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Saturday, 27 May 2017

How Buhari Changed Nigeria With Forty Thousand Email Addresses! By Reno Omokri

In two days time, the current Nigerian government would officially clock two years in the saddle. After two years as President of Nigeria, the only area in which President Muhammadu Buhari appears to have superseded his predecessor, former President Jonathan, is in the area of creating email addresses. Other than that, he is trailing Jonathan by every scale of measurement and in every Index of human development or economic growth.
And in case you are wondering what I mean by email addresses let me bring you up to speed.

One of the President's many media aides, a certain Bashir Ahmad, proudly revealed that one of President Muhammadu Buhari's noteworthy achievements is the provision of "over 40,000 email addresses for government officials under the gov.ng and mil.ng domains". 

I am using his exact words to show you the type of people the President has surrounded himself with.

To crown it all, this media aide listed this 'achievement' under the hashtag #PMBTriumphsat2! You can thus see why many of us have said that this President is doomed to fail going by the characters around him.

Since Mr. Ahmad likes bandying about big numbers, perhaps he should also list the massacre of 347 Shiites men, women, children and infants in Zaria as another of his boss stellar achievements. 

While he is at it he should not forget the bombing of hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons and the doctors and other medical professionals who looked after them at Rann IDP camp in Borno state. Those would make for some very nice 'triumph' for #PMBTriumphsat2!

Now if this is a triump, then what would you call Jonathan's achievements at the 100 day mark of his administration?

Let me just list 20 key things that former President Jonathan was able to achieve in his first 100 days in office and I challenge the current administration to list what President Buhari has achieved in the last two years. If they are able to surpass what Jonathan achieved in 100 days then I promise to convert and become a Buhari change agent.

By his first 100 days as President Jonathan had achieved the following and much more:

1. Nigeria’s oil industry expanded by 20% and we reclaimed our position as Africa’s
largest oil exporter which we’d hitherto
lost to Angola. (Under President Buhari we have since lost the number one position to Angola again) 

2. Recognized by OPEC in July 2011 as the
2nd largest oil exporter in a he cartel, 2nd only to Saudi Arabia. It is the first time Nigeria recorded such a feat.

3. Inflation rate reduced to single digit. In June 2011 the Consumer Price Index
showed an inflation rate of 10.2% which
dropped to 9.4% in July being the lowest
rate in the last 4 years. (Under Buhari we are again at double digit inflation rate).

4. Foreign Reserves rose by 10% to $35
billion. 

5. Nigeria’s GDP growth rate month over month grew from 6.7% in May to 6.9% in July of 2011.

6. Nigeria declared top three investment
destinations in Africa (number 2) by the
independent Africa Business Panel in
the Netherlands.

7. Nigeria generated power at her highest level ever (4000mw) which is still
far from enough but which will improve
monthly.

8. Nigerian Railway Corporation
commenced Mass Transit Services in 5 of
6 geo-political zones. Last zone will come
on stream by year’s end.

9. Take off of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. With the establishment of the NSIA the Jonathan administration planned to facilitate direct investments into infrastructure with priority areas being Power and Roads.

10. The Federal Government also
awarded contracts for various road
projects across the country chief of which are the reconstruction of the Benin-Ore section of the Benin-Ore-Sagamu-Lagos road and the Kano-Maiduguri dualization.

11. Launch of NigeriaSat-2 and
NigeriaSat-X Satellites to expand
Internet Bandwidth and provide early
warning to prevent natural disasters.

12. President Jonathan introduced the policy of engaging the Private Sector on kerosine pricing and price reduced between May and September, 2011.

13. In recognition of the sacrifices of youth
corps members, President Jonathan approved the upward review of allowances from 9,700 to 19,800 Naira.

14. Implementation of Minimum Wage
Increase for Nigerian Workers to 18,000
Naira monthly. 

15. Fulfillment of the promise of 35% Slot For Women in the cabinet.

16. Deepening Security and expanding
Peace in the Niger Delta.

17. Reduced kidnapping in the South East
with the implementation of the President’s order to establish the 14 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Ohafia, Abia state.

