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Friday, 18 November 2016

Is The Buhari Administration Confused, Forgetful or Dishonest? By Reno Omokri

Sometimes, I wish President Muhammadu Buhari would have been as proficient in arresting Nigeria's recession as he is in arresting his critics! How I pray that this administration was as eloquent at announcing to the public what it has done as it is expert in informing the public what it is that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan allegedly did not do! If only this government applied itself to generating wealth for the nation the way it has devoted itself towards borrowing $29.9 billion.
Wouldn't they have been popular if only they took time to sell their ideas and programs to Nigeria the way they lobbied to sell national assets that more serious governments acquired for Nigeria in times past. But alas, this is an administration that believes in propaganda instead of proper agenda!

And speaking of propaganda, nothing proves my point than the conflicting statements that keep emanating from the Presidency.

After attending Eid prayers in Daura on September 12, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to newsmen and said 'we should thank God this year, the report I'm getting, which is very pleasing, is that we will have a bumper harvest this year.' 

Well, we should thank God everyday and every year, whether or not we have a bumper harvest because we enjoy our existence by His providence, but that is not my point.

My point is that after saying what he did, President Buhari's presidency turned around on November 14, 2016 to raise an alarm of an impending famine.

The loud headline on the Punch Newspapers on that day screamed 'Presidency Raises Alarm Over Imminent Famine'!

Now how can you have a famine two months after a supposed 'bumper harvest'? This makes no sense!

Sometimes I wonder whether the President Buhari led administration is confused or perhaps it is forgetful or maybe if it is untruthful!

How can you have a bumper harvest and then say that famine is imminent in the same breath? Is that now how they accused Goodluck Jonathan of looting $15 billion out of $10 billion?

I hope those who excoriated me when I pointed out that Audu Ogbeh, a graduate of French, was the wrong choice to succeed Akinwumi Adesina, a PhD in agricultural economics from Purdue university, can now see the sense in my admonition. 

Just three years ago, Nigeria under President Jonathan received a Food and Agriculture Organization award by the United Nations for reducing hunger and now we have made a 360 degree turn and are on the brink of a famine.

And the contradictory statements continue. 

President Muhammadu Buhari during his Independence Day broadcast of October 1, 2016 said 'investors from all over the world are falling over themselves to come and do business in Nigeria.”

How the President uttered that lie with a straight face still amazes me. But what was even more amazing is the headline in the papers on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

On that day, The Cable newspaper ran with a headline 'EU: Five Reasons Our Investors Are Not Coming to Nigeria' in which it interviewed Michel Arrion, head of the EU delegation to Nigeria, who gave reasons why European Union investors were not 'falling over themselves to come and do business in Nigeria', chief of which was the Buhari administration's unstable and unreliable foreign exchange policy and its general economic direction.

Talking about unstable financial policies, with all due respect, Kemi Adeosun cannot  pull off the economic magic that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala pulled off under President Obasanjo (when oil sold for less than half of what it sells for today) and under President Jonathan.

Kemi Adeosun has a bachelor degree in economics from the University of East London. I schooled in England and I know that that University is a second class university. The school ranks number 126 in the U.K University League Table 2017. Go ahead and Google it!

Moreso, this is someone who has just a degree in economics and post graduate diploma which is not as high as bachelors. 

Now you had someone who has a PHD in regional and economic development and worked as a Managing Director at the World Bank and also a former Minister of Finance replaced by Kemi. 

In a difficult period like this you need to put your best hands and as a leader, you have to be unsentimental and take hard decisions. Nigeria is in recession and we need our best hands. 

The above fact was made ever more obvious on Monday November 14, 2016 when the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that Nigeria is experiencing a record inflation of 18.3%. To put things in perspective Nigeria's inflation rate fell below 9% under President Jonathan but has doubled under President Buhari!

From record recession to record inflation and now record famine. This is what happens when you blame others instead of taking responsibility!

Success in government comes from deciding early on in what direction you as President want to go and only bring in  appointees who are going in the same direction as you are. Such appointees will help you overcome your weaknesses 
because everyone has weaknesses and makes mistakes. 

The difference is that wise leaders focus on recovering from mistakes while leaders lacking in wisdom focus on who to blame. 

You see, the purpose of power is not to impress people with what you can do but to achieve greatness through with the power you yield. 

It is highly embarrassing that this administration continues to blame previous administrations yet in all spheres and in all indexes it is underperforming when compared with the very administrations it denigrates.

And not content with denigrating past administrations, this government wants to extends its caustic tongue on foreign governments.

