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Nigerians Seek Immediate, Clear Direction From Buhari

Posted: May 30, 2015 at 8:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

 By Oyeniran Apata,  Lagos

 

Worried at the state of the economy and low morale among fellow citizens, Nigerians have asked President Mohammad Buhari to swing into action by giving a clear direction of his administration to Nigerians.

A cross section of residents of Lagos demanded from the President a clear direction his administration planned to lead Nigeria and Nigerians, contending that the euphoria of assuming office should melt down to quick action.

A respondent to Daily Independent inquests on the President Buhari maiden address after inauguration as president of Africa’s most populous country commended him for asking the military formation in Abuja to relocate to the Northeast of the country.

A trader at the Alaba Suru Bathroom and Home Accessories Market, Mr. Michael Okoye, tasked the Buhari to give a direction and agenda for economic recovery and the energy sector.

Acknowledging that the task before the new president is enormous, Okoye said he had no excuse to disappoint Nigerians who defied all odds to give the mandate to effect a change in the country.

He said, “He, his team and political party have wrestled the country form the hawks and Nigerian will not tolerate anything short of change promised by the party. Look, I want a direction for my business because there had been so much confusion and lull in the business sector since the beginning of the year when tension rose to peak of tearing the country apart.”

A dealer in liquor drinks at the Iponri mini-market, Madam Bola Ajanaku urged Buhari to set all sectors of the economy and the country rolling again as many governments in the states have been incapacitated by huge debts and several unpaid salary arrears.

She encouraged the President not to shy away from looking into the books of the out gone administration, contending that if the past was not probed it might be difficult to define a clear direction for today and the future.

Speaking on the Chibok girls that are still in the confines of their abductors, the Boko Haram, Ajanaku who commended the President’s instruction on the military to relocate to Borno insisted that the girls must be returned to reunite with their family members and rest of the citizens.

“The former administration have failed in this direction, they have toyed with the lives of many children with fake notices of possible release and negotiations without actually doing anything to secure the release of the girls. It was wicked for the government to risk the lives of fellow Nigerians in order to get cheap political points and publicity,” she added.