18. Ended piracy. Maritime Safety has been ensured and stabilized in the last 100 days.

19. A stellar cabinet comprising former
MDs of the World Bank & Goldman
Sachs, Chairperson Accenture and
multiple PHds.

20. The National Automobile Council
established an Automotive Development
Fund to resuscitate the automobile
industry and generate jobs.

21. Approval for genuine foreign
investors to obtain visas at the port of entry to facilitate FDI investments.

22. Model Skills Training Centers set up in
Abuja- collaboration between Industrial
Training Fund & the Institute for Technical Education, Singapore.

23. Establishment of the Nigerian Vehicle Credit Purchase scheme.

24. Fought corruption at source with the introduction of IPPIS technology that eventually eliminated 50,000 ghost workers on the Federal Government payroll.

Let me add that though thousands of email accounts were opened for government and military officials by the Jonathan administration during its first 100 days, it will be pedestrian of me or anyone connected to that administration to list such a mundane accomplishment as an 'achievement'. Let us leave that achievement for the Buhari administration.

Let us even go deeper. President Buhari and the All Progressive Congress called former President Goodluck Jonathan, who gave Nigerians YouWIN and SURE-P, and the Presidential Special Scholarship For Innovation And Development, clueless. So what do we then call the APC administration that gives Nigerians  wheelbarrow? 

They said Jonathan was tribalistic yet his National Security Adviser, Chief of Defense Staff,  Inspector General of Police, Chief of Naval Staff, Controller General of Prisons, Controller General of Customs and minister of defense were from the North. So what do we then say of President Muhammadu Buhari whose DG DSS is from his own hometown and whose Minister of Defense, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, NSA, IGP, CGP, CGI, CGP are all from his Northern Region? You see, no matter how far falsehood has travelled, it must eventually be overtaken by truth!

In two years of Nigeria under President Buhari, the price of everything in Nigeria has gone up. In fact, the only thing that is cheaper in Nigeria today than it was in 2015 is the value of President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign promises! 

Even after he left office, Goodluck Jonathan was and is still keeping his campaign promises. He promised Abuja-Kaduna rail and finished it for Buhari to commission. He promised that his ambition is not worth the blood of any Nigerian and is keeping to that even today. But even while he is in office, Buhari cannot keep his promises. If you doubt me, then show me your job seekers allowance or your President that belongs to no one, yet gave all the sensitive military and security jobs to his fellow Northerners!

Can you imagine what President Buhari and the APC would have said and done if Jonathan had divided Nigeria between those that voted for him and those that did not? Yet, that is precisely what President Buhari is doing!

I still find it hard to understand what could have possessed President Buhari to have said “The constituents, for example, gave me 97% [of the vote] cannot in all honesty be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%.”

You see, the President has been too busy dividing Nigeria between 97% and 5% that he has not had time to focus on the economy and of course the economy has decided to join the unloved and unwanted 5%. 

For the fifth consecutive quarter, the Nigerian economy shrank instead of growing. Our GDP shrank by 0.52%. The sad thing is that the government seems to be celebrating the fact that the most recent contraction of the economy is not as bad as the contraction of the last quarter. 

Do you see the type of government we have? A government that compares which of their negative growths is better? Yet these people opened and still open their mouth to call a Jonathan under whom Nigeria became the third fastest growing economy in the world (according to CNNMoney) 'clueless'. 

Jonathan's cluelessness is 100 times better than Buhari's clue-fullness and you do not need 40,000 email addresses to see this fact clearly!

And the silly season in Buhari's administration just continues. Their stories are just too silly. The other day we read that an administration official said President Muhammadu Buhari is taking made in Nigeria medicines in his London clinic. Almost a week after that made the press he is yet to deny it. Then the next day the minister of petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, said the President is working and having meetings in London and then worst of all, Garba Shehu says (and I quote) "Nigerians are happy with Buhari and would still vote for him". 

Sometimes I wonder if these APC people realize that they should have stopped lying after they won the elections. Propaganda can win elections but only proper agenda can govern a country!

And then there was the coup warnings by the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, who warned the nation that unnamed politicians were actively procuring military officials for unpatriotic purposes.

Let me be very, very clear and unambiguous. I am against any coup and will rise against it, but is it not ironic that the government of Muhammadu Buhari, a man who staged a coup against a democratically elected President Shagari today warns against coups? 