After the Federal Executive Council meeting of Wednesday November 9, 2016, the minister of agriculture, Audu Ogbeh said of Donald Trump's victory “he made comments about Nigerians when he was campaigning that they had stolen money, they should go back to their country and live. He has a very low opinion of the blacks and Hispanics. We hope he’ll become a president now for all, including Nigerians and others, resident in the US.
“But if he doesn’t, it means we’ll have to re-tune and re-tool our foreign policy to begin to find a situation where we may have to be welcoming some of our people if they come under extreme pressure. We hope it doesn’t happen.”

First of all, it is really sad that the minister based what he said on beer parlour rumour because Donald Trump has never even mentioned Nigeria during the electioneering campaigns and all those reports have been debunked by the BBC which did a fact check on what Trump did or did not say titled 'Mythbuster: What Donald Trump didn't say about Africa' and published on November 11, 2016.

However, with all that President Buhari's grass importing minister of agriculture said about Donald Trump, let us appreciate the fact that though Donald Trump has not even been sworn in, he has already named some members of his intended cabinet just days after winning the election. That is real change, not the reverse change promised by someone who waited for 6 months after his swearing in before naming his cabinet consisting of an Agriculture minister who studied French and other misfits!

Omokri is the founder of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California, author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God and Why Jesus Wept and the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri


70 comments:

Uju Phil said...

Dish it to them Sirye...Can't deal with this Devilish administration!

livingstone chibuike said...

All of d above

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Thank u Reno my pastor. LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY,SHAMELESS TERRORIST BUHARI IS CONFUSE,SATANIC ,DISHONEST,LIAR,SCAM,WICKED,IGNORANT AND ILLITERA@THE SAME TIME . How tell me how nigeria would survive with that kind of president huh? A MAN WHO'S APC PARTY EAT AND FEED ON LIES well i don't have much to say now am on the starring i will comment when i reach my house.























#sad indeed

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Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

The administration is confused, forgetful and dishonest.
Signed
LibBadBoy

Ohiren's Zone said...

Most people are now regretting their actions by voting for this government.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

How many times na?


...merited happiness

Muhammad sa'ad said...

There is hope with this man, may thr almighty help him through

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

None of the above

Odibe Blessing said...

No strength to read long epistle this morning

Juliet Iwuno said...

No time to waste time. Linda take note!

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Anonymous said...

The truth though.

javar10 said...

9ce one sir, I'm very sure EFCC,DSS and ICPC must have tried all their possible means to rogue dis decent pastor to make sure they silent him bur to no avail.
Buhari is worst thing to ever happen to nigeria and happy that some ppl are now realizing their mistakes,especially my SW neighbors

Udolisa Ugochukwu said...

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Amadi Saleh said...

Wouldn't b surprised if ure arrested someday for collecting money from dasuki gate....Mr Reno...I believe ure a Nigerian ...how ave u tried to help this present administration? What idea ave u put to the table?....Nigeria is also ur responsibility... Who critics don epp?

nina said...

Hahahahaha I laugh, Oga hope this gets to our President, minister of finance and Agriculture.

RAPHAEL MR RAG AYUBA said...

Confused definitely

Rayn said...

Our agricultural minister studied French, I give up on this administration *smh*

OMOTUNDE GREEN said...

Thought this idiot claims to be a man of God. I'm so sick of his rants. Ogbeni lo sun jo

Chibuzo said...

People With Placards Beg Jonathan To Come Back In Police Presence In Sokoto (PICTURES)

Anonymous said...

No matter how you support this administraton, you can't help but agree with the points laid out bare esp @bonario

Kenex kenneth said...

Nice write up. Directionless govt

Anonymous said...

Good write up. Buhari was a cow farmer before he became President. Ten years ago, Buhari as a cow farmer had 200 cows, and last year before he became president, he had 200 cows. And that is who Nigerians thought would solve their problems. You can't give what you don't have.

Anonymous said...

Word! Only a fool will say otherwise

Rapport Naija said...

I stopped reading the moment this man starts talking school of studies! What has that got to do with current economic situation in the country? And he come and say he is a Pastor!

As much as I want to support many of the points Reno Omokri made in his latest article "Is Buhari's government confused...", what baffles me is how he continues to lay credence on the schools and course of study of those he is comparing.

The fuck? If your school determine your success, then Harvard school graduates should be all countries Presidents. What has Kemi Adeosun schooling in University of East London has to do with the current economic situation in the country? Common sense is indeed not for everybody!

www.rapportnaija.com

Olu Funsho said...

Reno, I am really disappointed at all these you have said and have been saying, Jonathan and other past president had funds and huge inflow of revenue at their disposal, to my best of knowledge at least for my generation this is the first time Nigeria is experiencing this kind of recession when a government is battling with the challenge of both generating revenue and spending to sustain the economy. Please apply common sense while talking, you can only achieve things and spend money when you have it, not when you don't have, the government you served under finished up all our reserves and left us with nothing, other oil exporting countries are sustaining their economy with there reserves but we have nothing and you are here blabbing . please go and find something else to do

Mr kings said...

