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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

What Recession Does to People-Osinbajo and President Buhari Inclusive By Reno Omokri

When recession hits the economy it leads to inflation. When it hits INEC it leads to 'inconclusive elections'. When it hits APC they  turn Graduate to Conductors. When it hits Davido he stops singing 'emi omo baba olowo' and starts singing 'gba be oshi'. When it hits P-Square they stop singing 'chop my money' and start singing 'bank alert'. When it hits Nollywood stars they stop flashing cleavage and bum and start flashing you with calls.
When it hits E-Money, he stops spraying dollar with spraying machine and starts spraying Naira by hand. When it hits UAC they start making gala with sausage only at the end and none in the middle. When it hits Vice President Yemi Osinbajo he forgets mathematics and blames Jonathan for looting $15 billions arms fund though less than $10 billion was budgeted for defense under Jonathan But when it hits President Buhari he stops promising change and starts blaming Goodluck Jonathan!- 

The incurable Responsibility Dodgers Syndrome afflicting the current administration has reached alarming proportions such that they have turned the weekly meetings of the federal executive council into blame Jonathan sessions.

Rightly, agents of the government of the day have earned the unflattering sobriquet Responsibility Dodgers because the big guns in this government, despite their manifest unpreparedness for office and obvious cluelessness, have continued to blame past administrations, especially that of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, for their own failure.

It is even most disappointing that a clergyman like Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a Professor of law, who incidentally is also the head of the administration’s economic team would join the fray.
The latest outburst from Professor Osinbajo was made in a paper he presented at an event in the United States last Monday, where he claimed that the Jonathan administration was never committed to defeating Boko Haram.

Really? Let me remind our revered Vice President of a statement made by his boss when the then President Goodluck Jonathan unleashed the firepower of the Nigerian Army on Boko Haram.
Since the Vice President has finally confessed that it was a national leader of the All Progressive Congress who was a former governor that nominated him to his present post, permit me to quote from a newspaper in which they same national leader has interest to buttress my argument.
On the 2nd of June, 2013, The Nation Newspaper in a headline titled 'Buhari Faults Clampdown on Boko Haram Members' said "Former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari has faulted the federal government’s clampdown on  Boko Haram Islamic insurgents.He accused the government of killing and destroying their houses while the Niger Delta militants were given special treatment by the government.
Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored in Kaduna also admitted that the road to the registration of the All Progressive Congress (APC) was rough, pointing out that the promoters of the party were well prepared for any hitch that may arise.
Buhari who first spoke in Hausa before the English version accused politicians from the Niger Delta region of starting the current in security in the country by recruiting and arming youths of the region in their desperate attempt to retain power as governors.

The former Nigerian leader said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government."

From the above, a few things become clear:

a. There was a 'clampdown' on Boko Haram under Jonathan.
b. It requires 'commitment' to unleash a clampdown.
c. It was precisely Vice President Osinbajo's boss, President Buhari who was against the clampdown.

So now I ask, who was really never committed to defeating Boko Haram?

The three facts established by the newspaper owned by the very man who nominated Professor Osinbajo to his present position has exposed him as either a liar or a poor student of history. 
Given that the Vice President earned a professorship, I am not inclined to believe that he is a poor student of history which leaves only one other conclusion.

Let us recall that at one point, while addressing pastors and leaders at a retreat of the Fountain of Life Church in Lagos, Osinbajo had also claimed that the Governments of Jonathan and that of late President Umaru Yar’Adua didn’t build a single road in ten years!

On the issue of recession and how to get out of it, the Vice President has continued to dither. In one breathe, he had blamed the downturn on the past administration, and in another, he found it convenient to put the blame on pipeline vandalism. And this is despite the fact that the administration, through the Chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC) Governor’s Forum, has assumed responsibility for plunging the economy into recession.

Any discerning mind seeking to appraise the Vice President by what he says, about the past administrations, cannot but come to the conclusion that Osinbajo simply does not realize the weight of the responsibility that rests on the seat he occupies.

I have no doubt in my mind that accountability requires that a man in his position, whose word bears the full stamp of the administration, should always aspire not only to speak the truth, but to say it with candour and dignity.

In the first place, he has continued to raise wide and baseless allegations of an embezzled $15 billion security equipment fund, without any shred of evidence. Again, I state that this is the kind of loose and trite talk that a Vice President should never be associated with.

It is self evident that the entire five year defence budget under the former President did not have a security equipment component that was anywhere near that figure. Also, when he insists that the military were poorly equipped, he is simply being economical with the truth. This is because, despite his distant disposition in office, we expect that he should atleast know, that the entire military arsenal currently being deployed in the prosecution of the war against Boko Haram, are still the ones ordered or purchased by the past administrations, as the Buhari Administration is yet to replenish the nation’s armoury.