Some shallow people say Buhari did not plan the coup and he only benefited from it. To those who are shallow enough to believe that, I bet you also believe that President Buhari is taking made in Nigeria medication in London!

Can you imagine where Nigeria would have been if an over ambitious Buhari had not toppled a government he swore by the constitution to defend? Under Shagari the Naira was 50 kobo to a dollar. You could actually step out of a plane at London's Heathrow or New York's JFK airports and convert the Naira to the pound and dollar because the Naira under Shagari was a fully convertible currency globally. Electric power was almost constant and NEPA would announce before taking power. Nigeria Airways and Nigeria National Shipping Line were thriving. The Federal Government NEVER owed salary for even one day. Yet Buhari toppled that government and said Shagari was bad. 

Today Buhari's administration is by far WORSE than Shagari's government in terms of performance. If you are one of those children who were deceived by the APC's lies, go and ask your parents if I am lying in my testimony of the Shagari administration. I was five when Shagari became President and nine when he was toppled and I experienced everything I mentioned above. At age 9, my parents (civil servants) could afford to send me on yearly foreign vacations under Shagari. Don't you dare believe the lies about his administration. Shagari is a decent man who did not loot!

The bitter truth is that if President Muhammadu Buhari submits his certificate and his resume for a job as a bank manager in say the U.K. or the US, he will not qualify for the job! What success has he achieved in his private business? How can a man who cannot generate wealth for himself in his private business be expected to generate wealth for a nation? It is not just possible! 

If you think I am being overly critical then ask yourself why the economy and the value of the Naira picks up when Buhari is in London and tanks when he returns to Nigeria! Why does the Nigerian Stock Exchange contract when President Buhari surfaces and expand when he absconds to London? These are historical facts that cannot be explained away by the usual blame it all on Jonathan excuse! 

After two years in office, the most successful achievement of the Buhari administration is the President's departure to London for whatever reason. One can only hope that his presence in London does not also tank the British economy!

But there is one thing I commend Buhari for (although it is Asiwaju Bola Tinubu I should perhaps be thanking). His choice of a deputy in the person of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is "a breath of fresh air" (to borrow the words  Tolu Ogunlesi, my successor in the Buhari administration, used to describe then President Jonathan).

With Osinbajo, there is hope for Nigeria. I was touched when as acting President (not coordinator as Buhari would have him be) he personally attended the #Biafraat50 event that held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja. For one, President Muhammadu Buhari would NEVER had attended such a function. But by attending the event, the acting President has applied a healing balm and a soothing salve on the injured feelings of pro-Biafra agitators. Without firing a bullet and using brute force, as President Buhari has been doing, he has done more to make those who self identify as Biafrans feel wanted by Nigeria. 

What a man, what a great man. If only he had a boss that was deserving of him!

Reno's Nuggets:

Guys, stop trying to impress girls with your looks or your charms. Just succeed. When you have money, there will be more than enough girls to call you honey. Nothing makes a man as attractive as success. But choose which one you will marry with wisdom. When satan wants to finish a man he brings him a bad girlfriend. If he wants to destroy him irreparably he convinces him to promote her to wife. So put your trust in God when choosing a wife. If you keep putting your trust in people they will keep disappointing you until you learn that only God can appoint you #RenosNuggets

27 comments:

Mekito said...

Reno has bared it all

chekz johnson said...

Reno I love you! Your one of the best writers in Nigeria and I always settle down to read your write-ups no matter how long it is because you always say something positive.

jabar damilola said...

This story long o.Make Reno go find work do.buhari dey recieve fresh air for america

Anonymous said...

Say it on the mountains, say it in the valley, say it everywhere that the government is deceiving Nigerians.

Anonymous said...

Reno, you're a liar and a thief. No one cares what you have to say. Your Ebele is a crook and he sabotaged the country, with his wife Mama Thief. You are nothing but a house rat.

nSI CAn said...

U v said it all..ye that has ears, let them ear..but some one aZ ears that functions only in london..i hope it can hear..sorry. He can hear

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Reno!
Every paragraph, every sentence, every word, every alphabet...even every punctuation made absolute sense!

Chukwuma Nwoko said...

One great achievement of Buhari that Reno failed woefully to consider should have been the introduction of Fulani Terrorist with an identity Card of Fulani Herdsmen into the Southern part of Nigeria.

