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Memo To President – Elect – General M. Buhari

Posted: May 18, 2015 at 12:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

I hereby on behalf of all Nigerians, urge President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), and other elected officers not to disappoint Nigerians, but strive to provide good governance, for the massive votes given to him was a trust, hence he should not betray, adding that, efforts should be taken quickly to make a positive impact on the lives of the people in the shortest possible time.

Generally speaking, most Nigerians are aware that the challenges that lay ahead are enormous, but with hard-work, perseverance and selfless service to our fatherland, with prayer from all-of-us, Buhari – led government will overcome and move the country forward.

Without mincing words, Nigerians yearn for good governance, freedom of expression and freedom of conscience, so that, they can participate actively on how they are governed.

The international community will be watching the President-elect (Buhari) to see how he would fare in his second-coming, as Nigeria leader, hence, he is expected to hit the ground running from may 29, 2015 and live up to expectations.

The most critical tasks ahead of Buhari include, the fixing of the energy sector, which has defied successive regimes, shoring up of value of Naira to the dollar, development of infrastructure, education and health, … diversification of the economy as well as security and job creation.

Since governance is a continuum, the President – elect, should continue with his predecessor’s good programmes and complete them, just as, the bane of government in Africa, is lack of continuity of good programmes, from one administration to another.

I advised the President-elect to unite the country that has been fractured by ethnicity, religion and politics, while, he should give all Nigerians a sense of belonging in the Nigerian project and lay to rest all divisive tendencies that have worked against the growth and progress of the country.

I also urged the President-elect (Buhari) to bear in mind that he is now the President-elect of Nigeria and not APC, hence, he should treat all parts of the country as his constituency, and to also choose the people that will work with him carefully and closely monitor them.


• Oladipupo Funmilade-Joel, Lagos