It is an undeniable fact, that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, was a total failure for the past four years. Failures ranging from his travels, to the mess up by the senate and the appointment of confused ministers who had no idea on how to perform their job.
Oh yes, I have a feeling of great displeasure at the state of our country, but I also at the same time want to still have a little faith in the re-elected government headed by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is another chance for the President to prove his critics wrong (myself included); We as a nation do not need the blame game scenario in a continuous loop like we saw for the past four years from this administration. We do not need a leader who always travels around the world (even if it was for health issues, he should resign if he is not fit enough) and we definitely do not need a tribalistic leader either. we are supposedly one Nigeria (whatever that means), let’s act like it.
The question on the lips of every Nigerian is What is the era ‘Next Level’, I too want to know. Will it be a salvation for us or will it be our doom? But one thing is for sure we cannot have a repeat of the last four years, for it will be devastating for the citizens of the country to say the least.
The President, a few days after his so called re-election in February of 2019, stated that his new era is going to be tough for corrupt politicians and ministers who haven’t done anything in office, adding that his government is for all Nigerians. Does this sound like the same old music the president campaigned on which led to his victory that is also questionable till this day. Well all that is water under the bridge let’s move on, his supporters would say.
I would like to convey that this is a step in the right direction a long way from the previous occasions where he pointed out, he is only a leader to those who voted him into office (in other words, states that voted him) which is contrary to the country’s “One Nigeria” slogan. But still there is no doubt that the country still needs to be restructured — If the Next Level era can bring about a restructured Nigeria, then Buhari will go from being the most hated Nigerian leader to the most loved. Am i wishing on a star here or looking into a black hole?
Another aspect the president ran was his promise to tackle unemployment, Pulling on the heart strings of Nigerians Buhari said that his new government will reduce the high rate of unemployment; For the past 4 years Nigeria’s unemployment rate has moved from 10.4% to 23.1% in July 2018. Call this progress? Call this unfortunate or miscalculation on the part of the administration’s agenda. Suffice to say they were not suitable for the mountain of social inequalities. It would seem the present government is run by inexperienced anthropologists.
Now here is the thing, Nigerians have been hearing this same song for years and yet the unemployment rate keep climbing, with many more Nigerians feeling as though they are surfing against the tide.
The government needs to figure out a workable plan to empower the youths because schemes like N-power (don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it is not a good idea) will not just cut it. The country needs employment creation and schemes that gives loans to the youth at a very low interest rate and is also accessible. Even though the NYSC scheme is good but didn’t you think that money being poured into the scheme should instead be given to recent graduates in a bid to encourage entrepreneurship which is one of the major ways to reduce unemployment, which also reduces poverty (and maybe India can take back their position as the country with the most poverty rate)) No offence to India but I remain a proud Nigerian and No holds barred when it comes to issues facing the most populous country in Africa.
According to Buhari, the educational sector will receive a lot of attention and he was going to develop many social amenities which involves steady electricity, building of new road, good health care and all the usual lip service promises they make as politicians.
Of course, no country survives without adequate social amenities (except if you have been a decade old war i.e Syria, Congo, Sudan and the likes of them), If and when infrastructure is built and maintained across the country then we are one step closer to solving the our problem.
If truly these promises are fulfilled in this new era then we are getting our salvation or something along those lines as only God in heaven could provide us with true salvation. Else we face impending doom, brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen cause you are in the front seat to Next Level of a terrible fate.
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