Hmmm! I felt compelled to write about the recent hike in the pump price of petrol otherwise known as PMS, by the discussion I had on friday 13th May, 2016 with one of my Protégés, Miss Ennuka. She was adamant about her stance against protesting over the recent hike. I learnt a great deal from this vibrant Nigerian youth so I decided to add to her repertoire of reasons by sharing the following with her:
A good example is his reaction to the David Cameron ‘Fantastically Corrupt’ comment, everyone went crazy, Nigerians went ga ga on Social Media, the President’s media spokesperson issued statements long and short. What did Buhari do, he turned defence into offence with just one short statement. Yes we are fantastically corrupt, but return our money as we do not need your apology, we need the stolen funds kept in Britain to develop and put Nigeria back on track.
Simple, sincere, short and brisk. I proudly watch also as the global media keyed on to Buhari’s statement and made David Cameron look stupid. That is leadership.
I watched his latest CNN interview again and again and you can see a man not ready to deviate from his own vision and assured in his own mission, yes he could come across as rigid, what am I saying, he’s usually rigid but from my experience with him, if you stand your ground and put forward a superior argument, he tends to shift grounds”