Adeolu Akinyemi: What the “Not so Complicated Nigerian” expects from President Muhammadu Buhari
For many of us, the chant of change was and is not merely a mantra. We deeply believe that the advent of Buhari into the official leadership of Nigeria spells change. It wasn’t a campaign slogan for many of us, we know that long before change became a mantra “Changi Dole!” was the cry of the masses.
As you step into office in less than 48hrs, here is an aggregation of thoughts from lense of a small community of people I have had the privilege of spending time with and providing a little leadership for.
1. Reset Our Expectations
We know that majority of the declarations made on the election grounds on the platform of the APC were not really yours. We understand that in order to play the politics, you somehow found yourself in the company of those who chose to promise unachievable things in order to match the tempo of campaigns by the ruling party. We also understand that some of these promises were made without knowing clearly what was left of the currently passing administration. We believe that all the highfalutin speeches and ideas need to quickly be reset into practical contracts with the people of Nigeria. …