In all honesty , you can’t give what you don’t have , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar came with a simple and direct message in 2019 “ GET NIGERIA WORKING AGAIN “ He was ridiculed , misinterpreted and labelled as a Conman that’s trying to enrich himself and his friends and cronies
The “ Get Nigeria Working Again “ message did nothing but embody strategic economic reforms that were laid on course as a masterpiece blueprint towards achieving excellence and buoyancy in economy building .
Atiku went ahead to insist that he was going to privatize NNPC even if that meant no one would vote for him. The BMC media packaged him as a fraud to gullible northern people with a message that he’s trying to sell off Nigeria’s commonwealth , some even went ahead to say he collected an advanced payment from France .
Today , FG plans to privatize refineries , in essence the same thing Atiku was vilified , insulted and portrayed as a conman for is the same thing the people who criticized him for proposing to do so are doing today .
So many people ridiculed us prior to 2019 saying we supported a conman . The main reason I personally keyed into the Atiku plan is simple , whether you like or hate Alh. Atiku Abubakar you cannot deny that he has a sophisticated knowledge of how the economy works and a booming economy curbs approximately 85% of societal problems because it engages people in productive activities not that of crime.
I have never been a person to buy into cheap political , ethnic or bigotry sentiments in political or national discuss , I wasn’t built like that. If you engage many of our people from Northern Nigeria on why they support President Buhari 90% of them will have nothing to tell you apart from him filling into their pro northern criteria , most of them will not tell you about his competencies or progressive agenda because in reality , there’s little or nothing to say in that regard.
Five days before the first reported case of #COVID19 , Atiku took it to his social media handles to encourage the Nigerian Government to Seal the land borders and airports , reduce fuel price to reflect the price of the world petroleum market and also set up relief packages to ease the hardship that comes with economic and community shutdown and lockdown , Atiku even went ahead to donate 50 Million Naira to support the cause .
Just 3 days ago , Atiku wrote a sophisticated article suggesting how Nigeria can tackle the economic woes caused by #COVID19 by cutting down excessively the 2020 budget , this he said is because its implementation would mean extra debt which in reality we cannot afford as a nation in this critical time.
In essence , Quality certainly is what Atiku embodies. And quality , competence and capacity to get things done is what Atiku possesses . You can argue that buhari is a man of integrity but my question to you is what has that integrity given us is it security , is it economic growth , is it self sufficiency, has that integrity rid us of the corruption that rots us ? Ask yourself !
Atiku led a national economic council for 8 years , in those 8 years we were able to pay off Nigeria’s entire foreign debt , this leads us to a few quotes by Atiku Abubakar.
“ Oil prices have crashed, and that by itself should not be enough to trigger a crisis. After all, the current price of oil was lower than it is today when President Obasanjo and I assumed office on May 29, 1999. Yet we paid off Nigeria’s entire foreign debt. “
“ However, there are two remarkable differences. The first is that we had a stellar cabinet between 1999–2007. We had the right people manning our economy. We certainly would not have proposed to take out a $500 million loan to digitalise the Nigerian Television Authority, or devoted ₦37 billion to renovating the National Assembly complex (which was built from the scratch at less than 20% of that amount). “
Today’s Nigerian government is severely lacking in qualified hands and that itself has done more harm than good to hinder the steady progress and development we all yearn for as a Nation.
You certainly cannot give what you don’t have , this government doesn’t embody quality and this has clearly shown why we’re declining instead of the desired progression.