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Nigerians, Be Patient Allow Buhari To Fight Corruption, Change Takes Time – Ogunlowo


Nobody likes change. It is often cumbersome, difficult and involves a lot of hard work and untold suffering and sacrifice. But if it’s for the best then it’s worthwhile.

At the moment the country is changing – hopefully for the best. Unfortunately it can’t happen overnight as many people would dearly love. There are no miraculous cures for the country’s current ills. Recovery will take time. It’ll be slow – not something that can be achieved in the twelve months the present administration has been in office as there are a lot of underlying problems to clear up.

As any doctor knows (- or anybody for that matter!) if you have an ailment there is most definitely a cure.

The bane of all our problems, every conceivable problem in Nigeria, is corruption.

Corruption has robbed this nation of much needed funds to run the country, finance capital projects and pay workers on time.

There are those out there who think mass demonstrations and protests will resort in a Nigeria spring, something akin to the Arab spring uprisings of 2011. I don’t think this will be a good idea as this would tantamount to pouring petrol on to an open fire. If this government goes down what are you going to replace it with? Any new government coming into power will still face the same problems the current one is facing with the inability to provide an ‘overnight cure’ due to the lack of operational resources – money!

Change is not an easy thing and on most occasions it can happen as fast as people would like. Instantaneous change is impossible!

Social media is awash with those venting their anger suggesting things were better – and cheaper – when corruption was abound. Really? But for how long?

When corruption was rife under GEJ the price of crude oil was nearly $100 per barrel and there was enough money coming into the country’s coffers to make the corruption unnoticeable. What people don’t seem to realize is that had GEJ continued in office in 2015, with the current price of oil at an all-time-low as it is now, the sufferings and shortages, currently being experienced, would be the same. What is happening now was an accident waiting to happen! If a country doesn’t save for a rainy day there will be nothing to fall back onto when things aren’t working out.

A further note to those who think things were better under corruption: how do you feel knowing crooked politicians made off with billions and billions of Naira of public funds that were supposed to pay for things like salaries? You don’t because you still hold these criminals in high esteem, treating them like celebrities. Aren’t there people out there who can’t wait to fete James Ibori when he gets released from a UK prison? And being the hypocrites we are we don’t think twice before lynching an armed robber or kidnapper. So what kind of message is this sending out? It’s good to be corrupt and bankrupt a country? If there was no corruption in preceding administrations the country wouldn’t be on its knees now, but hardly surprising when you have a certain ex-President who doesn’t believe corruption is a crime!

Corruption has to be eradicated.

The truth is simple, irregardless of who’s in power if there’s no money to spend there will be problems.

Money needs to be found to get things running again. Now there’s no point in the country earning money if it’s all going to disappear again; that would be the equivalent of trying to fill a basket with water. The leakages, which in our case is corruption, needs to be blocked once and for all.

Only when these leakages are closed up can the serious business of change start to take effect.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and Nigeria’s problems can’t be solved overnight. For those who are impatient, I’m sorry, but change takes time and we need to be patient.

The ‘suffer, suffer’ is not going to go on for ever!




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  1. Know any more jokes !! [ even bad 1s like this 1 ]

  2. Not when thing are getting worse than when we had the so called corrupt once

  3. Buhari is just fighting his political opponents not corruption

  4. Oh brother you are so blessed with your comments

  5. Long live Buhari

  6. Obianuju Nwokoma

    Buhari 419 thief

  7. Obianuju Nwokoma

    Baba Bokohari, give us change ooo

  8. Obianuju Nwokoma

    Sai Buhari

  9. Onyebuchi Ezeike

    In Tanzania what’s happening. Some one need to tell buhari to read the short history of the current president of Tanzania.

  10. how long will it take u to arrest Atiku, obasenjo, tinubu , IBB and the rest of them? hurry up abeg… no time

  11. Sir pls do something about PHCN

  12. If Buhari truly wanna fight corruption let him Arrest This people:
    1. Oluesgun Obasanjo – He stole $25 billion from 1999-2007 ($16.4 from power sector alone)
    2. Ibrahim Babangida – He stole $15 billion from 1985-1993 ($12.4 billion from oil wind fall in 1990)
    3. Abdulsalam Abubakar – He stole $9 billion from 1998-99
    4.Ahmed Bola Tinubu – He stole and continues to steal from Lagos State treasury since 1999 till date. It’s estimated that he has stolen $6 billion so far.
    5.TY Danjuma – He fraudulently got enriched through oil blocks from the Niger Delta worth $20 million in the 70s after the counter coup. Those oil blocks worth billions of dollars in today’s value.
    6. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi – He stole $1.2 billion as CBN Governor from 2008-2014.
    7. Bukola Saraki – Through his father, Olukola Saraki, their bank, Societe Generale and as a governor of Kwara State (2003-20111) he stole $1.1 billion
    8. Nasir El Rufai – Before he was made the FCT Minister, El Rufai was broke, homeless and was looking for loan to import taxis from the UK. After he was made the minister, he seized landed properties that belonged to Nigerians and resold them with huge profit. It’s estimated that he stole $1 billion from 2003-2007.
    10. Tunde Fashola – He is the poster boy of Tinubu. Boht of them looted Lagos dried and left it in debt of about N1 billion. Fashola, among other thing built his personal website for N78 million, drilled borehole for over N100 million per each and built a kilometre road for N1 billion. He stole $900 million from 2007-2015. He’ll soon be a minister to continue the looting.
    11. Chubike Rotimi Amaechi – From 2007 to 2015, he stole $700 million and $150 million from that money was used to sponsor Buhari and APC.
    12. Atiku Abubakar – When he as asked by our reporter how he made his money, he simply said “he was always at the right place at the right time.” Atiku is an astute businessman, but through shady deals, he stole $500 million from 1999-2007.
    13. James Ibori – He stole $150 million from 1999-2007 as governor of Delta State. He’s serving his term for money laundering in the UK.
    14. Amina Mohammed – This woman was the founder of Afri-Project Consortium (APC) that was in charge of all PTF Projects during Abacha’s regime. About $125 million was stolen from PTF accounts from 1994-1998. Buhari has just nominated the same woman as a minister to continue to stealing.
    15. DSP Alamieyeseigha – He stole $120 million and was arrested for money laundering. He pleaded guilty and long served his term.
    16. Sule Lamido – He stole $110 million between 2007-2015 and out of that amount, $50 million was found in his sons’ bank accounts. He was arrested and detained for days together with his sons.
    17. Rabui Kwankwaso – He stole $100 million as a governor of Kano State. EFCC has arrested many of his aides and they are “singing” how they siphoned the money
    18. Kashium Shettima – this governor has stolen about $80 million and still counting.
    19. Rauf Aregbesola – he has milked Osun State to the tune of $60 million.
    20. Kayode Fayemi – this former governor stole $40 million and stashed some part of the loot in Ghana. He was reportedly bought a bed for N50 million

  13. Yeah if is for the best, then it’s worth it

  14. Japhetklef Anokwuru

    You go dy smile

  15. I was waiting 4 u to mention Lucky Igbinedion, former gov of Edo state, who was d worst nd criminal gov. Edo state evr had…

  16. How can you fight corruption without institutions and transparency.

  17. Page Osezele ,all of them are criminals,I wish youths of Nigeria can take over from this idiotic people that taking us backwards

  18. Admin go down, haaaahaaa

  19. Buhari is fighting his enemies not corruption