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Saturday, 24 September 2016

President Buhari Briefs Professionals In America On How And Why We Got Into Trouble

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They converged from different parts of the United States of America, top rate professionals all, Nigerians whom Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora Matters and International Relations, described as "15 of the best people God ever created."





The professionals were in New York to meet with the Nigerian President. Top flight aeronautics engineers, physicians, I.T experts, a Judge, a top policewoman, entrepreneurs, an Import Specialist at Customs and Border Protection, professors, two straight A students, and many others.

The parley provided President Buhari opportunity to bring them up to speed on how and why Nigeria got into trouble, with an assurance that with all hands on deck, including the best brains in the Diaspora, the country would bounce back in the shortest possible time.

"I am very pleased with this meeting," President Buhari stated. "Wherever you go in the world, you find highly competent and outstanding Nigerians. They not only make great impact on their host countries and communities, their financial remittances back home also help our economy, particularly at a time like this, when things are down.

"We got into trouble as a country, because we did not save for the rainy day. For example, between 1999 and 2015, when we produced an average of 2.1 million barrels of oil per day, and oil prices stood at an average of $100 per barrel, we did not save, neither did we develop infrastructure. Suddenly, when we came in 2015, oil prices fell to about 30 dollars per barrel.

“I asked; where are the savings? There were none. Where are the railways? The roads? Power? None. I further asked; what did we do with billions of dollars that we made over the years? They said we bought food. Food with billions of dollars? I did not believe, and still do not believe.

“In most parts of Nigeria, we eat what we grow. People in the South eat tubers, those in the North eat grains, which they plant, and those constitute over 60 per cent of what we eat. So, where did the billions of dollars go? We did a lot of damage to ourselves by not developing infrastructure when we had the money.
"Talking of our military, they earned respect serving in places like Burma, Zaire, Sudan, Liberia, Sierra-Leone, and then, suddenly, that same military could no longer secure 14 out of 774 local governments in the country. Insurgents had seized them, calling them some sort of caliphate, and planting their flags there; till we came, and scattered them.

"We raised the morale of our military, changed the leadership, re-equipped and retrained them; USA, Britain, and some other countries helped us, and today, the pride of our military is restored.

"Boko Haram ran riot, killing innocent people in churches, mosques, markets, schools, motor parks, and so on. And they would then shout Allahu Akbar. But if they truly knew Allah, they would not do such evil. Neither Islam, nor any other religion I know of, advocates hurting the innocent. But they shed innocent blood, killed people in their thousands. Now, we have dealt with that insurgency, and subverted their recruitment base.

"Those who stole Nigeria dry are not happy. They recruited the militants against us in the Niger Delta, and began to sabotage oil infrastructure. We lose millions of barrels per day, at a time when every dollar we can earn, counts. It is a disgrace that a minimum of 27 states, out of 36 that we have in Nigeria, can't pay salaries.

"But I prayed so hard for God to make me President. I ran in 2003, 2007, 2011, and in 2015, He did. And see what I met on ground. But I can't complain, since I prayed for the job. In the military, I rose from 2nd Lieutenant to Major-General. I was military governor in 1975 over a state that is now six states. I was head of state, got detained for three years, and headed the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), which had N53 billion of that time in Nigerian banks.

“God has been very good to me, so I can't complain. If I feel hurt by anybody, I ask God to help me forgive. He has done so much for me.
"After 16 years of a different party in government, no party will come and have things easy. It's human. We need quality hands to run Nigeria, and we will utilize them. I will like to welcome you home when it's time. But I'll like you to be ready."
All the Nigerian professionals pledged to contribute their quota towards re-launching their fatherland to a new dawn.


FEMI ADESINA
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
September 23, 2016.



57 comments:

JACINTA MBACHU said...

Story for the gods I'm not interested

Anonymous said...

Buhari is just clueless and useless as a president. He should be ruling only his family For how will he continue to fool himself ?

Chike Anumba said...
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Vivian Ezeadum said...

All na story

Chike Anumba said...

