The times are biting hard at the faith of the Nigerian people, the nation tends to be experiencing the worst of times in its history, and prioritization has become a key skill to survive, where the people have hardly seen any improvement in the standard of their economy.
There are fears that the nation might have no future, there are fears that the change mantra was only a sham. The people are not sure where the country is headed, they wonder of the president feels their plights.
Hope and faith are no more Nigerians Recent happenings and commentaries have shown that Nigerians need someone to believe in; someone to call their leader without sentiment; someone who practically leads them through this pain with sincere action and not through mere intents or words.
In times like these, Nigerians have struggled to believe Mr. President, and below are 5 crucial reasons why:
- He Hardly Communicates:
Where is Mr. President? Posting pictures on the internet shouldn’t be mistaken as communication. Having to always respond to attacks isn’t the same as communication. Having to tell us that you know what we are going through isn’t the same as communication. Probably, we need the President to begin his trips again, maybe then we would hear more from him and get more updated about where he is leading this nation to. The poor and downtrodden don’t understand protocols and obstructions, all they need is their president showing practical concern to their sufferings.
- They Don’t Think He Is Identifying With Them Anymore:
What has Mr President done to cut down the expenses of the presidency? How many aircraft has gone off his fleet? Nigerians feel used, feels dumped, and feels Mr President is looking like every other politician who will never be true to their word. Forget the so called achievements that this administration is forcing down our throats… no one believes his presidency anymore and if you still do, ask 5 people around you so you can feel their pulse.
- They Don’t Know If He Is Listening:
Feedback is a proof to show a man listens. A listening leader is one the followers call a concerned leader. In the 2015 elections, we thronged out in our millions to vote President Buhari because we all assumed a listener in him. Reality is here and we don’t know if he has created bottlenecks for himself that filters what he hears and how he responds because the only feedback from his office has been majorly in response to attacks from aggrieved parties or the opposition. The presidency should be better than that.
- They Believe His Appointments Looks More Personal Than National:
Obvious to a blind man is the fact that recent appointments by Mr President has been disproportionate. No excuse on the surface of this planet can justify the inclinations of President Buhari’s appointments. Even his party (APC) are rather mute about it. Now imagine what the ordinary non-partisan civilian believe about a President who ignores the optics of his inclination (Personal than National).
- They Don’t Have An Idea Of His Economic Plans:
Anyone who believes to have an idea of Mr President’s economic plan can believe everything about his government and his policies. But for Nigerians who buy, trade and renders service, their idea of Mr President’s economic plan is “Delayed Timing mixed with Hope”.
This administration needs redemption, its sliding without knowing, claiming to work with saints while every other person is ineptly corrupt. President Buhari and the people around him should be reminded that he has 2 full years to go before another political campaign.
I sincerely hope the story changes because the people will come for him… Ask Goodluck.