Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GEJ IS CLUELESS??? REALLY??? You are joking right? By Ena Ofugara

A TV documentary came out that showed Police College Ikeja to be an eyesore. GEJ did the implausible by a Nigerian leader. He went to visit a place just on the strength of a documentary. Soni Akoji last night insulted GEJ that he has visited the police College now and his committee has submitted report and he has locked it in a file to gather cobwebs, only for ikeja residence to scream that indeed work has reached advance stage already on the police college.
Now here is the interesting part.
1. Neither Sahara Reporters or any other newspaper reported the progress until recently. Does this not make you wonder what other good things sahara Reporters is not reporting and that like an owl, they are harbingers of bad news only?
Not even past military leaders have reposed such faith in their own colleagues. They would have given it to Julius berger. But GEJ has for the first time made our army bless Nigeria without shooting a gun, planning a coup or quelling an unrest.THE ARMY IS INVOLVED IN CONSTRUTIVE NATION BUILDING.
Now this does a lot. No oyibo in Germany will be waiting for our money as profit. Instead our army men will feed their wives from the extra buck or two made.

3 Idle mind is the devil'sworkshop. he is keeping them busy
4. With all of the hostility between the army and police, a little comraderie and partnership from the building will be good for unity
5. In the army, you study different things and not just how to kill people or political science and taking coups. By utilizing the engineering department, soldiers have the opportunity to put what they have learnt into practice.
6. If the huge potentials and discipline and training and manpower of the army can be used this positively, what stops us from employing it for bridges, roads etc?

And to think that the man who promptly addressed the decay of the police college, a decay that has spanned through Gowon, Muritala, OBJ, Shagari, Buhari, IBB, Shonekan, Abacha, Abdul salam, OBJ (again!!!!) Yar'Adua, and now GEJ addresses it, to think that he is fixing it so brilliantly with the army and that the man GEJ that is doing this is widely called CLUELESS just has to be the worst disservice done to anyone and any president.

I continue to ask for debates on which president has done more for Nigeria than GEJ whether it be for his diversifying the economy and encouraging farming with our ports ready for exportation of our produce...first since the sixties and the groundnut pyramids, or perhaps the refurbishing of the airports or perhaps the resurrection of the rails, or perhaps the incontrovertible yet denied vast improvement in power, or the possibility of once again meeting all our cement needs domestically, or the repair of the Lagos Benin road (only road path linking East/South South with the West)which none other has been able to do or ...the list is endless.

Now when the British Prime Minister talks about India and Brazil and Indonesia and Nigeria in one breath with a tinge of trepidation at our progress, Nigerians ordinarily should be pleased as for the first time, it was not a Collin Powell saying we are a Nation of fraudsters. Instead it was to our potential finally turning kinetic. But not Nigerians. We prefer bad news and the insults. It pleases our collective sado-masochistic mindset when we are stripped bare and bashed.
The following is a facebook friends's articulation of GEJ's achievement. Notice the slow but steady movement from unstable to stable to viable etc
Soji Oseni Jagaban II
Its a shame some people will be blaming GEJ when NEPA abi na PHCN takes light.... Na GEJ spoil the structure? Or U think its by magic a gigantic structure can be replaced or refurbished afta over 20yrs of decay in a short time.... Haven't U heard the words "its easier to destroy than build? Rebuilding is even harder...... Anyway, becos of some of my students like: Michael Akinfolarin, who passed just 3 papers out of 9...I will give some highlights of the present govts dis form of Do U know?

Do U know that:..... In October 2011 International Ratings agency, Fitch Ratings revised the country’s Outlook upwards from Negative to Stable.

Do U know that:....Standard and Poor’s another internationally respected and independent ratings agency, revised Nigeria's ratings from stable to Positive.

Do U know that.....GEJ Signed into law the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development Bill 2010 (Local Content Bill) which has increased Local Content in the Oil and Gas sector.

As a direct result of that law Royal Dutch Shell awarded a N7.8 billion ($49.9 million) contract to a Nigerian firm, S.C.C Limited, for the manufacture of high pressure line pipes that would otherwise have been awarded to a foreign firm.

And also as a result of this law, Exxon Mobil awarded an off shore platform contract to a local firm, NigerDockNig. PLC that would otherwise have been awarded to a foreign firm.

Do U know that:.......On March 29th, 2011, and again in 2012, the UK Government in London described Nigeria as the fourth fastest growing economy in the world.

Do U know that......Nigeria’s GDP grew by a record 8.29% during the last quarter of 2010 and by over 7% in 2011. In the first quarter of 2012 Nigeria had verifiably become the fourth fastest growing economy in the world as recently attested to by several multilateral bodies and trading partners.

Do U know that......under d GEJ govt the Textile industry was revived  As a result the United Nigerian Textile Limited was reactivated amongst others and 2000 employees re-engaged.

