by Abdulbaqi Aliyu Jar,
It is a tradition that leaders of countries from around the world do celebrate their first 100 days in office. The first 100 days of a new leader of a country is crucial and determines how his administration will be. In Nigeria, the first 100 days of Buhari if he succeed, it will be Nigerians that will celebrate not his own self.
In my opinion, the following will likely be among the first major effect of Buhari first 100 days in office.
Firstly, after swearing in of Buhari on may 29 if emerged victorious in the March 28 election, Petroleum, Kerosene and other Oil products will stabilise and be abundant in the market. This is because, the scarcity of the products is deliberate and unnecessary. Also, filing station owners will be afraid to close their stations for no reason as they are aware that Buhari was once a petroleum minister and he is well conversant with the nature of the market.
Secondly, general availability of products and service will manifest in his first 100 days. From network services, power providers, civil service, marketers and retailers etc, God willing, everything will start to be doing well as they all fear Buhari because of his anti-corruption stand.
Thirdly, there will be relative currency stability, security and discipline. This is due to the fact that, most of the corrupt government officials and business tycoons will run on exile or will quickly abandon their corrupt practices. Corruption is directly related to security. Most of the money budgeted for security in Nigeria is mis-used by corrupt government officials. Of course, Naira will stabilise against the Dollar relatively.
Fourthly, respect for the office of the President, other official government positions and confidence in governance will greatly increase. This is because, Buhari is courageous and will not tolerate controversy and corruption.
Lastly, Nigeria’s image and the respect for Nigerians will be redeemed. The world will respect Nigeria because it has good leaders voted by the people. The world will respect Nigerians for their maturity, peaceful and legal change of a corrupt government. That will be in the first 100 days.
That will not be the only things to happen God willing. Among few un-notice thing to happen will be; there will be no office of the first lady, no extravagant spendings in Aso villa, unity and trust among Nigerians will start to increase, and their will be no claim and counter claim by different government officials and agencies. I can’t wait to see Nigeria change. God bless Nigeria.
Comrade Abdulbaqi Aliyu Jari