“No, not a tourist visa,” My thoughts keep reiterating when I see posts on Facebook suggesting that our president, Buhari needs one. Our dear Bubu!
With all these bombings, exchange rate hyping themselves anyhow (imagine dollar getting to N241 ooo… my teen self would see this and probably laugh at me), fuel scarcity sharing a tiny bedroom with power failure and heat (last night, heat almost choked me on the bed), I don’t think Mr. President needs a tourist visa.
One. Or, multiple. He doesn’t need one. He needs to come home – to Nigeria.
Homecoming could be fun, you know?
I wrote this post when I was filling our generator with fuel, fuel that threatened to murder my nostrils. This generator will run its loud mouth from the time it was turned on at 9pm till 5am or 6am.
8-9 hours of noise pollution without any atom of fear because they’re empowered by politicians and businessmen who are stuck up in the traditional age thinking that, “If we ban generator sets, we’d fold up,” and not thinking, “What about alternative energy sources? Why can’t we capitalize on them even if generators are banned?” You see why I don’t like the “business man” label; call me an entrepreneur – we’re solution seeking and fun.
Aggregate the number of generators chattering like exhilarated monkeys in my neighbourhood and you’ve got a noisy generation.
Generator generation. Just because no light.
6 months ago, dollar exchanged for naira at $1:N216. Now, we’ve got $1:N241 and still predicted to rise to N250-N260, give or take.
Once upon a time, I voiced this out and some people said, “Give him time. He just came into power.” We’re at 6 months now and diving into the 7th month at full speed and our president, the GCFR is still traveling from country to country.
I don’t know what he’s doing there. It’s definitely for the good of Nigeria but when you attain a position of power – anyone at all – you should hit the ground running or flying sef and you should set priorities – A, B, C, D, all-letters-of-the-alphabet.
Ask any CEO taking the wheels of a company going into a state of insolvency or crash. Just ask and come back with your findings – facts and not politricks you’ve always got up your sleeves.
Priorities matter a lot. A freaking very lot. If the priority at this point isn’t to heal the country from within, I don’t know what is.
“Is our salvation external?”
I don’t know. Really, my head is in a conundrum. I can’t figure.
The only thing I can figure is that Mr. President needs a Nigerian visa to come back home and stay home so that the citizens will get to feel his love. If my father was always traveling and not home, he knows what I’d have done to him, so…