Lunatic’s Pad: Blame God for Recession;Amaechi Is Nigeria’s Last Saint

By Ikenga Chronicles October 26, 2016

The Federal Government, tired of blaming the opposition, the past governments, Niger Delta Avengers and the western powers for our poor economy has finally found the solution- God.

That’s why Osinbajo, the vice president, who is also the head of the president’s economic team will be leading 30,000 other pastors to God to ask for His intervention in Nigeria’s economy. 

But I’m disappointed. After the blame game, I expected them to now sit back, plan, and finally release their economic blueprint to lead us out of this doldrum, but no, they haven’t. They’ve rather moved to God to help increase the cost of oil, adjust forex, come up with economic policies, and create jobs and employment. 

After this delegates meeting, will they also add God to the long list of those to be blamed?

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I am not one of those called Jonathanians, but you see, the man was at the Oxford Union where he dropped some punchlines. Some really nice lines. That’s not my purpose here though. I’ve heard others say it is no big deal delivering such speeches because by virtue of being Nigeria’s former president alone, he already had doors open. Their views though. 

But shouldn’t I wonder why Jonathan goes out, and says what I expected to hear from Buhari, while Buhari picks the mic on a foreign soil, and acts like he’s in a representative capacity for Shekau? I mean Shekau, the man who gets killed by the Nigerian army everyday.

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Hey! Buhari wants to borrow again. If you ask why we are still borrowing despite the huge cash recovered from corruption probes, here’s the answer; he’s piling them!

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Take away: Amaechi is the only Nigerian who has been a speaker of a House of Assembly, a governor, now minister and never stolen a dime, or influenced any decision with money. Saints still walk this part of the world. Even when the president who appointed him doesn’t believe there’s any Nigerian politician who hasn’t, yet he is sure he couldn’t have stolen. 

      –Dum Syl Aminikpo 

        Twitter: @dumsyl

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