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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

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A concerned citizen's response to the alleged speech; YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN by Mohammadu Buhari

Though not sure the text is a real address from PMB but it's time for someone to tell him a few home truths:

  1. It is not GEJ's corruption or misappropriation that caused the economic contraction and suffering but PMB and GEJ's deadly combination of foolish and irresponsible policy responses. GEJ's ineffectual buffoonery slowed us from 6.5 to 2.3% growth, PMB/GEJ's disastrous response to GEJ's buffoonery took us from 2.3% where GEJ left off to -0.38% so let each man stand up and claim his own record!
  2.  Both himself, his veep and beloved minister of everything cannot and do not feel our suffering. They may hear of it and believe some of it but their children don't have heat rash like Fasho stupidly commiserated with us and they certainly don't sleep in the heat neither do they queue for petrol or take public transport. Aso Rock's N3bn budget ensures that. It rings totally false to mouth these hollow platitudes.
  3. Their spokesmen and women need to be trained, from Dabiri Erewa to Femi Adeshina, they've acquired an 'We are in Power Now Syndrome'. And GE when asked why some petrol stations sold >145/ltr arrogantly responded that he knew some who sold for 108, as if his own purchase experience and the rest of Nigerians are the same!
  4. He completely misunderstands the real physical experience of GEJ's economy. While GEJ's people robbed the country blind, the people were okay because the economy was great! Champagne flowed, business class was full, food flowed down in spite of Deziani, Boko Haram etc. it was wasteful and we knew we were losing a golden opportunity to save and reform but physically we were very okay, in fact we were jollofing from a borrowed future while admittedly inequality and a jobless growth existed.
So PMB should stop talking about a false experience of suffering of all the masses. It is during PMB's tenure that the real suffering began and while you can call it the cost of restructuring GEJ's fast and loose ways, PMB shouldn't think we will be automatically grateful, like folks rescued from daily prison beatings and deposited into houses without light, cars without petrol and factories without work but who think 'well this is still better than prison'. We were okay as I pointed out and the cost should have been a bit of belt tightening not a noose around the neck, it should have been a 6 to 2% growth slow down but instead it's a 2 to -.4% contraction.

Come 2019 the physical memory will be of PDP/wasteful jollofing and APC/painful suffering. I wonder what the people will choose.


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A Rejoinder To "YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN" Speech Allegedly by Mohammadu Buhari

Nwabu King  |  at   7:42 am  |  No comments

http://thechronicled.blogspot.com.ng/
A concerned citizen's response to the alleged speech; YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN by Mohammadu Buhari

Though not sure the text is a real address from PMB but it's time for someone to tell him a few home truths:

  1. It is not GEJ's corruption or misappropriation that caused the economic contraction and suffering but PMB and GEJ's deadly combination of foolish and irresponsible policy responses. GEJ's ineffectual buffoonery slowed us from 6.5 to 2.3% growth, PMB/GEJ's disastrous response to GEJ's buffoonery took us from 2.3% where GEJ left off to -0.38% so let each man stand up and claim his own record!
  2.  Both himself, his veep and beloved minister of everything cannot and do not feel our suffering. They may hear of it and believe some of it but their children don't have heat rash like Fasho stupidly commiserated with us and they certainly don't sleep in the heat neither do they queue for petrol or take public transport. Aso Rock's N3bn budget ensures that. It rings totally false to mouth these hollow platitudes.
  3. Their spokesmen and women need to be trained, from Dabiri Erewa to Femi Adeshina, they've acquired an 'We are in Power Now Syndrome'. And GE when asked why some petrol stations sold >145/ltr arrogantly responded that he knew some who sold for 108, as if his own purchase experience and the rest of Nigerians are the same!
  4. He completely misunderstands the real physical experience of GEJ's economy. While GEJ's people robbed the country blind, the people were okay because the economy was great! Champagne flowed, business class was full, food flowed down in spite of Deziani, Boko Haram etc. it was wasteful and we knew we were losing a golden opportunity to save and reform but physically we were very okay, in fact we were jollofing from a borrowed future while admittedly inequality and a jobless growth existed.
So PMB should stop talking about a false experience of suffering of all the masses. It is during PMB's tenure that the real suffering began and while you can call it the cost of restructuring GEJ's fast and loose ways, PMB shouldn't think we will be automatically grateful, like folks rescued from daily prison beatings and deposited into houses without light, cars without petrol and factories without work but who think 'well this is still better than prison'. We were okay as I pointed out and the cost should have been a bit of belt tightening not a noose around the neck, it should have been a 6 to 2% growth slow down but instead it's a 2 to -.4% contraction.

