By Peter Akinwande
LEGISREPORTS NG- Some members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his style of leadership since he got to power almost 100 days ago on May 29, 2015.
Hon. Moshood Oshun, who is representing Lagos Mainlaind Constituency 2 and the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade both said the president is on track towards creating a better Nigeria.
Hon. Oshun in a chat with LEGISREPORTS said Buhari means well for the country and that it is a matter of time before people would start seeing the results of his efforts.
Oshun, who said that he is proud to be an All Pprogressives Congress (APC) member said that the president has hit the ground running since he got to power.
“During the campaign, he said that he was going to tackle some issues relating to the economy, insecurity, and corruption. When he got to office, he met with many African leaders on how to tackle Boko Haram, he held meetings with heads of many countries on Boko Haram.
“The issue of security is one thing that he is fighting and it is not something that would go away in one day. The most important thing is that he is talking to agencies that have something to do with security. When the security chiefs were appointed, he gave them three months to eradicate Boko Haram, and he is still thinking along that line,” said Oshun.
He stressed that every Nigerian knows that electricity has improved tremendously in recent times under Buhari. “Somebody, who lives in Omole area once told me that before President Buhari got to office, they hardly had electricity for four to five days, but that now they have it for about 18 to 20 hours per day.
“A petroleum vessel was seized by security personnel recently as some people wanted to use it to steal about 100,000 litres of fuel. I can’t remember the last time we heard of such seizure in Nigeria, but now there are so many checks and balances in place.
Also speaking on the issue, Hon. Agunbiade said that it is not necessary to talk about 100 days, but that he would prefer to talk about the achievements of President Buhari so far.
He stated that Buhari has shown himself as a man of substance, “a man of focus, a man of his words and as a man, who meant all that he said during the elections.”
According to him, “one of the things he said during the campaigns was that he would tackle corruption and insecurity frontally, and the two major problems Nigeria has include insecurity as caused by the Boko Haram insurgents and we all know what he has done so far such as the trips he made outside Nigeria to Chad, Cameroun, and the United States of America, which led to the creation of multi-national guard to combat Boko Haram.
“With this, we have seen collaborations amongst Cameroun, Chad, and Nigeria. He said that there is no need to keep the military headquarters in Abuja, but that we must take it to where the crises are really happening and we have seen the countdown of the Nigerian military on Boko Haram. Today, what we have left about Boko Haram are skirmishes of what it used to be.
“They have really got into their strongholds and we have seen Chad sentencing some Boko Haram members to death. The man has taken some bold steps on insecurity in Nigeria, and within this short term that he got into office, we have seen seriousness and boldness and he has matched them with actions and Nigeria is gaining back its image on security of lives and properties.”
“I am not surprised that people have been criticising him about not appointing ministers, but no man would hit the ground running, when the ground is slippery. You expect the man to hit the ground running and it is slippery, murky and it is in a mess, of course, such a man would stumble and he might not be able to get over it.
“So, the man saw that the ground is so messy and full of debris, so he has to clean the ground before he starts running. An athlete would not get to the tracks and start running, when there are stones there, he would clear the tracks first. This is what the president is doing. It is not easy to bring people from the 36 states of the federation as ministers.”
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