Each time this man appear on any headline, I don't bother myself reading his epistle because the headline will summarize it all "Blame" . I am fucking tired of hearing his blame story. Mr President start working and leave blame alone. PMB(President Must Blame) that's his name.
BVs don't ask me if I ready the speech because I stated clearly that I am not a fan of his speech. APC supporters you can be the A.C ooo. Me no care

Chike Anumba said...
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Anonymous said...

This is an excellent speech. I am moved.

Roseflower said...

Bla bla bla again.
This oldie should resign already since he obviously doesn't know what to do with the current economic situation of Nigeria.

School Life said...

I read but it turned out he was sharing a testimony on how God finally answered his prayer of becoming a president...

From there, e went on To take us On History 211 about the post e earned before now.

E further introduce a new course titled "hopelessness 124" which tells us, we don't know how and when we'll be out of this through his inefficiency.

@ the End, Mr Femi Adesina, dean of corrupt practices and president's 'cluelessness', office of the president signed...23rd sept 2016

Lilly simple said...

I so wish this people can move on
Why all this lost glory talk

APC that's why u guys were elected

TM said...

Hmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Excuse me don't make basless accusations you were also accused of heading boko haram,so don't come here accusing,stella let me tell you the truth from a very reliable source,this new government cannot do anything,they know nothing about leadership,they are running helter skelter and accusing the last government as a cover up.The lack knowledge and I pity anyone still supporting him cos he intends to rule for 8 years.

JayEm "Agrodolce"...the Nigerian-Italian-Australian experience. said...

I have been an advocate of CHANGE, I believed it and still do. Nigerians, like our nature, expect instant results. They mostly dance to the tune played by magicians. Why do you think alfas, herbalists etc still have people patronising them? Why do you think youths will rather do illegal stuff to make money instead of working hard.

The average Nigerian does not want it right, the average Nigerian does not want to work hard, the average Nigerian wants it easy. That is what brought this country to where she is now.

Give Buhari a chance, he may not get it right but at least we will try different. If different fails, we will tell the tales of how we tried and we will rise up from the failure. No successful country was built easy, UK, America, Australia, Germany, they once had their moments of change. The results are what we see today.

See epistle, on top wetin?

Anonymous said...

Mr clueless keep playing the blame game , before you know it 2019 is here and you will be kicked out.

Rob said...

As intelligent as the citizens of this country.. See the kind of ruler You people came up with. Joker. How do you think the whites would see this man talking?? In their minds they are laughing their ass off.

faithful faith said...

It is well!! This our president only knows how to pour out blames upandan. Na wa o

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Gbam!...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

This onye awusa aboki Ike Nama with his eze gworo and horrible intonation is still blaming the last regime...
Shame!..

Amacastel said...

Don't worry you will wait till Jesus come .

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

No Jayem...
You are wrong in saying that an average Nigerian does not want to work hard!...
Come to the streets of Lagos and see people struggling for their daily bread!...
Nigerians are not lazy especially my Igbo brothers abeg...
See,this una president has nothing to offer!...simple...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

God bless you...
By 2018,they will do everything possible to stabilize the economy so gullible Nigerians will give them a second chance by voting for them,..

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Hahahahahahahahahaha...

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Exactly...

Lepa shandy is back said...

Story story! God forbid bad thing that I should read it.

I am the queen and the boss of this blog said...

Why won't you be moved when you are still eating mama thank ma!...
I don't blame you!..

Anonymous said...

Sharrap ur gutters,someone is obviously feeding u that's why u talk trash.Average Nigerians does not want to work hard...mumu oshi!!!

Samuel Jackson said...

This man called Buhari needs to grow up! Leadership isn't about the blame game, it's about work and work and work! So since the past governements messed things up, what has your government done differently from the norm of the past?
Buhari is a joke who has no knowledge of 21st century leadership. You can't run an economy or a country with peeps who are more of politicians than technocrats and whose history smark off as selfish and lackadaisical.
We are in a pathetic place and only 2019 will take us out. God bless Nigeria and Nigerians.

Anonymous said...

Move your head, idiot

Chike Anumba said...

No mind dem. Na craze dey wori dwm

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ololade Salaudeen said...

