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2019: Nigerians’ year of liberation

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By WILFRED JIBRIL

There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigerians have been trapped in a ‘one chance bus’ that the Buhari administration represents.

Speaking shortly after his inauguration on May 29, 2015, the hypocritical President Muhammadu Buhari had given Nigerians a forlorn hope that he belonged to nobody and that he was for all.

Ostensibly, gullible Nigerians leapt for joy and assumed that the messiah was here at last. But how mistaken they were! They were sold a dummy. Now, they are ruing the day they were hoodwinked into electing him.

They soon discovered that the president was and still a wolf in sheep’s clothing who has nothing but unprecedented hardship to offer Nigerians.

For starters, it took him six months to pick his cabinet. Regrettably, he eventually came up with a cabinet of expired politicians and certificate forgers.  Most of the ministers are square pegs in round holes, which is why the government has taken the country back to ‘Egypt’ economically, eventuating in daily loss of jobs and crippling hunger. A case in point is the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who is French graduate. What spectacular performance does anyone expect from such a minister?

Ironically, the man who claims to be Mr. Integrity and anti-corruption crusader has not deemed fit to prosecute the certificate forgers in his government.  The disgraced former Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun  was one of such certificate forgers who was celebrated rather being prosecuted.

Sadly, the president, who ‘won’ the 2015 presidential election with his two-point agenda of fighting corruption and ending the Boko Haram insurgency in three months, has not delivered on either of the two points..

Incontrovertibly, the Boko Hram sect has become deadlier, killing more Nigerians under the Buhari’s watch than during the Jonathan administration.  According to a reliable military source, 118 soldiers were killed by the insurgents in one fell swoop recently contrary to the denial of the casualty figure by the military authorities.

Besides, the government is not winning the anti-corruption war because the government itself is a cesspool of corruption. Never in the history of Nigeria has the nation recorded the alarming rate at which cases of certificate forgery among government officials is springing up diurnally.

The loots they claim to have recovered from politicians have been allegedly relooted. For instance, the Abacha loots recovered by the government, has been spent buying votes ahead of the presidential election which Buhari is desperate to win.

But a presidential aide, Garba Shehu, explained that the money was shared among poor Nigerians. The question is: Who are these poor Nigerians?

The essence of this write-up, nonetheless, is not to chronicle the failures of the hypocritical Buhari administration. Rather, it is to assure the hunger-battered Nigerians that this brand new year, 2019, is Nigerians’ year of liberation from the fetters of the brutal All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

Don’t misconstrue me. I’m not campaigning for anybody here. The point I’m making is that the Almighty God will liberate Nigerians this year.

This is not about the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar taking us to the Promised Land if he wins the election.

The Bible says woes is anyone whose confidence is in man. My confidence is not in any Nigerian politician because all of them are corrupt and self-serving.

But I believe very strongly that the Almighty God in His infinite mercies and wisdom can choose for us a man after His own heart to lead us out of ‘Egypt’ to the promised land economically.

Let’s not put our trust in any politician as gullible Nigerians did in 2015 which inevitably landed us in ‘Egypt’ and they are paying the price today.

In Psalms 121: 1&2, the Bible says: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth”

And Psalms 37: 5 says: “Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass”

As we believe the Lord, Nigerians will be liberated from all forms of oppressions this year in Jesus’ name



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