Any well-meaning Nigerian, whether- journalist, individual, company representative, politician, advocate group, that has the opportunity to meet with President Buhari should not fail to ask the questions below regarding the condition of the country. To say that people are suffering will be an understatement. The country is in crisis and if the present leadership is sincere about solving the problems facing the country, they should in a great sense of urgency call for an emergency meeting to begin discussing how we can get out of the mess we created. People are suffering, hunger has ravished many communities and elite government officials are going about their lives like nothing is happening. Some of these elite politicians travel abroad for vacation, party like there is no tomorrow, and ride around town in flamboyant cars.
Here are 10 questions to ask the President:
- Why are the citizens of this country suffering? Naira is now 420 to $1.
- Where are the jobs?
- Where is the power? We are in darkness night after night.
- Where is the food? Not everyone has a land to cultivate. Some of us live in big cities and are tenants sharing one room apartment with several family members.
- Why is the country not safe? The spate of kidnappings, militant bombings, armed robbery attacks have caused severe pains to families.
- Why has Fulani herdsmen killings gone uncontrolled? Have you considered the effectiveness of ranches as opposed to the chaos of “free” grazing practices that destroy farms and private properties.
- What is the hope for the youth? Have they not been promised that they are the future of tomorrow?
- What is the plan for improving healthcare? Remember poor Nigerians can’t afford to travel abroad for treatment.
- When will the incessant road accident deaths end? The roads are terrible and constitute death traps.
- When will public education be improved? Many great men of the country are products of public education, but poor funding and maintenance have resulted in low quality of education.