Funny enough, as I was writing this piece, Vanguard Newspaper published a video of the hero of our time, Lieutenant Colonel Abu Ali fighting Boko Haram with the headline 'Video: Footage shows artillery weapons bought by Jonathan, used by Late Col. Abu-led troops against Boko Haram'! APC's lies are catching up with them!

I  leave Nigerians to determine the wisdom in the Vice President’s claim that Boko Haram occupied 20 of the 27 Local Government Areas in Borno State at the time his Government came on board, when the fact remains that the election that produced both the APC presidency and Borno State Governor, held in all the local government areas in the state.

I have to painfully admit that, going by his insensitive and offhand comments, Osinbajo has not impressed Nigerians either as a Senior Advocate, pastor or Vice President. We believe that as a senior lawyer, he understands that his garb of silk conveys on him the responsibility of speaking factually and evidentially. We are also convinced that as a Vice President, his office requires that he speaks with decorum and respect at all times. Above all, as a minister of the gospel, apparently schooled in the forbearing ways of the Saviour, his utterances should only seek to heal, and not revile. Unfortunately, Osinbajo has failed woefully on all these counts.

I urge Vice President Osinbajo to rummage the archives to bring himself up to speed on how Chief Alex Ekwueme, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and Arch. Namadi Sambo, all reputable former Vice Presidents, functioned during their time, to make themselves effective in office. For instance, Osinbajo should be reminded that during Jonathan’s short time as Vice President, he left a good track record as the head of the nation’s economic management team. Beyond providing a sterling leadership for the well-placed economic direction of the Yar’Adua administration, Jonathan was also the face of the amnesty negotiations that brought about the peace in the Niger Delta. He did not achieve that through pointless drivel empty sound-bites.

We have to point out that while the economy bleeds, this Vice president as the head of the economic management team of the present administration, who ordinarily should be marshalling out policy initiatives, remains aloof and marooned. Let us not forget that he was the head of the economic team when padding was introduced in our budgeting lexicon. The 2016 budget which he supervised and sent to the Senate with all grime and warts, has gone down as the most scandalous and worst ever to be prepared in this country. Ditto for the $29.9 billion loan request which has just been thrown out by the Senate, as a result of the opaque and vague nature of the proposal.

 It appears the shame of plummeting naira value, galloping inflation, mounting job losses and collapsing economy, increasing hunger as well as worsening unemployment numbers, are not enough to rouse the Vice President to action. Otherwise, Osinbajo, did not have to wait for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the National Assembly to remind his Government that a humongous loan bid without a comprehensive economic blueprint, simply cannot fly.

But did he need to be reminded that a depressed economy, or any economy at all, can never recover or flourish when placed on auto pilot, like Osinbajo and his team have done?

The earlier Osinbajo realizes that a good Vice President avoids the distractions of tactless activism, the better for him. What is required of him is to strategically apply himself to the job of helping his principal and the administration to succeed, especially in these trying times. 

44 comments:

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vinna saviour said...

U have spoken the minds of the gods lol

ASHANKA said...

MAKE God help person

Uju Phil said...

Cldnt agree more...! 👍

Gideon Okorie said...

When all hope seems lost just remember this!!Read and be inspired

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

Osibanjo is just confused and is playing d blame game just to save his ignorance. He's neither a genuine pastor nor a seasoned professor. Guntu

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Anonymous said...

Reno is too much

livingstone chibuike said...

I agree wit u omokri

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

It is well


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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Lol

mike eze said...

Reno for president...

Anonymous said...

worst presidents in history

Gerald Nwokoro said...

We should always try to read Reno's write up as he always speak with intelligence and based on facts. Whether the APC supporters agree with him or not the truth is that this present government is the most clueless of all governments ever to come to power. Come next election we should go to the polls to perform our civic duty unbiased rather on sentiments.

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teaddy said...

Dear Reno, its very shameful that people like you can still open your mouth in public. need i remind you that someone just returned 1billion Naira, your Dasuki looked at Abati and dashed him 50m. Obanikoro returned a fraction of his own. not to talk of your almighty Petroleum Minister. Your Jonathan was a mistake. By the way, how much did Dasuki dashed you.

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Abosede Ojuade said...

Seen.

Anonymous said...

It's good Reno mentioned the lies of APC. Buhari said he has finished Boko Haram yet a whole Lt. Colonel of the Nigerian Army and others are killed by them in serious warfare. Their lies are catching up with them. The VP is the head of the economic team and the country is sinking daily into depression. No ideas, no plans, no brains

chukwunonso said...

we're looking at them, i know God will see us through

Mao Akuh said...

