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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Osinbajo Shifts Blame Again by Reno Omokri

Read his piece below...
How we respond to an issue is in many cases more important than the issue itself. And one such issue is the current economic travails Nigeria is currently grappling with. 
The response to this issue is definitely more important than the issue itself and will determine how long we remain in the sinkhole with our economy.

What our leaders have unfortunately failed to realize is that how we got into this situation is not as important as how we will get out of it it and if we must look backwards it must be for the purpose of learning how we got to our present situation and not for the reason of searching for scapegoats.

There is no virtue in looking for blame. The virtue is in looking for solutions. That is what an executive must preoccupy itself with. The apportioning of blame is the preserve of the judiciary. Leave that to them.

After blaming the current economic crash of the economy on former President Goodluck Jonathan on multiple occasions, I was shocked to read in today's (Tuesday the 20th of September, 2016) papers a direct statement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in which he blamed Nigeria's economic recession on Niger Delta Militants.m

The vice President, while speaking at the maiden meeting of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum on Monday the 19th of September, 2016 said “If we did not have vandalism in the Niger Delta as we are currently suffering, we will not have this recession today."

Now do not get me wrong, I do not speak for, advocate for or encourage any militants group in Nigeria's Niger Delta or in any other theaters of belligerency in any part of the world. On the contrary, I am a pastor and preacher of the peaceful message of the one and only Prince of peace, Jesus the Messiah, yet I must say that Vice President Osinbajo's comments betray a very serious character issue that may affect his capacity to assist President Muhammadu Buhari in piloting the affairs of Nigeria.

Why do I say so? Well, for one, Nigerians have been regaled with multiple statements from Mr. Osinbajo himself, his boss and their mouthpieces in which they blamed Dr. Goodluck Jonathan for Nigeria's economic recession.

The latest attempt to pin the blame on Dr. Jonathan came via an article by Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, entitled 'What is President Buhari doing with the economy?'

Said Garba Shehu “Believe me; episodes from the Jonathan era can fill books, and other possibilities, such as courtroom drama thriller." Going further, Mr. Shehu declared that "The current pain is due to the mismanagement of the past."

And now today, Mr. Shehu's 'cousin in office' (to borrow a phrase that Garba Shehu himself used to describe the relationship between Dr. Reuben Abati and I) has contradicted him and said it is no longer former President Goodluck Jonathan that is to blame but Niger Delta militants.

Please, can this administration make up its mind? Choose a story and stick to it. Choose a scape goat and stick with him.

I will not be surprised if tomorrow they blame Mr. Chinakwe, the man who was sent to prison and is right now facing prosecution for naming his dog after his hero, President Buhari, for the recession.

The truth does not shift. You cannot have one truth today and another truth tomorrow. Truth is as stable as a rock. And one would think that Professor Yemi Osinbajo, himself a pastor, would know it.

What you are is always more important than what you can do. Your character is what you are. Your skill is what you can do. It is important to know the difference because if your skill takes you to a height and you do not develop your character to match that height, you will come crashing down!

Mr. Osinbajo's skill as a legal professional  par excellence has taken him to such heights from a professor to a commissioner and now to the Vice President of Nigeria. But if pastor Osinbajo does not have the character to tell the inconvenient truth to his new boss and to the nation he now leads as a co pilot, then this character flaw may very well be the undoing of their joint administration.

And what is the truth?

Well, without mincing words, the truth is that the major reason for the crash of the Nigerian economy is not any alleged mismanagement by former President Goodluck Jonathan or the Peoples Democratic Party (to be sure, they were not perfect and had their flaws) but that for six months President Muhammadu Buhari did not appoint ministers in a nation where nothing substantial gets done at ministries, departments, agencies, parastatals or embassies without ministers giving the nod.

And before pastor Osinbajo sends his media hounds to argue with me, I suggest he leave his car unattended for six minutes without a driver in the middle of Third Mainland bridge and see if it does not crash. If he survives the experience, then by all means he can send his hounds to come and take me on!

But there is an even deeper reason for why Nigeria is experiencing this unprecedented economic recession and that is that even when President Buhari eventually came around to constituting his cabinet, he peopled it with individuals whose capacity to deliver the goods is at best suspect.

Let me elucidate this with a statement made by President Buhari's minister of sports and broadcast on Channels television today Tuesday the 20th of September, 2016.

Said Mr. Solomon Dalung, 'the disabled athletes have shown that all you need is a winning mentality and not too much preparation.'

Can you imagine that coming from a minister and member of the federal executive council?

But why should we be surprised? Nigerians are witnesses to the utterances of the minister of information, the aptly named Lai Mohammed, who blamed any good thing that happened in Nigeria immediately after President Buhari's inauguration not on any form of preparation but on the President's 'body language'.

