Reasons Why Nigerians Are Angry With President Buhari
You don’t got to be an official to hate or love President Muhammadu Buhari. If there is one time and season where the saying.
Everybody faces the same situation across board. What differs is that the capacity to accommodate the tough vagaries thrown at us. While the poor are simply withering, the rich and not-so-rich are sweating. Everybody is crying.
The difference is that those on the brink of President Buhari are merely groaning and grumbling in silence, while those faraway from him, and lots of are they, are just wailing and screaming.
The times are rough and tough! Thomas Hobbes may have had the Nigeria of today in mind when he wrote about life being nasty, brutish and short. And those who are curious enough are asking how we came.
See 4 Reasons Why Nigerians Are Angry With President Buhari
1. High Inflation
There appears to be a conspiracy of seen and unseen elements to maximally frustrate Nigerians, chief of which being the ever-rising inflationary figures.
The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), earlier this week, announced a minor drop in the inflationary figures from 18.17% last month to 17.93% this month. Perhaps the difference is just too slim to reflect within the price of things within the market. Suddenly, the value of living has spiraled upward such a lot that folks are not any longer ready to afford even two measly meals during a day. They are almost now eating from the dustbin, as Umaru Dikko would prefer.
It is true that the hungry man is an angry man. President Buhari must realize that hunger is at the bottom of most of the anger and disquiet within the land. The advent of the Corona Virus pandemic which fatally hit most businesses last year, still has its effects on the economy. Jobs were lost. Companies were shot down. Businesses shrank , if not choked to death. The World Bank recently released a report saying that over 7 million Nigerians are thrown into poverty by the Buhari administration, whilst President Buhari claims that his administration has lifted ten million people out of poverty. Strange! We hardly can feel the latter.
Even the 774,000 persons employed by the FG have had problem receiving their N20,000 monthly stipend.
Life and living has simply become tougher. If people can’t build houses (with cement selling for N4000 per bag) can’t they even erode home?
President Buhari doesn’t got to be an Economist to understand that Nigerians are gnashing their teeth in his administration. They now pay more for petrol, diesel, kerosene, pay more for electricity, pay more for food items, ditto every other thing, yet income is either static or maybe unsure, so why won’t there be frustration? Why won’t there be crime? And every month, the CBN merely reels out jaded statistics in annoying banking jargons that neither sooth our nerves nor offer hope of a far better tomorrow.
The second most troubling concern to several Nigerians is that the issue of insecurity. That the state of insecurity within the country is parlous is just an irony . First, it had been just the Northeast that was under siege, being the operational base of Boko Haram terrorist gang.
Then it spread to north Central, with Plateau and Benue states bearing the brunt of herders and farmers’ clashes. Then Banditry came to visit the northwest, spread to the South west, South south and even South east.
Five of the scholars were shot dead by the abductors. What state of insecurity can be worse than that? We hardly remember the remaining Chibok girls or maybe Leah Sharibu, except on their abduction anniversaries.
Cry beloved Nation, Cry!
What Boko Haram and ISWAP and bandits aren’t ready to neutralize the South east, IPOB (Indigenous People of Biafra) and ESN (Eastern Security Network) are alright filling in the gap. The amount of killings and destruction of state and personal infrastructure within the South east along side the rounds of fatal attacks is astounding.
In all of those , Mr President is either seeming aloof, or indifferent or maybe non-committal. He hardly speaks on the issue. He’s completely ignored the decision for a security summit. His rather frequent meetings together with his security chiefs have led us no where within the true sense of it.
3. Poor Electricity Supply
Yes, this problem predates the Buhari administration. But truth is that we have not made any significant progress in six years. Apart form increased payment for electricity service, there is also increased hours of darkness.
There are many neighbourhoods that haven’t any electricity supply for days and weeks unend. Yet they pay even more.
4. Government’s Insensitivity
One thing that seems to rile many Nigerians is what comes across as government’s insensitivity. It is bad enough that a child experiences what makes him/her to cry, but it is doubly bad to forbid that child from crying when so provoked.
The ban on twitter also because the move towards monitoring Internet Content are seen as being insensitive by government. Yes, a number of the social media operators are reckless and mischievous, attempting to put a seal on all social media platforms because the Information Minister, Mr Lai Mohammed is attempting to try to to , are going to be tantamount to discard the baby with the bathtub water.
5. Queer Politics
Those who don’t sufficiently understand the President and his style are used to accuse him of being selfish.
How does he not care of what Nigerians think of his government and the political party that brought him to power? Nigerians, largely, aren’t only angry with President Buhari, they’re also angry, if not angrier, with the All Progressives Congress (APC) for deceiving them into thinking that the CHANGE they promised was a positive one. They have not quite seen any positive change.