Osinbajo has sold his birth-right over fura da nono. The man no come de use him sense

Mao Akuh said...

When you work with a clueless man, you become even worse than the clueless man.

Well said

Juliet Iwuno said...

I reserve my comment. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

God bless you Reno. I am not a patient writer but this is exactly my stand on the VP. His actions and utterances are not applaudable at all! Both as a lawyer and a pastor. If you are ashamed of your performance, as a pastor, you should not run others down by carrying the placard of lies. Just quietly seek advice/solution!

Wilson Powex said...

This man is sounding so disgusting each day...its not by force to be on the news oh.Omokri means dwarf he-goat afterall so we don't expect any thing relevant from him

Agu nwanyi said...

God bless you, Mr Reno for ds wonderful article. I knew from onset, dt he will nt fare well as a Vice president considering his background as a pastor. Its jus his greed dt made him to accept dt post cos he is someone dt hs reached d peak of his career and will nt need much again other dn sitting in the background to enjoy his works so far and offer advices. We jus need to learn ow to say'NO' whn we r confronted wit tins dt r really bigger dn urs. Nigeria pastors please live lives dt r worthy of emulations!

daniel ubong said...

Great article by my man Reno!bring it on, love u.

OSINANL said...

GOD BLESS YOU RENO

cocodeal said...

This Reno or whatever is called is making no sense at all...Yes APC Government has not delivered on electoral promises but the present situation we are facing now is chain reaction from the pathetic administration of GEJ....which he(Remo or REno) was part of. He kept littering the social media defending GEJ rather than being objective on the fact behind the our present predicament. I don't blame him....He was a dog well fed with bones of corruption,so his bite can never cut truth.

Anonymous said...

If truly Nigeria is for all of us, then our primary objective is to seek the betterment of every Nigerian regardless of creed, heritage or political party or class as the case maybe. Good leadership accepts full responsibility for its own actions. Pointing fingers helps no one at all. The current state of the Nigerian economy presents tremendous opportunity for this administration to show its metal. Action(s) speak louder.........

Anonymous said...

The idiot is at it again. Writing Rubbish due to joblessness. Shame on Reno

Anonymous said...

Good talk, hope that useless Osinbajo will read this write up.

Anonymous said...

Uncle reno don't worry ya sef. The bulk of naija knows how useless this government is. Just 1% of extremely ignorant people still sing praises of this government. I mean even tinubu knows the government is useless

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

I not fit laugh, Jesus said not everybody that called my names go enter heaven,

Anonymous said...

Still on the payroll, Mr Reno. I beg collect your money write rubbish! You don't have a real job and need to take care of the children Biko!

Etsako Girl said...

It will be nice if people actually read the article objectively irrespective of what or who you support to get a clearer picture of what is happening in Nigeria. Casting blames and counter blames doesn't solve the situation.

Leeely Clinton said...

For the 1st time, I'm so excited to comment on Reno's epistle !! Wow!! this is so on point!! Very good analysis. The VP shouldn't have accepted this offer. Every member of the RCCG knows how very difficult it is to become a Provincial Pastor! Even a nonentity knows how difficult it is to become a Professor of Law! Yet he abandoned everything to be caged in this charade.

Anonymous said...

good write up reno, may God be with you, I only hope EFCC will not find money in your account. so as not to be arrested like femi fanikayode. this is the most clueless and useless government have ever since I was born 50 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Am ashamed of Osinbajo as a pastor, it really goes a long way to show how canal minded he is, am sure he has forgotten that he is a pastor who should uphold truth, lying like a politician is not an excuse, You can now see why they said that men called to work with God should separate themselves from worldly things, look at how he is already fumbling when he has not even stayed up to 2 years, who knows if he will still have any truth left by the time he stays four years.

An for all those criticizing RENO out of Psychopaths to APC party, i pity your case, it only shows how irrational and insensible you are. you all must be very dull, not objective minded what has party brought to your miserable life, why not know the truth so you can even pass them on to your children. keep living in lies and dis-appointment that is the life style of a psychopath anyway.

pioneer m said...

Mumu, you don't have any to comment..too bias to the core.

pioneer m said...

Reno I read your writeups even on street.

Anonymous said...

On the 2nd of June, 2013, The Nation Newspaper in a headline titled 'Buhari Faults Clampdown on Boko Haram Members' said "Former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Major General Muhammadu Buhari has faulted the federal government’s clampdown on  Boko Haram Islamic insurgents.He accused the government of killing and destroying their houses while the Niger Delta militants were given special treatment by the government.

Anon said...

Nigerians suffer from memory lose my dear

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