Early rains fell in obeisance to the President's body language. Barren women became fertile as a result of President Buhari's miraculous powers of non verbal communication. All kinds of orishirishi were attributed to body language.

One wonders where the fabled 'body language' was when it came to fighting the recession.

The truth is that preparation, pure preparation (that word that Mr. Dalung and other operatives of this administration hate to hear) is the only thing that can increase the likelihood of success in any venture including governance. As it is commonly said 'those who fail to plan, plan to fail'.

And the reason why Mr. Osinbajo and his co travelers will continue to shift blame from individual to individual is because they do not have the strength of character to accept responsibility for their actions.

At this juncture, it will be pertinent of me to remind Lai Mohammed of his words uttered on the 25th of May, 2014 when he said 'a government that is unwilling to take any responsibility for anything, should not be counted upon.' Right back at you Mr. Mohammed, right back at you!

President Buhari has to quickly learn that the more you blame others, the more power you surrender. The more you accept responsibility, the more power you take.

Early in 2015, Pastor Osinbajo called then President Jonathan's administration a 'visionless' government. As I end this piece, I would like to define the vision of change that Mr. Osinbajo and his boss promised us based on what we have seen so far.

Mr. Osinbajo's vision for change is defined as a sports minister who believes athletes do not need training, a finance minister who thinks recession is just a word, a science and technology minister who aspires to produce pencils in two years, an information minister who wants to generate jobs via masquerade dressing, an interior minister who uses his security to publicly shine his shoes rather than secure the interior of his country, an agriculture minister who fights for land for cows instead of farmers, a labor minister who threatens banks with revocation of license when they retrench workers due to bad economy, a communications minister who wants us to pay 9% tax on calls, a transport minister who gives one President credit for a railway built by another President, an economic adviser who wants women to donate their jewelry to help government fight recession and a Presidential spokesman who believes critics are ‘wailers’ all led by a President who believes #ChangeBeginsWithMe not him, though he was the one who promised it!

61 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

Ahaahhhahaha dis man is a clown..shame to u

SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

Make una put the blame on me.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

All dis man does is write


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Uju Phil said...

Cant this bench warmer just keep quiet for once,he's even more infuriating when he blabs! #Sic

Anonymous said...

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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Well spoken Reno.
The will soon blame social media for their failures or blame FREEBORN FOR THEIR WEAK ERECTION WHAT A GOVERNMENT.
terrorist buhari and his apc are only desperate for power noting more am happy now that the world has seen then monsters they are.
OSIBANJO IS NOW BLAMING MILITANTS FOR THEIR FAILURES WONDERFUL.
osibanjo make una resign oooo shameless bunch of clueless dick heads in government.
R..I..P NIGERIA.























#sad indeed

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. reno continue wailing for that's what you are destined for through out this administration ,it feels good to know you keep having horrible nightmares since the progress of this administration,shameless hypocrite .



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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad bamislam said...

Well spoken Reno.
The will soon blame social media for their failures or blame FREEBORN FOR THEIR WEAK ERECTION WHAT A GOVERNMENT.
terrorist buhari and his apc are only desperate for power noting more am happy now that the world has seen then monsters they are.
OSIBANJO IS NOW BLAMING MILITANTS FOR THEIR FAILURES WONDERFUL.
osibanjo make una resign oooo shameless bunch of clueless dick heads in government.
R.I.P NIGERIA.























#sad indeed

vinna saviour said...

Lol ride on sir

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Reno don't mind this weak VP that call himself pastor,he has finally shift d blame game to d militant,vision less govt.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Reno don't mind this weak VP that call himself pastor,he has finally shift d blame game to d militant,vision less govt.

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charles obaze said...

That is what they do best

Anonymous said...

GBAM. You Nailed it.

Iphie Abraham said...

Hmmmmmmmm,they should keep blaming militants and uncle Jona instead of looking for a solution









Lib addict#juSt passing#

OSINANL said...

Clueless man...


Linda someone is impersonating me on this blog... please take note

The real OSINANL is in BLACK while the impersonator is in RED

Kay Bell said...

that last paragraph said it all

ike manuel said...

Apc the most clueless party ever! God help us

Na me talk am!

Long Live Lib!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice piece Reno.

Adesoji Joshua said...

Well said and crafted, hope they take it in good faith. It is well.

Anonymous said...

Nice article Reno

dee boi said...

We don read ur long epistle... dee

Anonymous said...

Eventually result will call itself.

edDREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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With this kontrol music am hearing nw who get time for long epistle abeg...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Lilian Fc Barcelona said...

Hmmmmmmm, I hope Mr Osinbajo is still a Christian?

