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Today, uncaring and indifferent leadership is chocking the citizenry with pains and anguish with what other countries` leadership do with effortless ease. A simple redesign of the currency is making Nigerians to agonize to get their own money from the banks. It is because of the somersault policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria and it took the visit of the CBN governor to the home state of President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the deadline for the use of the old currency. It is beyond dysfunctional leadership. There is leadership vacuum or deficit leadership on holiday. It is a tragedy of a country abundantly blessed with human resources but plagued with the worst type of leadership known to man.
Add the fuel crisis, hell is already in Nigeria. A nation with vast oil resources yet could not refine a drop of crude oil. A nation with four refineries, a bogus NNPC where the workers receive outlandish salaries and bonuses, and it had acquired the unique but dubious distinction as an abyss where billions of Naira are spent and unaccounted for. The yearly ritual of turn around maintenance is an avenue for fat political cats to line their pockets with the nation money.
Agreed, that President Buhari Muhammadu said that he was very much aware of the people sufferings as regards the scarcity of Naira notes and that government will do something about it. But his deaf like silence on the fuel crisis is an admission that the crisis is beyond the government. In some climes, these twin evils of Naira and fuel crises could snowball into a major revolution but the docile nature of Nigerians will not permit that.
Government exists for the benefits of the citizens. The chief aim of governance is the security and welfare of the citizens. Our government is notorious for inflicting pains on the people. Why has the government not scrapped the NNPC? Is it not a tragedy of immense proportion that a nation blessed with vast crude oil cannot refine a litre of petroleum product? What is the government doing about the oil cabal? If the NNPC cannot perform its functions within the prism of human weaknesses, the body and the carcasses called refineries should be sold. Nigeria is indeed an example of a dysfunctional country governed by dysfunctional leadership.
Let the nation continue to gallop like a drunk from one man made crisis to another. If the citizens continue to remain docile, the government may even serve human waste as food for us and we shall just appreciate it. A change is on the horizon and that is what Nigerians should do in February 25. Any administration that can minister to the welfare of the people should be thrown to the dustbin of history. The choice is clear.


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