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Buhari Needs Time To Sort Things Out – Omababa

Posted: Jul 5, 2015 at 12:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Bar. Abuka Omababa is the President-General, Middle Belt Indigenous People’s Network. In this interview with AUGUSTINE ADAH, he speaks on the administration of President Buhari in the past one month. Excerpts…

What is your assessment of the first month of the present administration, in view of the criticism in some quarters that the administration has nothing to show in its first month in office?


Bar. Abuka Omababa

Bar. Abuka Omababa

I don’t support that opinion, because past administrations had brought the country to a point that it is difficult to survive. Our leaders have pushed the country to the point of near end, and if something has to be done to return the country to life, it should be done with the mentality of the immediate, immediate because we have done that in the past and it did not work.  So, if we take our time and solve the problem that affects us, it would make meanings to our life.  It is not even up to three months that he took over and people are already crucifying him; let us wait and see how he would sort things out.

Others came in and could not sort things out in the country, rather they made things worse for us as a country.  If you remember in the days of late Yar’Adua and Obasanjo, we didn’t have anything like Boko Haram insurgency as we are having at the moment. In this country, corruption has been on the rise and the last government did not help the matter, at all.  Even the EFCC that was established some years ago has been inactive and could not effectively prosecute any past leaders who succeeded in plundering the resources of the country to their own advantage. So, if we must pull the country back from the state of near collapse that it has been plunged into, then we must consider restructuring because it is very important.