Buhari’s Inaugural Speech Vague, Like A Campaign Promise – Lagos Based Lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Date: 29-05-2015 9:04 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Lagos based lawyer, Ebun-Olu-Adegboruwa has condemned the inauguration speech by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying it was illusory and vague.
The lawyer in a statement issued on Friday and made available to newsmen argued that President Buhari, in his speech failed to touch certain issues in his address, and also failed to show how certain problems he identified would be tackled, hence falling short of a presidential speech for an inauguration.

The lawyer listed areas that the new president failed to address to include foreign policy directive, issues relating to global warming and climate change, the violence in the Middle East, the general global economic downturn, the mode of tackling corruption, collapsing aviation sector, unpaid salaries of millions of workers across the land, the huge debts that the Jonathan administration has bequeathed to him and the main means of generating revenue, to run his government, apart from oil.

The lawyer therefore argued that it “would seem that the President is still on the soap box, whereby promises and promises and intentions, are the order. He is the President of Nigeria now and my expectation was that since March 28, 2015, when he won the election, when he received the certificate of return from INEC, when he got assurances
from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, that his election would not be contested, General Buhari would have outlined his main policy direction. But alas, that has not happened today.”

Read full statement below:
THE PRESIDENT’S INAUGURAL SPEECH IS ILLUSORY AND VAGUE

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Buhari-tasksI have read the Inaugural Speech of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd.), delivered immediately after his swearing in. It is gratifying that General Buhari has vowed to tackle the rot in the power sector, even though he did not give any direction on how to do that. By and large, it is my view that the President has not addressed the real issues affecting our lives in Nigeria.

It would seem that the President is still on the soap box, whereby promises and promises and intentions, are the order. He is the President of Nigeria now and my expectation was that since March 28, 2015, when he won the election, when he received the certificate of return from INEC, when he got assurances from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, that his election would not be contested, General Buhari would have outlined his main policy direction. But alas, that has not happened today

For instance, the President did not say anything on his foreign policy directive, on issues relating to global warming and climate change, the violence in the Middle East and the general global economic downturn. Also, the President was silent on the mode of tackling corruption, which indeed has been the main thrust of his electioneering campaigns; he was silent on the collapsing aviation sector, he kept mute on the unpaid salaries of millions of workers across the land, the huge debts that the Jonathan administration has bequeathed to him and indeed the main means of generating revenue, to run his government, apart from oil. General Buhari gave no hint on the mode of reform of the judicial system and the administration of justice generally, the expected policy statement on NNPC did not come, and even the Boko Haram insurgency, to which the President devoted most of his speech, ended up in a policy disaster, of cause after effect; in that the President will only know the cause, origin and
perspectives of the criminal organisation, only after he has succeeded in killing them all.

In all, the Inaugural Speech became another campaign promise, a general rendition of statements of intention, without action. It was too vague and illusory, like a speech being delivered by a novice in power. This is the President who has ruled this country as a Head of State, through a coup detat in 1983, and one that has sought to rule this nation since 2003, so he had all the time in the world, to have mapped out his cause of action and strategies. This is surely not the speech expected from our GMB.
In the coming days however, we expect more concrete reforms and ACTION.
God bless Nigeria.


EBUN-OLU ADEGBORUWA, ESQ.


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Posted: at 29-05-2015 09:04 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- walexyta at 29-05-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago)
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I tire for this attention seekers o, why dont you prepare a speech for him instead Mr learned fellow!
Posted: at 29-05-2015 09:36 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- bong11 at 29-05-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago)
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Mr Attention seeker/lawyer are you sleeping?

President Buhari’s first decision as president of Nigeria is the order to relocate the military command centre from Abuja to Maiduguri immediately.

”The military command centre will not be situated in Abuja, but Maiduguri until Boko Haram is defeated”, he said.