Come 2019 the physical memory will be of PDP/wasteful jollofing and APC/painful suffering. I wonder what the people will choose.


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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries
Below is a detailed account of a friend's experience at the offices of the Permanent SEC for Power Abuja. I think every government ministry in Nigeria should adopt this approach in managing their affairs, in finding a lasting solution to issues facing the nation. Have a read and take one or two things away.


It's around 6pm and am sitting waiting to see Louis Edozien, the Permanent SEC for Power at their offices in the secretariat. It's on the 4th floor. But unfortunately there's no electricity to see where am going, much less power the lift.

No matter, I am a Warrior and if I am to have any chance of being in DeeVee's slipstream during the 400metre rumble I better use the stairs as some sort of leg strengthening exercise.

For those of you who have been here, it's like walking into a Council estate (that means Projects) in Brixton.

Anyway I asked the inevitable "Una no get light?" They replied "bros we tire o. Since 2 days now". I made it to the 4th floor, hot and bothered, I was actually happy when they said he wasn't around because I wanted to turn around and head back. But when I sent him a text he replied he was 5mins away and I should wait. I also warned him about the Power but he was silent on that.

So I went to the waiting room and saw some Irate senator also waiting. He was Furious that there was no generator and or diesel and made a series of phone calls to complain to whoever was on the other line. Anyway the Perm SEC showed up and held his meeting with the Senator and then sent for me.

It was now almost 7. Quite dark. When I got to his office he apologized for being late and I found myself apologizing to him for having to withstand the heat and the impossible and completely unproductive environment. "What happened to the generator?" I asked. "We don't have one" he replied. It turns out No Power ministry or parastatal is allowed to have a generator. It's a gazetted policy. It's not something that's been enforced before now, I wasn't able to establish if this will apply to all Power agencies going forward......more of that later.

But as I sat talking at length to this articulate and first class minded public servant, 2 things struck me, I became more and more convinced that the challenges we have in the power sector (and I dare say other sectors) was less to do with corruption and more to do with mindset, incompetence, lack of exposure and my favorite topic, education. It seems we are very good at creating complicated policies and procedures for the simplest of tasks. I fully understand that bottlenecks are sometimes created just to allow for backhanders etc but a lot of the time, it's because those in charge, simply don't get it. If you evaluate NERC, DPR etc their mindset and first instinct is to stop, delay, block rather than to encourage, simplify. They find it difficult to make the connection between granting more licenses and approvals and economic growth. To a lesser extent just think how complicating it is to get a drivers Licence.

The second thing that got to me was a small appreciation of what it meant to be a public servant. We sat in the dark and heat and he explained how he shuffles offices when he needs to get Power. He was totally unflustered . Louis Edozien could probably choose whatever job he wants in the private sector but I was struck at how committed he was to getting the foundation and structures right, which hopefully should last decades. However in between all of that is the frustrating interaction with the naysayers internally. The "can't do" attitude, for no justifiable reason other than "that's the way we have always done it".

I don't know if I have the temperament, skill or wisdom to be a public servant. But I saw today that if more like us don't go in there, we are only hoping for change rather than expecting things to change. And the old saying of, Nigeria being a country full of smart people but ruled by idiots, will continue to be true.

As told by JF.







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"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries

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"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries
Below is a detailed account of a friend's experience at the offices of the Permanent SEC for Power Abuja. I think every government ministry in Nigeria should adopt this approach in managing their affairs, in finding a lasting solution to issues facing the nation. Have a read and take one or two things away.


It's around 6pm and am sitting waiting to see Louis Edozien, the Permanent SEC for Power at their offices in the secretariat. It's on the 4th floor. But unfortunately there's no electricity to see where am going, much less power the lift.

No matter, I am a Warrior and if I am to have any chance of being in DeeVee's slipstream during the 400metre rumble I better use the stairs as some sort of leg strengthening exercise.