Enter your comment...well said, but the problem is that all those sitting in asorock villa are all deaf

alex Rednaxela said...

Now let those people that refuse to smell the coffee see that President Buhari and his gang of misfit are running this country aground. Mr. Reno is making points and pointing facts, no lie or propaganda can trump that.

Anonymous said...

Kemi Adeosun university of east London just a fucking economics degree are u fucking kidding me, I'm applying for your job on Monday morning. I believe I'm more qualified than her. University of east London, such a joke.

abujakenneth said...

The administration is not only confused, forgetful, dishonoest and untruthful but the man Buhari is evil

Anonymous said...

Oh my God I feel like crying when read this.so sad.

Anonymous said...

Leave Buhari alone and get busy with the ways of bringing an alternative to Buhari administration if you feel they are not working. At least Buhari is better than the donkey that was recently voted out.

Vivian Reginalds said...

STFU
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

FRESH said...

It is you who lives in the comfort of America & has a post election defeat hangover, that is confused & dishonest. Let Reno Omokri for once admit to Nigerians the kind of looting that took place under his principal.

Iphie Abraham said...

Yes o,all three of them










Lib addict#just passing#

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

Everybody know very well buhari administration is a confusing one, the last day, they say locust eat up thir crops in the farm as a result famine we occur, now is nigeria exporting their plant to others country, we are tired of stories

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OSINANL said...

Evil administration

Anonymous said...

Your article is too long. But if you read the article, the famine was because people were exporting grains and not selling locally. So, they are not contradicting themselves, we had a bumper harvest but people prefer to export

Our Father said...

Beautiful write up. You would also need to talk about Femi Adesina, who is always eloquently defending the indefensible.

Anonymous said...

Well said Reno, you always finish this bad luck Administration with fact, Buhari only wanted to become a president, he had no plan or focus. with his bunch of misfits ministers

Alasdear said...

well spoken.

APPLE said...

They are all of the above @REno.

MyPersonalOpinion said...

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. God help our President, God help Nigeria, God help the Federal Republic of Nigeria.. But sincerely, Our president needs to do more than what we are seeing now.. I am MPO and this is just My Personal Opinion Learn how to work with Excel(Free tutorial) , Learn how to design a Website (Free tutorial)

sholetoga said...

Buhari is the most confused president on this planet. His aides and ministers knows this but they are all afraid to tell him. From all his evil policies, you can touch his incompetence with your hands. SMH

Anonymous said...

Sharap there, its so convenient for you to sit down abroad and criticize Buhari after your party of predators laid a sixteen year siege on Nigeria's finances, completely wiping out everything. What took you 16 years to destroy you now want Buhari to rebuild in 16 months. Keep criticizing.

Anonymous said...

When will this man allow us to forget our mistake of Mr Jonathan as our former president. When will Reno come back from his hiding to help grow Nigeria as most of his age group are currently doing. Reno is stuck in the past and will not let go. LET GO SMALL MAN AND COME HOME TO SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY TO GROW.

Charles Ifeco said...

from all permutation, actions and in-actions.............., it is crystal clear like the pamuda triangle that this administration lack all administrative competence................... they are daft of all sense of focus and wallow in the smelling ocean of confusion........................ worst still the have not been able to release their insipid mistakes,................. code ................and .................encode in order to fall back to the part of iganirusm............................... but instead they prefer to nag ...................and wallow in the oceanic armpit of trying to lay hands on dirty pubic hair....................... It is annoying that some stupid idiots and myopic catals who brought us to this cul-de-sac are even confuse in their unwanted face hinding and damage mechnisms
I dey vex..................
God Help Us.......................











@charlesifeco


Charles Ifeco said...

from all permutation, actions and in-actions.............., it is crystal clear like the pamuda triangle that this administration lack all administrative competence................... they are daft of all sense of focus and wallow in the smelling ocean of confusion........................ worst still the have not been able to release their insipid mistakes,................. code ................and .................encode in order to fall back to the part of iganirusm............................... but instead they prefer to nag ...................and wallow in the oceanic armpit of trying to lay hands on dirty pubic hair....................... It is annoying that some stupid idiots and myopic catals who brought us to this cul-de-sac are even confuse in their unwanted face hinding and damage mechnisms
I dey vex..................
God Help Us.......................