Anonymous said...

If Reno Omokri had expended even a fraction of the time, energy and resources he is now spending on Buhari's matter to provide GEJ with this type of rare, profound and Solomonic wisdom, GEJ would have been a very successful President and will still have remained in power for another four years.
By denying the GEJ government of the benefit of this deep knowledge and wisdom, Mr. Omokri can be said to have engaged in acts of betrayal that contributed immensely to the loss GEJ suffered at the polls.

Big Dave Ken said...

Well said brother...Weldon.

Anonymous said...

Reno is a useless man,he can only die hating.

Anonymous said...

Don't mind the jobless idiot.

Anonymous said...

Mumu.

Anonymous said...

Some people here re the most stupid zombie on this planet.u dare open dat gutter u call mouth to abuse Reno when he is saying the truth? May God hv mercy on u.

Anonymous said...

Nailed what? Your head huh? Mumu.

Anonymous said...

Coming from an Igbo, you will die hating.

Debbie Chelsea said...

Lol

Prince Abidogun Ceo HypesTV.com said...

This man just want to be noticed

shit.
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Anonymous said...

It's obvious you didn't read his article.

Eze-Udemba Zuma said...

Reno, Reno, Oh Reno; i admire you ... No, i envy you! Any way thank you are usual for you erudite wittiness.

Anonymous said...

My question is how much is the price of crude oil when APC is campaigning? This people is a bunch of fools, the price of crude oil is even higher today than when they are busy building sky skripers in the air, bunch of disasters.

Anonymous said...

My question is how much is the price of crude oil when APC is campaigning? This people is a bunch of fools, the price of crude oil is even higher today than when they are busy building sky skripers in the air, bunch of disasters.

BelieveAll said...

They are bunch of confused people


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Jamila Shaibu said...

Hmmmmmmm

christie benjamin said...

He's the VP?? Colour me surprised! I thought Buhari is both the President and the VP?? Na wa o!

Juliet Iwuno said...

No time to waste time! Linda take note!

Ify Chude said...

I have said it before and I am still saying it! Buhari has no team; a leader who can't assemble a formidable team is not worth being a leader and will always fail.

Stanley Mako said...

They will soon blaim me. Incompetency is disturbing osibanjo.

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Well said, the only solution is to fight hard and get solution not blaming anybody

Anonymous said...

You don't know that after Dalung, comes the VP?

Anonymous said...

Apc

Vivian Reginalds said...

azn
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

Nothing but the truth being said again..only assholes will wail on this really

austin uzoma said...

You guys are hurt because the truth is been said. He has not abused or insult you what soever. He only shared his opinion on the current situation of things in the country and nothing else.make your point and stop insulting people just because of social media.these guy has a name but surprisingly you guys don't. Ok

austin uzoma said...

You have spoken well.let those who have good ears hear.The truth have been said as always. Let them talk, talk rubbish as always without backing their opinion with any good point,just as their papa buhari and APC government without direction, and unprepared to lead us to that promise without change of who their are before now but surprisingly was only prepared for blaming game story. Thank God we still have better youths with youthful age and experience like you,Eket Governor, ffk and co who can stand for the truth irrespectively,and whom can equally lead us to the promise land.

Anonymous said...

THIS IS JUST THE STORY OF THE BAD WORKMAN WHO QUARRELS WITH HIS TOOLS!!!!!!! SORRY APC!!!!!

sly said...

say baba!

sly said...

say baba! una don see the say baba abi? 1983 when this foolish man become head of state for Nigeria history has it that Nigerians were face with a lot of hardship. una never see say this man na bad LUCKY! make una no forget to vote APC for 2019 ooooooo

Charles Ifeco said...

HEHEHEHEHE
this man self. sometime when i kneel to play i just thank God that in the land of evil doing there are stil righteous men. Keep saying the truth God will bless u sir



some people in this blog are not just daft but are crazy too. if you dont know what to say just shut your mouth and stop disgracing your parents!


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Anonymous said...

Osibanjo will soon blame cossy orjiokor for having big breast,as the reasonn why Nigeria is in recession. Hahahaha una never see anything.

Anonymous said...

I have gone through these comments and realised that there are 2 big fools that consistently comment on this blog. they are AbokiDaWarriBoy and Uju Phil .
I ask you both a question..... why are you this stupid? why can't you both use your brains? why are you this dull? i really weep for the country because as long as we have people this..... silly in their thinking, we are not really gonna go far. stop these political alliances and read between the lines. this write up is intelligent. this government has failed completely. they should chin up or step down........this blame game has gone on for too long. even the VP Osibanjo.... this his comment just confirms how empty and clueless he and the entire Government are.....
I rest my case

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