Any one with common sense would not still keep blaming the current government after reading this, from 100 dollars to 30dollars, and what's more? we are losing lots of barrels due to the thugs in the east! if truly we have other source of income then we wouldnt be affected this much, billions of naira was spent on food? when? have they been dashing Nigerians food for the past 16years? hating is allowed but any reasonable person would not vote pdp come 2019, if not APC then it should be some other party, no be only PDP and APC dey Nigeria;

Anonymous said...

Em.. Em.. Where is baba..Fayose!,Fayose!!Pls you too come and travel to the US O. You also need to brief those professionals in Amelika too. Tell tell what bubu had told them are purely lies o.

Anonymous said...

Useless president,always giving excuses for his failures. U are a failure Buhari.

Anonymous said...

Not interested in how the trouble came about, but how he will remove us from the trouble.

JayEm "Agrodolce"...the Nigerian-Italian-Australian experience. said...

Queen and boss...I rephrase. This is the only time we will disagree on something. I respect your stand and I take my words back.


Anon 10:40 - You're an idiot. Take your hungry self outta here. Your father is the mumu oshi for producing an waste like you.

Fancyface said...

Oga Buhari we have heard enuf reasons why we are here. The question now is what are u doing to move us from here to where we should be. We need solutions now not putting too much emphasis on da problems.

Roseflower said...

Hahahaha Nne you ehn!!

Chike Anumba said...

Biafrans are very hardworking people. I don't know about the remaining parts of Nigeria

Chike Anumba said...

Lol, Queen Queen, I cut cap 4 u. As fulani herdsman dat he is nau, na only cow he fit rule

Anonymous said...

Haha. Awesome analysis

Anonymous said...

Thank you SJ, the only troubling thing there is that some useless Nigerians will still vote them back in 2019, all in d name of second chances. God is bigger than them. They will be utterly disappointed

Anonymous said...

Complete failure

Anonymous said...

Well said @Rob never know u are this brilliant

Lilly simple said...

Kwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwa
School life I will beat you

Lepa shandy is back said...

Abeg help me tell them

Lepa shandy is back said...

Rob may God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Illiterate. You blocked access to forex, your tsa, your threat on 5%, of East and south south, appointing incompetent people like you, etc, destroyed Nigeria. You are a tribalist, also vindictive and hateful, coupled with your badluck. Always going abroad to damage his country's image.

Go and learn how The late Akunyili improved our image abroad and how she attracted investors. Hurry up and leave sir.

Lepa shandy is back said...

May God bless the sensible anonymous on this blog

Anonymous said...

Illiterate. You blocked access to forex, your tsa, your threat on 5%, of East and south south, appointing incompetent people like you, etc, destroyed Nigeria. You are a tribalist, also vindictive and hateful, coupled with your badluck. Always going abroad to damage his country's image.

Go and learn how The late Akunyili improved our image abroad and how she attracted investors. Hurry up and leave sir.

ideal cakes 07054561379, BBM C001661C3 said...

How can buhari say there were no savings between 1999-2015??
So because of that 6yrs, we're suffering like this??
What did he(buhari) put in place as a former head state??
How can he and the whole apc lie without blinking
Stop blaming an innocent man! Face your job make Nigeria work again.
GEJ had his flaws but he managed economic meltdown well. The bank collapsed he managed it well,
He started TSA,
Youth empowerment YouWin empowered youths
In agricultural sector GEJ empowered youths in the north mostly.
I remembered during GEJ's time, during rainy season He will be begging youths to go and farm
Buhari do the needful! 2yrs still blaming 6yrs of GEJ is pure sabotage, hatred of the Igbos
You know he achieved what you all did not.

Chidinma Gift said...

For I know the thoughts that I have for you said the Lord

Anonymous said...

We don't want y'all spreading AIDS to innocent nigerians, move to Ghana or South Africa

sisi eko said...

This is very deep coming from the president. But trust Nigerians to say otherwise.

God is with you Mr President. All you need to do is to hire the best hands to help revive our economy. We need experienced economists and other intellectuals. Things are really bad to be honest.

But with time, and with the right projection, we know it'll get better.

sisi eko said...

Very well said

Yemi7up said...

Sisi eko God bless your wisdom.

yasmeen s said...

heyaaa.. my president is really dealing with stuff.. Allah is with u sir

yasmeen s said...

ready the speech indeed

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