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Subsidy removal and clueless Buhari govt

By Abdulrahman Yunusa
10 December 2021   |   3:14 am
Sir: Under normal circumstances, a govt should crave hard toward improving the wellbeing of its people through implementation of simple and affordable policies that would surely make everyone happy. But in our own land, the reverse is the case.

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Sir: Under normal circumstances, a govt should crave hard toward improving the wellbeing of its people through implementation of simple and affordable policies that would surely make everyone happy. But in our own land, the reverse is the case.

Our governments have, under any yardstick, woefully failed Nigerians and have lied and make several fake promises to Nigerians in their bid to win the heart of Nigerians in election time.

Before the arrival of APC to power, Nigerians have not witnessed such an unprecedented hardship at the moment when the country is economically buoyant but only under PMBs administration that the citizens despite enough natural endowment the country is blessed with, are suffering incessantly. That is the repercussion of choosing incompetency and mediocrity for leadership positions.

Now that they are about to conform with IMF sorry-nature conditions through application of drastic socio-economic measures upon the powerless citizens of Nigeria, it’s now that we will see the true colour of those pseudo change agents.

Subsidy is meant by a wise people to help the needy, and every sensible government will tend to go with the idea when things become hard for their governed. But in our case, it appears to be upside down, for it is the people we trust the most that are beating our back torrentially despite the odds we are facing day by day.

We shall not pay such government the respect they are supposed to enjoy from us because under no sane rule should one pamper his killer. Would they now totally remove the fuel subsidy and let us pay the price of their twaddle and insensible policies with tearful eyes and anxious hearts? What do they want from us? Do they want us perish despite that the country is ours? Oh! There is Allah who is the provider of anything to a man and we do believe he won’t let us go down. In his infinite mercy, we shall find happiness despite their wicked plots against us.

Meanwhile, the most nauseating part of the scenario is that government officials are going hell-bent to hoodwink the psyche of the gullible ones among us by promising to give them N5,000 each month as a stipend to recover the money that they’d lost in the course of affording fuel in that costly price of which they imposed without giving a second thought to their gibberish.

In God we trust and he shall emancipate us from the shackles of misery which is being masterminded by the people we held in high esteem. Talaka will not die for their actions. In sha Allah!

Abdulrahman Yunusa, a political and social affairs analyst, wrote from Bauchi.

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