Welcome to “Mai Chanji” – Femi Fani-Kayode

“Their HATE for President Goodluck Jonathan justifies the suffering in the land. Recession matters not. Hunger matters not. Loss of jobs matter not. Polio matters not. Making a mess of the naira matters not. Fulani Herdsmen matter not. High cost of foodstuffs matter not. Chibok matters not. We have men consumed by their hate for Jonathan and it matters not if Nigeria burns” – PRINCE HENRY NWAZURUAHU SHIELD, FACEBOOK, AUGUST 11th 2016.

 

How right Prince Shield is. His contribution is not only courageous but also insightful and profound. The Buharists and  the “lying liars” are blinded by their hate for Jonathan and for those of us that have chosen to stand by him.

 

It is so bad that if their wives were made pregnant by another man they would say that it was Jonathan that was responsible. Yet their record of governance is clear and there for all to see.

 

In one year and two months of President Buhari and his APC’s “Mai Chanji”, Nigeria has become a very different place to what it was before. Our nation has, so to speak, really been ”transformed”.

 

A few examples will suffice. One year two months ago we were the largest producer of oil in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji” that is no longer the case. One year and two months ago we were the number one destination for foreign investment in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji” that is no longer the case.

 

One year and two months ago we were the largest economy in Africa but thanks to “Mai Chanji” that is no longer the case. Sadly it gets worse.

 

In the space of one year and two months the naira has depreciated from N160 Naira to $1 United States Dollar (USD) to N410 Naira to $1 USD.

 

If there is no change in fiscal amd monetary policy anytime soon there is a consensus amongst economic and fiscal experts that by Christmas the Naira would have depreciated to, at best, N500 Naira to $1 USD.

 

One year and two months ago Nigerians could buy a bag of rice for N8000 naira but today they are paying N20,000 naira for that same bag of rice.

 

As Pastor Reno Omokri, a former aide to President Jonathan said, if the minimum wage is N18,000 naira where are the people meant to get the money to buy rice and other basic food commodities for their families?

 

In one year and two months graduate and non-graduate unemployment has soared, banks and companies are retrenching, manufacturers are closing their factories and plants, industries are collapsing, farmers are complaining and businessmen and traders are crying. That is “Mai Chanji” for you. Yet it gets worse.

 

One year and two months ago we were generating 5000 megawatts of power for the electrical grid but today we are generating less than 2000 megawatts.

 

Again one year and two months ago we were making large sums of money from the export of our crude oil but today oil production has been reduced by one third and we we are importing crude oil and refined products from the neighbouring nations of Niger and the Republic of Chad.

 

One year and two months ago the Nigerian Stock Exchange was recovering and on the rise and our banking sector was flourishing and liquid. Today the Stock Exchange has lost 1.6 trillion naira in the last 14 months and our banks have become nothing but weak and barren money-lender stalls and pawn shops. That is “Mai Chanji” for you.

 

In one year and two months our Air Force, once the pride of Afrcan skies, has been reduced to nothing but a cow and sheep recovery agency.

 

In one year and two months our army, once one of the most professional, feared, disciplined and respected in Africa, has been turned into a civilian-killing machine which, on several occasions, has been unleashed on the very people that they are paid to be protecting.

 

Just to give one example earlier this year they slaughtered over 1000 innocent Shiite Muslims in the streets of Zaria simply because they blocked a road, they worship God in a different manner to others and they are not Sunni Muslims. That is real “Mai Chanji” for you.