One day one yawa.
One hour one kasala.
The things we do to statehood!
The things we do with institutions!
For four years, a single Nigerian was picking up the phone regularly, calling the Governor of the Central Bank, and ordering the release of billions, to be distributed to clients of a ruling party and friends of his boss, the entire charade aided by somebody whose only training in Harvard seems to have been how to tie awkward gele. The CBN Governor, who was using omolanke to ferry cash on illegal telephone and memo orders is still around the corner. You hear that and you say that we cannot do worse damage to modern statehood and her institutions.
Then President Buhari, who took nearly a year to form a cabinet of the known and the familiar, seemed nearly determined to take as much time as cabinet formation in getting his budget right.
The he finally presents the budget to our National Assembly – Africa’s largest gathering of elected thieves and bucanneers!
This National Assembly where Senate Rules were forged in July 2015!
This National Assembly where the police tried to investigate the forgery.
This National Assembly where “Comrade” Senator Shehu Sani felt slighted that the police was investigating crimes committed by a whole Nigerian National Assembly and insisted that the forgery be treated as a family affair.
This National Assembly where the forgery case died – as in all things Nigerian.
This is the same place where the delayed budget prepared by the delayed cabinet was declared stolen not stolen but stolen.
The budget of a state in the 21st century is stolen not stolen but stolen!
Then you wake up today and hear that one Nigerian, Senator Ita Enang, Special Assistant to the President on worrever, single-handedly altered and doctored the text of the budget that was submitted to the National Assembly after the President had formally read it.
Somehow, between the President’s formal reading presentation of the budget and the submission of the final text to the National Assembly, one Nigerian decided that he had adjustments and additions and subtractions to make to the text. What the President read was not what was submitted!
Says Premium Times: “At its plenary on Thursday, the Senate said Mr. Enang, himself a former senator, changed the contents of the original document as presented by Mr. Buhari.”
Dasuki single-handedly operated the national vault!
Ita Enang single-handedly altered the budget!
And by the way, Lagos just borrowed $200 million dollars from the World Bank. To be repaid with interest for 25 years! Why did Governor Ambode not just see Dasuki? With Dasuki’s orders, Emefiele would have ensured that what Ambode is borrowing for 25 years for his City Rail project is ferried out of CBN and carried to Lagos on Keke Napep.
What sort of people is this?
What sort of country is this?
This is not a state. She is a bad, incompetent joke!
I propose a moratorium on Nigerian statehood until such a time as we are able to show the world that we understand what statehood means.
Even Mansa Kankan Musa treated his gold and state better than this! He flaunted it and caused ostentatious wahala all the way to Mecca but he did not become a mendicant in the midst of plenty!
Meanwhile, where is the phone number of the Governor of the Bank of Canada? I am broke. I need to order some cash from him.