Posted: at 29-05-2015 10:08 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- joromy at 29-05-2015 10:11 PM (6 years ago)
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EBU OLU LAYER PLEASE GO AND SLEEP U DON'T KNOWN YOUR JOB, SINCE YOU BEEN A LAWYER HOW MANY CASE HAVE YOU WON. DON'T COME HERE TO TALK TRACH.
Posted: at 29-05-2015 10:11 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- walexyta at 29-05-2015 10:41 PM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: bong11 on 29-05-2015 10:08 PM
Mr Attention seeker/lawyer are you sleeping?

President Buhari’s first decision as president of Nigeria is the order to relocate the military command centre from Abuja to Maiduguri immediately.

”The military command centre will not be situated in Abuja, but Maiduguri until Boko Haram is defeated”, he said.
    so what if he is a lawyer? smartness is not in your profession but in your personality,Of course the President is not moving the military commands to Maiduguri, me thinks he just want to tell all high ranking officers that no more complancency on the issue of security of lives of Nigerians most especially in the North anymore, when it comes to the issue of the Armed forces, remember Military was Mr President first constituency so he knows what he is saying moreso he also fought and won insurgency in his time and abeg
 this man (President) just came in, why dont people like that lawyer give him a breather to operate rather than be picking holes in his speech!
Posted: at 29-05-2015 10:41 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- dareper at 29-05-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 29-05-2015 11:28 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- osarobo62 at 29-05-2015 11:33 PM (6 years ago)
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why you no contest for the election, make you win?......arm chair critics
Posted: at 29-05-2015 11:33 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dleg at 30-05-2015 04:50 AM (6 years ago)
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How can one man draw out a MODE on many things he mentioned?
You dont make critical decision when you are not in the system. Even though Buhari has the MODE, he should keep it until he get on board because he might probably made the on assumption but the it might not fit in to the actual situation.
Dont forget that he will work with people and their contribution also matters a lot. Best hand have the draw up the MODE not not him
Posted: at 30-05-2015 04:50 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dleg at 30-05-2015 04:55 AM (6 years ago)
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Also, what would you do if you inherited the problems you did not created?
Posted: at 30-05-2015 04:55 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Manspirit at 30-05-2015 06:34 AM (6 years ago)
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attension seeker, i no blame am
Posted: at 30-05-2015 06:34 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Manspirit at 30-05-2015 06:34 AM (6 years ago)
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attension seeker, i no blame am
Posted: at 30-05-2015 06:34 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- walexyta at 30-05-2015 06:51 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dleg on 30-05-2015 04:55 AM
Also, what would you do if you inherited the problems you did not created?

Thats a good question my brother!
Posted: at 30-05-2015 06:51 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ritabrenice at 30-05-2015 07:13 AM (6 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 30-05-2015 07:13 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 30-05-2015 10:26 AM (6 years ago)
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we are watching
Posted: at 30-05-2015 10:26 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- royalsam450 at 30-05-2015 10:43 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dleg on 30-05-2015 04:55 AM
Also, what would you do if you inherited the problems you did not created?


U dont need to go for problems u know u cant solve it is open that place is not one man estate it is allso open for me and u so who can not do it should nor die  or kill to get there
Posted: at 30-05-2015 10:43 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- warribimboye at 30-05-2015 10:50 AM (6 years ago)
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barrister, u too much.Allah bless u,he bette start at once no be promise we want.
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- livinus5 at 30-05-2015 11:29 AM (6 years ago)
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Mr LaWYER?YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.tHAT A WONDERFUL SPEACH FROM AN OLD BROOM.iF YOU LIKE?WHY NOT CONEST IN AN ELECTION SO YOU CAN GIVE US THE STANDARD SPEACH?Charge and bail lawyer
Posted: at 30-05-2015 11:29 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chiemep at 30-05-2015 12:53 PM (6 years ago)
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what else do we expect from the newly sworn president,he got it by all means so the whole world n country is watching.
Posted: at 30-05-2015 12:53 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- echeeche at 30-05-2015 02:55 PM (6 years ago)
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God will help him
Posted: at 30-05-2015 02:55 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- papadip at 30-05-2015 03:15 PM (6 years ago)
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The barrister bastard is high on something...
Posted: at 30-05-2015 03:15 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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