Thoughts From Buhari Illusionary Inaugural Speech

Buhari’s speech:

  1. How to tackle corruption: zero!
  2. Foreign policy direction: zero!
  3. Ways to increase revenue generations: nil!
  4. Power generation: babu!
  5. How he would generate millions of jobs and employment he promised: iro ni!

Is he still campaigning?

 

Adegboruwa, over to you.

Human rights lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa yesterday criticized President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural speech, saying it is illusionary, vague, and appeared like that of a novice power.

“It is gratifying that General Buhari has vowed to tackle the rot in the power sector, even though he did not give any direction on how to do that. By and large, it is my view that the President has not addressed the real issues affecting our lives in Nigeria.

“It would seem that the President is still on the soap box, whereby promises and promises and intentions, are the order. He is the President of Nigeria now and my expectation was that since March 28, 2015, when he won the election, when he received the certificate of return from INEC, when he got assurances from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, that his election would not be contested, General Buhari would have outlined his main policy direction. But alas, that has not happened today”.

According to him, the President did not say anything on his foreign policy directive, on issues relating to global warming and climate change, the violence in the Middle East and the general global economic downturn.

“Also, the President was silent on the mode of tackling corruption, which indeed has been the main thrust of his electioneering campaigns; he was silent on the collapsing aviation sector, he kept mute on the unpaid salaries of millions of workers across the land, the huge debts that the Jonathan administration has bequeathed to him and indeed the main means of generating revenue, to run his government, apart from oil.

“General Buhari gave no hint on the mode of reform of the judicial system and the administration of justice generally, the expected policy statement on NNPC did not come, and even the Boko Haram insurgency, to which the President devoted most of his speech, ended up in a policy disaster, of cause after effect; in that the President will only know the cause, origin and perspectives of the criminal organisation, only after he has succeeded in killing them all”.

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