If you see a frog running in the afternoon, it is either something is chasing it or it is chasing something. Also, if you choose a cattle rearer as a leader, don’t be surprised when he starts wandering all around the globe.

There is no doubt in the minds of Nigerians that President Buhari loves travelling. He has visited 25 countries in the first 10 months of his tenure. Between January and February 2016 alone He visited the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Ethiopia, France, United Kingdom, unknown country for 5-day vacation,  Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. As I write this, he is in Washington D.C attending a nuclear summit where he is discussing the national budget (Matter miss road!).

Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

 

President Buhari's travel history infographics by BudgIT
President Buhari’s travel history infographics by BudgIT

Hian! What other statistics do you need to prove his love for the skies? This newly discovered tourist past time of President Buhari is however contradictory to a campaign promise he made a few years ago while running for presidency with the Late Chief Okadigbo. He was very quick to shade the then President Olusegun Obasanjo’s many travels, promising that he would sit at home and solve domestic issues rather than globe trot. He soon forgot his promise as he came into power and is now doing worse off, globe trotting more than any other president in the history of Nigeria.

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Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

While Mr. President is sipping on Kunu on board his private jet flight to another exotic country, here are a few things I would like the presidency to consider.

The cost of the president’s travels:

Am I the only one wondering what Budget and money is catering for the private jet lifestyle of President Buhari? The oil refineries have been shut down for months, the queues at fuel stations keep getting longer. Now, the Minister of state for petroleum says he’s not a magician. The electricity power plant is under-producing megawatts and there’s no light.

 

Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

 

What do we call a leader who spends most of his nights lodged in luxurious palaces, 5 and 7-star hotels while his citizens roll and toss in bed having sleepless nights because of the epileptic power supply for which they are ridiculously billed. I hear that it  costs the president about $1,000,000 for each trip with over $500,000 gulped by estacode, transportation, accommodation, honorarium, media coverage, contingency and other expenses on accompanying Presidency officials. Isn’t it sad that at a time when Nigeria needs to cut her coat according to her cloth, Sai Baba has decided to cross various countries off his list of ‘countries to visit before I die’?

Biko, what happened to delegation of duties?

It is not every meeting Nigeria is invited to that the President needs to show up for. What then is the use of having a Vice-president or a working cabinet? When a father appears at every meeting, insult is inevitable because he would soon wander into a gathering in which an errand boy should have represented him. “He’s trying to repair the nation’s bad image.” the presidency says but so can the Vice-president and members of cabinet with simple body language or selfies or else why did we sweat so much over the ministerial screening?

It reportedly costs thrice the amount spent on the Vice-president or a minister’s travel for President Buhari to take to the skies every time. It’s beginning to look like President Buhari either has major trust issues or he’s hiding something from us. Take the recent trip to Qatar for instance, there was absolutely no need for the president to have witnessed the signing of an agreement to open a direct air route from Nigeria to Qatar. Of what economic importance is Qatar to us? What do they buy from us? How are they helping our economy? Waste of precious time!

Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

 

If president Buhari would sit at home for one month, perhaps he would notice that Nigerians have gradually become Intenally Displaced Persons living on queues at fuel stations. Perhaps if President Buhari left the skies for the birds, he would notice that each time he claims Boko Haram has been defeated, more people are killed.

If President Buhari spent time in his country, we probably would have a budget rather than having the country run like a headless chicken.

If President Buhari loves waka waka so much why not visit the IDP camps and see the plight of the people who risked their lives to vote him into power. Perhaps, he would have attempted to visit Apapa and see how the country’s major Sea port is in shambles. Why not visit the Niger Delta and see how people are suffering?

Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

A president who spends more hours inside “Eagle One” than in Aso Rock Presidential Villa is definitely not what we imagined. We are in the 11th month of President Buhari’s administration and we are yet to see what shaking hands with cool white men in prim suits or immaculate white gowns and checkered turbans or standing in front rows for photographs has produced.

Waka Waka Buhari, Which country next?

Someone please tell President Buhari to sit at home, solve our domestic issues and stop going around cap in hand to beg for investments. When you put your country in order, they will lust after Nigeria with investment offers.

A wise man doesn’t wander far from where his corn is roasting else it gets burnt.

 

121 COMMENTS

  1. U guys should leave buari alone he want to bring change to Nigeria during his travelling abi u guys no need the change any more (APC change)

  2. he dosent want to steal our money and get corrupt the 419 way is travelling and collecting too much extacodes brainman

  3. Who among our African presidents was ever privileged to attend Nuclear submit? Only Buhari. The world recognized His efforts, but a prophet is not recognized in his Town.We are nagetive.

    • Mr positive,we can count it as an achivemnt no problm,bt only if he can implement it,not thesame way wit chainj o.

    • Anwar Saeed..keep shut..u hypocrite…we are now..buying fuel..for 180per litre…u Apc e rats aint saying nothing…d president jumping from one country to another…

    • Anybody that is suporting buhari useless rulership may his whole family be like what nigeria is today period.

    • Easy for a Muslim to quote Jesus/Bible, when necessary but the can’t love their neighbor like Jesus/Bible said.

    • Easy for a Muslim to quote Jesus/Bible, when necessary but the can’t love their neighbor like Jesus/Bible said.

    • Easy for a Muslim to quote Jesus/Bible, when necessary but the can’t love their neighbor like Jesus/Bible said.

  4. No b him fault. his traveling allowance will b able 2 Sault out one local government Bills. dey r holding almost all d local government workers in Nigeria yet e is traveling frm one country 2 another studying about change. we never c anything 4 Nija waiting all dia malam go take our eyes c na only God go help us.

