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Saturday, May 05, 2007

About Obasanjo and Yar'Adua's Government

There has been a lot of skepticism about the Yar'Adua Government in Nigeria. People wonder if it's a poppet Government of the northern power brokers, of Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo or if its the hope that Nigeria has been waiting for especially if it's the "poppet Government of the northern power brokers ".
It is natural to be skeptical. But one cannot condemn the administration on Yar'Adua before he's given the chance to serve.

About Gen Olusegun Obasanjo's Government.
Given where we are today from where we were nine years ago, the Obasanjo Administration has made good improvement in laying solid foundations for Nigeria's Economic and Social advancement.

I am a computer engineer/IT consultant and have directly been affected positively by his policies of ( tax-free importation of IT hardware ) and so has my grand-mother from more profits from her cassava farms.

Yes there are areas of serious lapse like Niger Delta, Electric Power failure which has almost made life unbearable and a long list of more especially the heavily flawed electoral process.

But remember that a baby learning to walk will fall but the first few falls don't mean she has failed or shouldn't try again.
Our democracy is young and we do have a history. Lets do our thinking with these in mind.

Do we have to wait for a worse administration to show us that Obasanjo has done well ?