@charlesifeco

Charles Ifeco said...

from all permutation, actions and in-actions.............., it is crystal clear like the pamuda triangle that this administration lack all administrative competence................... they are daft of all sense of focus and wallow in the smelling ocean of confusion........................ worst still the have not been able to release their insipid mistakes,................. code ................and .................encode in order to fall back to the part of iganirusm............................... but instead they prefer to nag ...................and wallow in the oceanic armpit of trying to lay hands on dirty pubic hair....................... It is annoying that some stupid idiots and myopic catals who brought us to this cul-de-sac are even confuse in their unwanted face hinding and damage mechnisms
I dey vex..................
God Help Us.......................











@charlesifeco

Anonymous said...

Rapport Naija and Olu Funsho, please you both should endeavour to go on a fact finding mission yourselves before you come on social media to air your views... The man sitting as the President of this beautiful country called Nigeria really does not have the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians at heart plus he really does not listen to advice so what do tou want critics to do other than to criticise him so that it at least can prick his conscience thats if he even takes time out to hear how Nigerians truly feel about his regime.
Secondly, please do not ever repeat what is not a fact that this government came and met an empty treasury is TOTAL FALSEHOOD as even ex president Obasanjo stated that Jonathan's government did leave 30billion dollars in foreign reserves, an amount Obasanjo when he was coming into power never met but still managed to work within his capacity.
I expect as youths we should not be seen to take sides with falsehood but should stand for facts and truth as always.
Personally, i think it is high time our generation takes over the mantle of leadership of this country in all aspects, we would be far better off as a people and as a country.
The old ones should call it a day, for they have played their part...

ambalex1 tech said...

this is a guy that has nothing to say of the corruption of the administration he served,Jobless person.

CHIOMA said...

MR RAPPORT NAIJA it is your illiteracy that is speaking. Google the executive cabinets of the 10 most prosperous countries in the world and see if you can ask that question again?Singapore for example has all members of her cabinets as graduates from Harvard. So yes, you can never give that which you dont have, be it congenital or acquired.

Anonymous said...

Correct

Anonymous said...

Shut up .this ur column can never gain u popularity. Wat have u done to yr immediate family me member.aturu

Anonymous said...

Amadi may amadioha strike you with 7 thunders. How have you helped the dead administration? Buhari painted his personal vendetta against dasuki with national colours deceiving low iq fools like you

Anonymous said...

Rapport you're a goat and your parents wasted their money sending you to school if you dont know the value of quality education. Sorry ok ..you need help

Anonymous said...

Na your daddy be donkey cos he should have used a condom and saved the world the waste that you are

Anonymous said...

Thank you my sister u sabi. I don giv rapport poison 2 eat as reply alrdy. His parents wasted money sending him 2 school cos he doesn't appreciate what qualitative education brings to the table

Anonymous said...

What did he say that makes him otherwise? Is he not better than your brothers who are using the pulpit to milk Nigerians like cow only to flood the southwest with universities built from tithe and offerings.

Anonymous said...

Two parallel lines can never meet ,Reno, you talking to the wrong choir boy. Buhari was not Trained to solve puzzles, never pass WAEC,coutesey of affirmative action that allow all of them to go to NDA in Zaria with a letter from the Emir.None of them have any management skill,from Gowon,Murutala,Obasonjo,Babangida ,Abacha,Abdusalam, all they have was GUN to the head of the Technocrats ,Like Awolowo, Tafawa-Balewa,H.O.Davis,Hebert McCauly,Azikwe,.That's the way the British set it up in every country they colonize .Emeka Odumegu Ojukwu was a learned brother that try tell to us what the British was doing to us but, we crucify him.Check the history that lead to the war .I'm a yoruba boy that witness 1967-1970 WAR. Hausa's have always been a tool for the west.They could never see through a WHITE-MAN.OJUKWU DID. He School in England when most Africans cannot afford the bus to the AIRPORT.

Anonymous said...

Reno, ya mouth sharp Sha.see as you just pieces kemi. You just shred her witHout looking left or right.

REAL. PIKIN said...

Plain truth although it bitter.

Anonymous said...

Reno pls do a personal fact check and leave those bbc, cnn, fox news et al out of it. They tell u only what they want u to hear. I heard Trump on Tv myself during one of his campaign rallies denigrate Nigeria in those terms. As for Buhari, we hope he'll eventually get it or honorably bow out.
I may be wrong but I think your support of Trump is sentimental rather than factual, Hillary probably helped kick Jona out of office, and u can't forgive her and Obama. As u know by now, the world is not pure black or white, pls be more objective in the future. We all await with baited breath what kind of change a trump personality will bring to d world.

Anonymous said...

Reno was wrong. University of East London is a THIRD CLASS university, never a SECOND CLASS. @rapport naija have never been to a first class university before

Anonymous said...

Reno you talk too much

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