    • hahaha, kanu is claiming UK not biafra. he wan go spend life in UK prison, hunm, who dash monkey? na here he go remain in the harsh prison for life. so, enjoy.@ ezeh austin, you have the right to join him.

    • A fool always reasons from the anus,and you are not exceptional,what concerned Kanu with the topic on ground?If you are not comfortable with what Kanu stands for,better go hug transformer or jump into lagoon or better still feed yourself with raw acid ok

  5. Saleh s you may not understand or the truth you do not care listen the EgyptIans were enjoying themselves while the Jews were been killed and weeping , is ur turn rejoice by glad thanks

  6. Iioabanafor jc wise man where have i gone wrong so i can dictate your foolishness is it in mentioned Biafra or Kanu

  7. Leave the man alone! He needs the sane environments to plan our future. Remember the story of God and Nigeria? Many countries approached God for the resolution of their problems; and God solved all their problems. When God saw Nigeria coming, He started crying, saying that Nigeria’s problems were too many…corruption, inflation, stealing,electoral violence, liars in public offices, examination malpractice etc!

  8. dat man is sick, no one can rule diz country…. none ok, see na d guy dey go different countries av u Eva wonder y? treatment as usual ya Adua… had Sam ish, now diz hypocrite

  9. We all knows dat terrorist and coruption is less,but hungry are killing millions of nigeria people daily is another serious terrorist in our country,so let us change bad to good, not good to bad, gooday?

  10. We all knows dat terrorist and coruption is less,but hungry are killing millions of nigeria people daily is another serious terrorist in our country,so let us change bad to good, not good to bad, gooday?

  11. We all knows dat terrorist and coruption is less,but hungry are killing millions of nigeria people daily is another serious terrorist in our country,so let us change bad to good, not good to bad, gooday?

  12. Buhari becareful of plane crassssh o this is a prophecy by me. Don’t travel again this year nomatter the pressure don’t

  13. The best way to attend to other personal life issures is to always attend official meeting wherever, whenever, and however, regardless of how far, how often,how much is cost, and how unimportant it is to it’s followers.. All you need to know is, he is the president, and it comes mostly once in a lifetime. And am not sure you are a priority to him for now. So when next voting, takenote of those whose Hobbies is corruption and whose theres is tourism.

  14. The best way to attend to other personal life issures is to always attend official meeting wherever, whenever, and however, regardless of how far, how often,how much is cost, and how unimportant it is to it’s followers.. All you need to know is, he is the president, and it comes mostly once in a lifetime. And am not sure you are a priority to him for now. So when next voting, takenote of those whose Hobbies is corruption and whose theres is tourism.

  15. The best way to attend to other personal life issures is to always attend official meeting wherever, whenever, and however, regardless of how far, how often,how much is cost, and how unimportant it is to it’s followers.. All you need to know is, he is the president, and it comes mostly once in a lifetime. And am not sure you are a priority to him for now. So when next voting, takenote of those whose Hobbies is corruption and whose theres is tourism.

  16. The best way to attend to other personal life issures is to always attend official meeting wherever, whenever, and however, regardless of how far, how often,how much is cost, and how unimportant it is to it’s followers.. All you need to know is, he is the president, and it comes mostly once in a lifetime. And am not sure you are a priority to him for now. So when next voting, takenote of those whose Hobbies is corruption and whose theres is tourism.

  17. The best way to attend to other personal life issures is to always attend official meeting wherever, whenever, and however, regardless of how far, how often,how much is cost, and how unimportant it is to it’s followers.. All you need to know is, he is the president, and it comes mostly once in a lifetime. And am not sure you are a priority to him for now. So when next voting, takenote of those whose Hobbies is corruption and whose theres is tourism.

  18. Awufu dey pain body buhari.Can u spend ur money in going frm one country to the other country.He wanted to tour the cities he has missed when he was in his village.

  19. Awufu dey pain body buhari.Can u spend ur money in going frm one country to the other country.He wanted to tour the cities he has missed when he was in his village.

  20. even wen there was fuel subsidy of 150# it was evn beta dan now dat da fuel is 85,yeye, travelin evrywere, monkey

  21. even wen there was fuel subsidy of 150# it was evn beta dan now dat da fuel is 85,yeye, travelin evrywere, monkey

  22. Enjoying estacode and kool sweet breeze while his people are suffering hardship in naija, make u at-least give us light naa

  23. Enjoying estacode and kool sweet breeze while his people are suffering hardship in naija, make u at-least give us light naa

  24. Whats i like is border is still open if you no like ,………….your free to travel no one will stop you

  25. Whats i like is border is still open if you no like ,………….your free to travel no one will stop you

  26. Those who critising Buhari are those people that have not vote for him during election. They’re just small in number.

  27. Weda you like it or not the man done become president of nigeria.go and ask the drunking master where is our 90 billion dollar’2.2 billion dollar’ 2.1 billion dollar.if the answer is been giving to you there and then you have right to ask our dare president the next contry to go.

  28. The old cargo is cooling off all the fake poor life he claimed he was living.He wants to go round all the world b4 he dies not caring how d stupid ones that helped rig & voted him to power.I hav never seen a change as fake as dis,& only the children of Ishmeal are stil defending the failure bcos of their evil heart,all dat matters to dem is muslim brotherhood but God pass dem.

  29. The old solder don’t wanna know if u exist, if the frustration over powered u just go and HUG electric current. Thank for usual co-operation!

  30. Infact, he knows dat this is his only chance so he can do as he like. If not hw can u come in to power & ur helps to the country is to be moving up & down ? Let me tell u this country dat d promise he have wt foreign country is jst what is looking for. Any woman dat is sleeping wt pple outside she do not love her husband. Is he going to have more than four( 4) years in d office ? Thank u .

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