Friday, December 18, 2015

As Nigerians Mourn, Buhari Celebrates...

President Buhari must have his party despite the excruciating hardship in the land 













*Joined by family and associates, including Gov 
Rochas Okorocha and Rotimi Amaechi, Buhari 
savours his 73rd Birthday Party 

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, hosted an impressive dinner party at the State House yesterday, December 17, 2015, to mark her husband’s 73rd Birthday. Observers are wondering how a president under whom Nigerians are experiencing one of the worst economic conditions in the country’s history can muster the presence of mind to have such a party and even plaster the social media with pictures from it – where they are celebrating and laughing as if they have no care in the world.

The naira which has intensified its free fall is already gasping for breath as its exchange rate has raced up to N280 to one US dollar!

And despite the 470 billion naira subsidy payment made recently and Mr. Lai Mohammed’s boastful assurance that Nigeria would be flooded with fuel in a matter of days, fuel scarcity is still biting hard across the country, inflicting untold hardship on Nigerians.












Nigeria’s insecurity problem has become so badly compounded that hardly a day passes now without chilling  news of tragic deaths across the country – whether due to insurgency, armed robbery or trigger-happy security operatives. 



















The monetary policy of the current regime has been most effective in its firm determination to stifle and eliminate small and medium scale businesses …

If this is the meaning of “Change,” then the president and his cheerleaders must be using a dictionary manufactured in Mass… 

















10 comments:

  1. Do they care at all how Nigerians are feeling, the suffering in the land?

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  2. Buhari and family: it is your time to chop, "chop well well". Here was a man who promised Nigerians heaven and earth during the campaigns, but all have proved to be empty promises. And with a horrible economic hardship in the land, and with his confusion and lack of direction so glaring, he can afford to celebrate and "party hard" with his family and "co-conspirators". I pity in Nigerians

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  3. Most of you are still in shock about Buhari's victory at the poll. So, you will do anything to discredit him no matter what he does. I'm sure he did not organize the birthday celebration for himself, it was either organized by his wife and children or other well wishers.
    Whoever organized it, he deserved to celebrate his birthday just like anybody else. You should all stop putting the man down.

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    1. You miss the point. I must thank the blogger for highlighting this odious matter; so despicable. If it was the previous regime that was involved the APC propaganda organs will shout to high heavens. Even if his wife wanted to do a dinner for him for his birthday, why not do it in the privacy of their home? Why all this flaunting of their celebration at a time Nigerians are groaning under unimaginable economic hardship with dollar exchanging at 280 to a US dollar? How else does on advertise insensitivity?

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  4. This is insensitivity taken too far. If not that most of the nation's media is in APC's pockets, this is enough to cause national uproar. It is so scandalous

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  5. What is wrong with our President celebrating his birthday with his family and close friends? Many of you criticizing this celebration throws party that are two or three times bigger than the one our President recently had. Two decorated cakes and a few smiling faces are the only visible signs of celebration that should not be considered wasteful. Yes indeed, our President deserves to have a Birthday celebration just like any other citizen. Some people need to stop hating and control their behavior period.

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    1. No responsible president celebrates while his nation is in acute distress. The country is paralysed by acute fuel scarcity; Boko Haram is felling Nigerians like tender trees, an obnoxious monetary policy is destroying medium-scale business and there is pain and hardship everywhere, and a president rolls out the drums to lavishly mark his birthday, smiling, as it were, at the misery of Nigerians and splashing the media with flashy pictures his boundless revelry. That is very sad. It is insensitivity taken too far. Why not a quiet unreported ceremony friends and family. Just imagine for a minute that GEJ did just half of this, the APC propaganda machinery would have brought the roof down on all of us.

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  6. Take it easy my people! I have opposed a Buhari presidency and I am still not in support of him being president to this day but he was voted in by Nigerians who wanted him to be there. But let us be sincere to ourselves, the celebration I see pictured is not wasteful at all and to my mind it is very modest for the president of the largest economy in Africa. If he refused to celebrate, that would not revamp our economy! This birthday celebration was very simple. Everybody deserves to celebrate his birthday and if he was not the president, he would have still celebrated his birthday and may be in a bigger way than this. Those who find it offensive are just looking for fault where there is none. And for the pictures to be public is alright because he is not a private citizen: he is the president of Nigeria! Please, stop all these unnecessary criticism!

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    1. No responsible president celebrates while his nation is in acute distress. The country is paralysed by acute fuel scarcity; Boko Haram is felling Nigerians like tender trees, an obnoxious monetary policy is destroying medium-scale business and there is pain and hardship everywhere, and a president rolls out the drums to lavishly mark his birthday, smiling, as it were, at the misery of Nigerians and splashing the media with flashy pictures his boundless revelry. That is very sad. It is insensitivity taken too far. Why not a quiet unreported ceremony friends and family. Just imagine for a minute that GEJ did just half of this, the APC propaganda machinery would have brought the roof down on all of us.

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