For those of you who have been here, it's like walking into a Council estate (that means Projects) in Brixton.

Anyway I asked the inevitable "Una no get light?" They replied "bros we tire o. Since 2 days now". I made it to the 4th floor, hot and bothered, I was actually happy when they said he wasn't around because I wanted to turn around and head back. But when I sent him a text he replied he was 5mins away and I should wait. I also warned him about the Power but he was silent on that.

So I went to the waiting room and saw some Irate senator also waiting. He was Furious that there was no generator and or diesel and made a series of phone calls to complain to whoever was on the other line. Anyway the Perm SEC showed up and held his meeting with the Senator and then sent for me.

It was now almost 7. Quite dark. When I got to his office he apologized for being late and I found myself apologizing to him for having to withstand the heat and the impossible and completely unproductive environment. "What happened to the generator?" I asked. "We don't have one" he replied. It turns out No Power ministry or parastatal is allowed to have a generator. It's a gazetted policy. It's not something that's been enforced before now, I wasn't able to establish if this will apply to all Power agencies going forward......more of that later.

But as I sat talking at length to this articulate and first class minded public servant, 2 things struck me, I became more and more convinced that the challenges we have in the power sector (and I dare say other sectors) was less to do with corruption and more to do with mindset, incompetence, lack of exposure and my favorite topic, education. It seems we are very good at creating complicated policies and procedures for the simplest of tasks. I fully understand that bottlenecks are sometimes created just to allow for backhanders etc but a lot of the time, it's because those in charge, simply don't get it. If you evaluate NERC, DPR etc their mindset and first instinct is to stop, delay, block rather than to encourage, simplify. They find it difficult to make the connection between granting more licenses and approvals and economic growth. To a lesser extent just think how complicating it is to get a drivers Licence.

The second thing that got to me was a small appreciation of what it meant to be a public servant. We sat in the dark and heat and he explained how he shuffles offices when he needs to get Power. He was totally unflustered . Louis Edozien could probably choose whatever job he wants in the private sector but I was struck at how committed he was to getting the foundation and structures right, which hopefully should last decades. However in between all of that is the frustrating interaction with the naysayers internally. The "can't do" attitude, for no justifiable reason other than "that's the way we have always done it".

I don't know if I have the temperament, skill or wisdom to be a public servant. But I saw today that if more like us don't go in there, we are only hoping for change rather than expecting things to change. And the old saying of, Nigeria being a country full of smart people but ruled by idiots, will continue to be true.

As told by JF.







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Friday, 29 April 2016



A concerned Nigerian lashed out today at the Buhari lead APC government. After nature chef - the sun flambeed him in this scorching heat, the flood in his thoughts was evapourated to reveal these burning questions.
Why do we need a ministry of power when there's no power and we have NERC as regulator ?
Why do we need ministry of petroleum when we have no fuel and we have DPR as regulator?

Why do we need a ministry of culture and tourism when tourism is dependent on personal safety, lack of crime and actual tourist destinations developed NOT by governments. At best a Tourism Promotion Council would work

Why ministry of information/propaganda when ICT is essential part of science and tech

Why 3 finance ministries when I minister could supervise min of states handling budget, revenue generation and trade/investment

Why do we waste when wanting of funds 

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Why Do We Waste When Wanting Of Funds

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A concerned Nigerian lashed out today at the Buhari lead APC government. After nature chef - the sun flambeed him in this scorching heat, the flood in his thoughts was evapourated to reveal these burning questions.
Why do we need a ministry of power when there's no power and we have NERC as regulator ?
Why do we need ministry of petroleum when we have no fuel and we have DPR as regulator?

Why do we need a ministry of culture and tourism when tourism is dependent on personal safety, lack of crime and actual tourist destinations developed NOT by governments. At best a Tourism Promotion Council would work

Why ministry of information/propaganda when ICT is essential part of science and tech

Why 3 finance ministries when I minister could supervise min of states handling budget, revenue generation and trade/investment

Why do we waste when wanting of funds 

Post Author: Concerned Nigerian. Now It’s Your Turn. Please Don't FORGET To SHARE This POST, Your Friends Might Need It! Feel Free To Leave Your COMMENTS. Your FEEDBACK And COMMENTS Are Always Appreciated. :-)
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