Buhari Begs Nigerians For Patience, Says The Expectation Is Too High

Date: 06-05-2015 6:50 am (5 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari says he does not know how to tell Nigerians that he will not be able to turn the economy around quickly as promised.

“The expectation is too high and I have started nervously to explain to people that Rome was not built in a day. For this to be corrected, please, give the incoming government a chance,” said Buhari when governors under the All Progressives Congress (APC) paid him a congratulatory visit on Tuesday. He noted that the outgoing government has battered the economy so much it will be hard to hit the ground running.

“Here, I will like to recall what happened during the Abacha regime which led to the emergence of PTF. The Abacha regime was a military regime and it thought that the only way was to increase the prices of petroleum products. But they were not taking Nigerians for a ride. They would have said that if Nigerians decide to riot, they have the guns and so they can have their way.

“They decided to tell Nigerians that they were going to increase prices of petroleum products and the money we get, we will put aside for development. That was how PTF came.

“So, this time around, under this system, to bounce back with the issue especially with the backlog of salaries which are of immediate concern to individuals and states, I think we should look for a better way to address the issue and think of how to persuade people to give us a chance to organise the economy immediately and get something to pay salaries. The people will give us a chance to stabilise the economy,” he said.
The governors lamented said empty treasuries may be awaiting them in their respective states, noting that most state governments had gone bankrupt and, therefore, cannot pay workers’ salaries, although records by the Debt Management Office (DMO) show that five of the 10 most indebted are states ruled by APC governors.

Buhari premised his fear on the perception that the economy has been battered by the outgoing government of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

This was even as governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said empty treasuries may be awaiting them in their respective states.
The governors cried out that most state governments had gone bankrupt and, therefore, cannot pay workers’ salaries.
Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun when the President-elect meet with APC Governors and Governors-elect at the Defence House in Abuja on Tuesday, 05 May 2015
Vice President-elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun when the President-elect meet with APC Governors and Governors-elect at the Defence House in Abuja on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

According to them, it was obvious that they were going to inherit huge debts which may delay speedy progress in their respective states. They were, however, silent on APC states like Lagos, Edo and Osun, which are currently the most indebted in the country.
Buhari and the governors expressed the fear when the governors paid him a congratulatory visit at the Defence House, Abuja.

Buhari to plead with Nigerians for patience
Buhari, who recalled what the regime of late General Sani Abacha did to establish the defunct Petroleum Trust Fund, PTF, however said he would plead with Nigerians for their understanding and patience even as he reiterated his commitment to restoring security.
He said:

Decayed infrastructure
Buhari who also lamented what he likened to destruction of social infrastructure especially in education, however, assured that his government would ensure that the country is improved in all ramifications.
Buhari also thanked the governors-elect, re-echoing that the formation of APC as an offspring of the merger of the legacy parties earned them victory at the polls.
He said: “The decision to merge was a good one because this helped us. At every step, there were many road blocks. During the merger, APGA and DPP wanted to come in, but we felt that if they are allowed to come in at that time, it will be used to frustrate the merger and so we asked them to stay action until after the merger. So we advised them to just be observers.

“We decided that the nine major people that were leading the Legacy parties should lead us to the first major convention where the new party will then elect its new leadership. These nine people were the national chairmen, the national secretaries and the treasurers.
“The next step was what earned us respect. I had thought that all INEC Commissioners were our enemies and they said, ‘no, take the documents for the registration back because you need presence in all the geopolitical zones of the country.’ There were lots of efforts by the PDP to frustrate our emergence as a party.”















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Posted: at 6-05-2015 06:50 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- johnsample at 6-05-2015 07:03 AM (5 years ago)
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fool, you've gotten what u wanted now you don de cry.. you wanted GEJ to change the country you destroyed since 1960 but you are begging for time...
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:03 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- PoliticxGuru at 6-05-2015 07:17 AM (5 years ago)
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let's give him a chance
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:17 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 6-05-2015 07:25 AM (5 years ago)
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Lie ooo.

You must deliver all the campaign promises.
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:25 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- x-avier at 6-05-2015 07:29 AM (5 years ago)
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What has Abacha increasing fuel price got to do with developing present day economy and fighting corruption as you promised? Or am I hearing the undertone of another fuel increase?
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:29 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- XTnote at 6-05-2015 07:30 AM (5 years ago)
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Give you time till when?
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:30 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chylind5 at 6-05-2015 07:51 AM (5 years ago)
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Change Change Change! We need that change now. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. U never enter u don dey cry. Okay ooo
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:51 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 6-05-2015 07:57 AM (5 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:57 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dareper at 6-05-2015 09:04 AM (5 years ago)
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Now the music has changed.
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:04 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PeacetoU at 6-05-2015 09:22 AM (5 years ago)
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Abacha increased the fuel price. Are you now saying you will also increase the fuel price? Long hissssssss
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:22 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 6-05-2015 09:50 AM (5 years ago)
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THIS MAN TALK TOO MUCH
WHY EXPECTATION WILL NOT BE TOO HIGH WHEN YOU PROMISED HEAVEN AND EARTH?
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:50 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 6-05-2015 09:55 AM (5 years ago)
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THIS MAN HAS NOTHING TO OFFER, EMPTY PROMISES SHAME!
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:55 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- bankadetoun at 6-05-2015 10:13 AM (5 years ago)
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Ok.
Posted: at 6-05-2015 10:13 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sparkyjane at 6-05-2015 10:24 AM (5 years ago)
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Hmmmm una neva see anythng z just a glimpse of the change u Nigerians wanted when u voted GEJ out.
Posted: at 6-05-2015 10:24 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- echeeche at 6-05-2015 10:46 AM (5 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 6-05-2015 10:46 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- uplogsa at 6-05-2015 11:37 AM (5 years ago)
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Na laugh I dey laugh. Sai CHANGEEE!!!
Posted: at 6-05-2015 11:37 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- jjiofor at 6-05-2015 12:17 PM (5 years ago)
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"They were, however, silent on APC states like Lagos, Edo and Osun, which are currently the most indebted in the country".
---- I JUST DEY LAUGH, BUHARI DON ENTER 1 CHANCE, WHAT GOES AROUD COMES AROUND, BUHARI IS NOW A HERO LIKE GOODLUCK WAS A HERO IN 2011. MAYBE 4YRS DOWN THE LINE HE WOULD BE A Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??
Posted: at 6-05-2015 12:17 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- mathzno at 6-05-2015 07:39 PM (5 years ago)
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Lol am sure this man is tactically asking for 2nd and 3rd term. 4+4+4= 16yrs PDP ruled. Add it to his years and see his sit tight plans
Posted: at 6-05-2015 07:39 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- schmit at 6-05-2015 09:05 PM (5 years ago)
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U no mention patience before, na change u mention. Dis man mouth too much
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:05 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- Hassymore at 6-05-2015 09:24 PM (5 years ago)
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omo I just dey laff it has started to red small small
Posted: at 6-05-2015 09:24 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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