex funds to import items that they would use for their business, why would you make it easily available for Dangote to build his industries?

Nigeria has the largest consumer market in Africa and that is why we are the beautiful bride. Why would we be the largest market in Africa and major corporations would have their African head quarters or major factories built in other African countries, whose populations do not even make up to one-third of our population? Even if they built their factories in Nigeria, will the ethnic quagmire allow them to do so? Look how long it has taken the Ajaokuta Steel mill to be set up.

Although the official rate of the dollar is #198 and over #400 in the parallel (black) market, we can still buy products from foreign countries at the official rate. Even foreign organizations recognize that rate. When you go to the black market you buy at their prize. So if you want to buy a product for $200, you will need to pay #40,000. But if you go to the black market you must have double that amount to do so at #80,000 or more. With the way the world has changed with the internet, you can pay for any item online or with your atm card and spend less money.

The only time we would experience economic difficulties is when the supply for the banned products gets depleted, things will get costly. But if the government and the CBN can encourage local entrepreneurs and farmers to meet the markets needs, there will be no cause for alarm. Buy Nigerian goods to grow the Naira. .

 

BUHARI WILL NOT MAKE A GOOD PRESIDENT!

President Buhari's first media chat with journalists.

President Buhari’s first media chat with journalists.

On the 30th of December, 2015, President Buhari had his maiden media chat with the press. I wasn’t satisfied with his performance, although I was impressed with the questions thrown at him by the journalists who questioned him on that night. I would have preferred that Jonathan remained as president. Why you may ask with all the corruption charges against members of his cabinet and his administration. Let me ask you a question, is the APC better off? Nigerians are being misled with this hullabaloo (noise) about corruption against one party. Both parties spent huge amounts of money in advertisements and campaigns during the run-up to the elections in 2015. In fact, the APC outdid the PDP in adverts. Their billboards sprung up weeks and months ahead of the PDP and they were everywhere. Both parties even started campaigns before the selected time by INEC to do so.

Going back to the issue at hand, when the crisis of the removal of oil subsidy by the GEJ administration in 2011 came to a head, I was totally against the GEJ administration and wanted “CHANGE” by all means possible. But with the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency and the noise being made by the then opposition party and northern elites, against the GEJ administration, I changed my mind and became a staunch supporter of Jonathan. It was plain to see that this was a scheme by the Hausa Fulani’s and Yoruba’s to get rid of the Ijaw man at the helm. It was an ethnic motivated scheme to get rid of GEJ and I hope that the supporters of the present administration who now call supporters of GEJ the “wailing wailers” would understand this.

The media chat with Buhari showed us that we have a president who is there to maintain the foolish statement that Hausa Fulani’s are born to rule and no southern Nigerian has the right to do so, especially those who come from the former eastern region of Nigeria, the Igbo’s and lower Niger basin minorities. Yet the oil that comes from that region is good for Nigeria and we are not good enough to rule this nation and yet these crooks keep telling us that we are one Nigeria. One Nigeria does not exist to me.

How can we have a president who does not know what the CBN is doing to the economy and subjecting Nigerians who want to do business overseas with untold difficulties in doing so? How can we have a president who doesn’t obey court directives and a president who passes judgments in cases he doesn’t preside in? Does he think that these are military tribunals? How can we have a president who promised to give unemployed Nigerian youths N5, 000 monthly and now tells us that these youths need to farm to earn this promised stipend? How can we have a president who is hell bent in fighting corruption and yet does not know the economic direction the country should head at? How can we have a president who asks that a tribe who are agitating for self-determination, to state how they are being marginalized, when he knows how he appointed people to his government?

Yet people who support him will shout blue murder when people criticize Buhari for lacking vision. Is it a most for an non-educated Northerner to rule us? Why can’t northerners like El-Rufai or Atiku rule Nigeria? There are bright young Nigerians in the north who can rule Nigeria. I don’t expect anything from Buhari. He will not take us anywhere. This is a man who lacks vision and if he does, he hasn’t shown it. Maybe the man has an erotic encounter with this obsessed desire to fight corruption. You can’t fight corruption by arresting people up and down and trying to force Nigerians to act right. If we have a government that can efficiently provide workable solutions to the problems affecting Nigerians, we will behave normally. Sometimes I wonder if these fools in government know anything. Even El-Rufai, a staunch supporter of Buhari has started complaining.

IGBO TRADERS SHOULD ABANDON THE IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN GOODS!

President Buhari on Monthday, the 17th of August, 2015, directed the ministries of Industry, Trade and Investment and Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other relevant government agencies to evolve before next year’s budget, new policies to boost domestic manufacturing. He also stated that he would abandon or reverse some economic policies inherited from the former government if that would help in creating more jobs for Nigerian youths.

President Buhari

President Buhari

Majority of Igbo traders are into the importation of foreign goods and products into Nigeria. Past governments have tried to ban some of these products to boost the related industries concerned but Igbo traders and Igbos from all works of live have been against it. They allege it as further marginalization of the Igbos. It is time we embraced this policy. Nigeria needs to manufacture the goods and services its people need. We can’t continue importing foreign goods into the country, thereby creating more jobs for people from who these products come from. The President stated that the textile industry employed over 350,000 people in the eighties but now employed not more than 30,000 people today. I can recall that former president Goodluck Jonathan revived this industry with bailout funds, even though this present administration doesn’t appreciate him.

The point I am making is this, Igbos (I am one of you), should stop importing foreign products and start manufacturing them in igboland. Yes, in igboland and only igboland. I don’t think Dangote’s factories are situated in the East, so why would igbo’s situate theirs in the west or north?If we build our manufacturing factories in the east, we will create more jobs for our sons and daughters, we will have more igbo sons and daughters as executives of major companies in Nigeria. We will create new basic infrastructures like good roads and railways and air ports and river ports (especially the one in Onitsha) to transport our manufactured goods and products to different parts of the country and Africa. The mining industry is one industry that has been neglected by past governments and this is one industry igbo entrepreneurs should venture into. We also need to venture into agriculture, because these two industries can produce by products needed in the manufacturing industry.

Igbos, we are entrepreneurs. Let us show the world what we are capable of doing. Ignore immature rants from other tribes that hate and despise us. They can do all they want to deny us of our rights because they are scared we will deny them the riches that come from our lands (oil and gas), but we are over-comers. Let us embrace manufacturing and abandon the importation of foreign goods.