Just as the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government was congratulating itself that it had succeeded in deceiving Nigerians into believing that it had performed a wonderful miracle by securing the release of over 100 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents from Dapchi, Yobe State, about one month ago, the second richest man in the world, Bill Gates, has descended on the country over its poor economic policy.
President Buhari had invited Bill Gates to Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, hoping that the man was going to sing his his praises. Alas, Billl Gates descended with heavy knocks on the administration.
According to Bill Gates: “The present economic template being used by the Muhammadu Buhari government do not have the ability to address the unique needs of Nigerians at present”.
Not yet done, Bill Gates explained that “Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth”.
What else do we want to hear from Bill Gates? He had said everything. He had hit the nail at the head. He had spoken to power, and no pretences. There is nothing you will do to him. He said what he saw and what he knew. He is not looking for any favour from Nigeria. Rather, it is Nigeria that needs him and his money.
Bill Gates has said what millions of Nigerians have been hammering all along. That is to say, that since the advent of the present administration, life has become worthless to many people in the country. Millions of people have no jobs, while those working are owed several months arrears of salaries, pensioners are crying, cost of goods has soared, many children no longer go to schools, while hundreds of mothers die daily during child birth, etc.
When you begin to complain about all these, they will say that it is “hate speech”, and will go further to sponsor a bill to the National Assembly to stipulate that purveyors of hate speeches must be punished with death penalty.
But rather than listen to what Bill Gates had said and begin to make appropriate corrections, some people will attack him and call him “a wailer”, who like PDP people, had refused to take note of the many miracles being wrought by the present administration.
Talking seriously, what can we actually credit the present APC administration in the almost three year they have been been in power?
Nothing practically, other than to indulge in blame games, always blaming and attacking PDP for all its failures and offering worthless excuses. And yet they want to come back in 2019. Tufiakwa!
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