They killed the King of my Village, Obulukwu, Delta State. They have committed more atrocities on Okene-Auchi Road than Boko Haram have on any Federal Government Road in Borno,Adamawa and Yobe. Yet nobody talks about it

What an era

Chukwuma Nwoko said...

One great achievement of Buhari that Reno failed woefully to consider should have been the introduction of Fulani Terrorist with an identity Card of Fulani Herdsmen into the Southern part of Nigeria.

They killed the King of my Village, Obulukwu, Delta State. They have committed more atrocities on Okene-Auchi Road than Boko Haram have on any Federal Government Road in Borno,Adamawa and Yobe. Yet nobody talks about it

What an era

Chukwuma Nwoko said...

One great achievement of Buhari that Reno failed woefully to consider should have been the introduction of Fulani Terrorist with an identity Card of Fulani Herdsmen into the Southern part of Nigeria.

They killed the King of my Village, Obulukwu, Delta State. They have committed more atrocities on Okene-Auchi Road than Boko Haram have on any Federal Government Road in Borno,Adamawa and Yobe. Yet nobody talks about it

What an era

Chukwuma Nwoko said...

One great achievement of Buhari that Reno failed woefully to consider should have been the introduction of Fulani Terrorist with an identity Card of Fulani Herdsmen into the Southern part of Nigeria.

They killed the King of my Village, Obulukwu, Delta State. They have committed more atrocities on Okene-Auchi Road than Boko Haram have on any Federal Government Road in Borno,Adamawa and Yobe. Yet nobody talks about it

What an era

DoInZ said...

I think he talked sense

ambalex1 tech said...

you go tire Reno!Why not talk about all the corruption issues that has been discover under the watch of your boss?why not talk about security under his stewardship.?why not compare his performance with OBJ ? you think you can impress us with all this nonsense?

blessing said...

Hmmm Reno Omokiri

Anonymous said...

If only people could see reason....we wouldn't be having all this problems. Make we wise up 2019 oo

Alins Brown said...

I love Reno Omokri God bless you sir for speaking the truth always.
lib baddoo

IKE Edo said...

Well written facts. God bless you my brother

Anonymous said...

God bless you Sir... Buhari is evil.

Anonymous said...

Wake up from your propagand and lies induced stupidity and you will see that your hero Buhari is the greatest failure Nigeria ever had as a president. Buhari is as evil as he is daft

Anonymous said...

You are the liar, the if and house rat. All Reno stated are facts and facts only.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:16 either u werent born with any kind of sense at all, or u are a retard.. a govt says one its its greatest achievement is creating 40,000 emails and u are lambasting the person who quoted the fool that listed email creation as an achievement..email creation. And i betcha, those 40,000 emails where created with billions. What a fraud buhari govt is. 2years and he has only worsened the living condition of the average man and fools like u are stil blaming Jonathan...tufia.

Anonymous said...

I didn't read the whole article but regarding the newly created email addresses, you must understand that it is a big deal for many govt officials, even those in the IT sector, to have their own email. Did work as a trg consultant for govt in this decade and never did we communicate via email. Always face to face, even to deliver letter! Email is a wonder for many of them:) I remember when I received my first box of business cards at my first job 15 years ago. I could not wait to dish them out to my entire family. Whoever is in charge of email there is obviously as excited for him to list this as an achievement. #OldSkoolThings

akpa-ose said...

Buhari is A demonic Agent

Anonymous said...

I didn't read the whole article but regarding the newly created email addresses, you must understand that it is a big deal for many govt officials, even those in the IT sector, to have their own email. Did work as a trg consultant for govt in this decade and never did we communicate via email. Always face to face, even to deliver letter! Email is a wonder for many of them:) I remember when I received my first box of business cards at my first job 15 years ago. I could not wait to dish them out to my entire family. Whoever is in charge of email there is obviously as excited for him to list this as an achievement. #OldSkoolThings

Emy said...

Reno, u dont need to do anything to impress me, i just love ur expose(s). Thanks broh.

Barnabas said...

Treasury looting is GEJ's only legacy.
Recovery of looted fund is becoming one of PMB's legacies.

Anonymous said...

With Osibanjo their is hope for Nigeria! Who is Osibanjo working for?.

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