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The Buhari’s heroic return


President Muhammadu Buhari on arrival from London at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Sir: They said Nigerians came out massively to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari who was in London for more than 100 days receiving medical care. Although the caption “northern youths celebrate president Buhari’s return is probably closer to the truth.”

While watching the youths, mostly Northerners dancing happily I felt nothing but pity for these youths and for Nigeria as a country. How many times shall this country celebrate President Buhari’s return? Was he away on peace keeping mission? Was he away to strengthen our economy? Was he away in order to discuss our security issues and terrorism which is on the increase? Has he been away for so long for anything good? The answer is no! He has been away because he was sick, as a human being I feel sorry for him and I wish he would remain strong at least for his family.

But Nigeria is sick and needs urgent attention too. This country is yearning for good positive leadership, not leadership on sick bed. It is not about celebrating heroic return that will continue to yield nothing but a sicker Nigeria. It is about being functional and productive.
We need to get out of this present economic recession. We need to start plans about restructuring and how to affect it because we need to end the ongoing agitations everywhere in Nigeria. Nigeria’s security issue demands urgent attention than ever.

There is a need to restore Nigeria’s power and might as the giant of Africa. If PMB truly loves this country he should step down. He can’t fight corruption by spending greater part of his tenure on a hospital bed far away in London. He can’t fulfil his “change” promise by spending three-weeks in Nigeria, 100 days in a London hospital.
Oparaocha Sharon, a student, wrote from Anambra State.

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