Soludo and Buhari’s emergency bill
It is not enough to wish President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration well out of enlightened self-interest. Angry or not, previously ignored by the Buhari government or invited as has just been done by the All Progressives Congress, a former Governor or the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, still believes that he owes Nigeria.
I am glad that he is around with others to offer his services to a stiff-necked regime that is apparently impervious to modern ideas. Soludo could easily be in far away New Zealand discussing the economic prospects of The Oceania. Like in Singapore, it is smart Nigerians that will solve Nigeria’s problems.
Personal antipathy towards Buhari should not prevent us from envisaging that at most seven years from now, we would not have a President Buhari. Nigeria would still be there. I hope that the know-it-all characters in the APC are, like good and humble students, making Soludo’s job a bit easy by paying rapt attention. We have left them and their friends to their own devices for the past year and a half. It is unanimous that the common thread has been failure in all indices. I hope that this new opening (is it a gladnost?) will be sustained. Nigeria deserves no less.
Oduche Azih, Okota,
Isolo, Lagos State