Saturday, June 18, 2016

Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution

U.S newspaper, Wall Street Journal, published an article on Friday, June 17, 2016, by former US Congressman, Pete Hoekstra, titled “Buhari Is Nigeria’s Problem, Not Its Solution”. In the article, he said President Muhammadu Buhari selective war against corruption, inflexibility, poor lack of focus and vision is at the root of worsening condition in Nigeria:
The article is reproduced below: 
Nigerian President Muhummadu Buhari writes of building an economic bridge to Nigeria’s future (“The Three Changes Nigeria Needs,” op-ed, June 14). It’s hard to see how his administration’s inflexibility, lack of vision and reactive approach will achieve this. Mr. Buhari notes that building trust is a priority for Nigeria.
“But an anti-corruption drive that is selective and focused on senior members of the opposition party creates deep political divisions. Meanwhile, members of Mr. Buhari’s own cabinet, accused of large-scale corruption, walk free. Seventy percent of the national treasury is spent on the salaries and benefits of government officials, who make upwards of $2 million a year. As for Mr. Buhari’s ideas to rebalance the economy and regenerate growth, his damaging and outdated monetary policy has been crippling...”

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