Non oil exports from 2010 (standing at $2.3 Billion) and subsequent years are ten times what they were in 2000 (which were $200 Million) as a direct result of this administration’s intervention in the Textile Industry and Real Sector.

These are just a few basic economic indexes I expect high thinking people should look out and not all dis gra-gra political talks....

On the same @Soni Akoji's post we both called Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Nigeria's best president ever and challenged people to name any president who has done more. Now understand that @Soni's page is filled with those with bile for GEJ but whenever I arrive on his status, people scurry away like mice in front of the king Cobra. This was my post on his wall  which chronicles past leaders and compares them to GEJ the famed "CLUELESS SHOELESS ONE"which nobody has dared to challenge

TAFAWA BALEWA/Azikiwe ran the nation aground with no idea how to stop violence in the west. Even during their time, the groundnut pyramids started disappearing. 

Aguyi Ironsi...too short...

Gowon, so much oil money, but stupid enough to Nationalize companies putting half-literate nigerians in charge and ownership. Thus went all foreign inveestments which we cry for till today. He was not called "clueless" even when he did not know the meaning of the word "confederation" and thus he led us into war

Murtala? Muritala...if  ITT is anything to go by, he must have meant well.

OBJ/Yaradua? Where is continuity with ITT where are the phones etc? What did OFN (Operation feed the nation) achieve or "all lands belong to the federal govt" if not to allow Obasanjo steal a small village called Ota and build his farm. IF IT WAS GEJ???????

Shagari, the TC11 teacher just cos he is Uthman Dan Fodio's grand son....his austerity measure is unforgetable. yet it was not all bad. He did not plummet the price of oil. But JK RANDALL in his articles says Shagari's administration witnessed so much foreign loans none of which even entered these country ...not a kobo. Do you remember Umaru Dikko?

Then the beasts Buhari who makes a law that when you tell the truth, as long as it does not favour him, you must see kirikiri. same beast that killed two young men for smuggling cocaine when at the time they did it, it was not capital punishment and when even the nations they were going to do not kill mere couriers. Then he stops the trains contract and that is reason for expensive food items from the norrth, traffic jam in Lagos, poor road and deaths from capsized lorries etc.Then he imprisons TAI SOLARIN,the patriot. What evil possesses a leader to do that? and blind ajasin and all but kills the squaky clean and honest Ambrose Ali. And sends a Veepee Ekwueme to prison and his principal Shagari lounges at home under "house arrest because he is muslim or what? And then all top men in the admin are muslims Buhari, Idiagbon, babangida, Abacha vatsa etc...all pointing to a very sinister muslim agenda. And as pertains the common man, ordinary milk and bournvita and Milo became ESSENTIAL COMMODITY and we were flooged into queues to buy MILK AND MILO AS ESSENTIAL COMMODITY. that is one and only time milk and milo wld be essential commodity. And the fool goes to the marklet and flogs people into selling below cost price as if that was how to reduce prices. FOOL.

Then babangida. Shld i mention 419, drugs SAP (structural adjustment Program). He  wasted billions on never-ending elections etc?

then shonekan...

then SANNI ABACHA (I refuse to even comment on Abacha.  Only Buhari in this world says he did not steal nor was he evil)

then the forgetable Abdusalam....nothing to remember but rumours of major theft

then OBJ with GSM selling us sims for 35 thousand and stealing us blind with per minute billing IF IT WAS GEJ?????????

Then yarAdua that we didnt see or feel and he was not criticized but endlessly spoken of with respect. I have asked people and maybe you all can help me IS YARADUA EVIL OR IS EL RUFAI AND RIBADU? both cannot be right. If El Rufai and ribadu can escape in a democracy where fair trial and your day in court is guaranteed, why did they run? Who is evil amongst them? Yet that escaped criminal El Rufai is GEJ's worst YES WORST COS HE STINKS critic.

Now at none of these times was farming, cement manufacture, airport repairs, second niger bridge and above all railway discussed. In the most populous black nation in the world, with a land mass that covers four climes (swamp rainforest, savanah, desert) with lagos being one of the densest cities in the world, NOT ONE PAST LEADER THOUGHT ABOUT TRAINS OR HAD IT WORKING AND GEJ IS THE CLUELESS ONE??????

In conclusion, for those of  us who voted GEJ, it is not easy. Nobody said it would be, but be reminded that GEJ is doing his damnedest nad it is working. Yes I supported him at first simply because he was Niger Deltan but just looking at him everyday on television, seeing him be so submissive to God and knowing how blessed he has been, I am happy to on gratis be a voice on his side.

I ask you all to pray for him as he continues to triumph over "goliaths" and lead us aright. I continue to ask you to speak up against people who attack him just because he is not Yoruba or Hausa (Ibo will face same plight.) I ask you to ask such people to tell you how their person was better. Then ask them to support GEJ as he is good for all of Nigeria. This man GEJ has God in his heart and you can see it in his eyes.
One with God can never be clueless.