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Taiwo_Ajakaye @dmightyangel
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In Nigeria, please NEVER assume that educated folks (even Professors) understand the basic statement they are arguing about especially in politics.
This person on facebook said Buhari admin has no #PolicyDirection, so I did a little tutorial as basic as possible for her👇
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#PolicyDirection
Thank you for raising a few issues, & such issues are enough for conversation. So let's use the Latin maxim in law you stated: Res ipsa loquitor...Let FACTS speak:

Don't take my words for it, don't run EMOTION on it, let's use the maxim Law: Res ipsa loquitor
#PolicyDirection
So let's start from the basis with FACT that Nigeria poverty didn't start in 2015.
Now you said "lack of policy direction in combating poverty and making economy boisterous"....
Actually, for the first time Nigeria is having a clear cut policy direction to combat poverty (I will delve into making economy boisterous)....
What is a POLICY DIRECTION?: A plan of action adopted or pursued by an individual, government, party, business, etc....
#PolicyDirection
You must have heard something called National Social Investment Programmes. That is a CLEAR CUT POLICY DIRECTION in combating poverty.
Have you heard of N-power program of this admin? That is a CLEAR CUT POLICY DIRECTION in combating poverty.
#PolicyDirection
Have you heard of NHGSFP - National Home-Grown School Feeding Program? That is a CLEAR CUT POLICY DIRECTION in combating poverty.
Have you heard about #TraderMoni? That is a CLEAR CUT POLICY DIRECTION in combating poverty.
#PolicyDirection
Have you thought of #ConditionalCashTransfer of the FG? That's a clear cut POLICY DIRECTION towards reducing POVERTY.
#PolicyDirection
You may have issues of imperfection as it is with any other policy anywhere in the world, but if #PolicyDirection still has the same dictionary meaning, these are policy directions and the effects are out there to lay it bare. Now let's talk about "making economy boisterous"
Let's check d ECONOMY: Has Nigeria had sustainable economy since 1999? The answer is a clear NO. We've never done any diversification even when we had opportunity to do so away from mono-economy of crude oil. Now I need not explain what Reserve of a Nation means!
#PolicyDirection
Now, as at 2010, Nigeria reserve (ECA+ FR) was around $67B, average oil sale between 2010 & 2015 (5yrs) was around $100 per barrel. As at May 2015, both ECA+FR was around $30B i.e it was DEPLETED as at the time we were selling avg of 2.2 million barrel per day.
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It also meant not a DIME was added rather, it was DEPLETE. Question: what happened to the crude oil sold for 5 years of 2.2 million daily at an avg of $100 per barrel?
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What projects could we trace such DEPLETED reserves to in 5 years and what projects could we trace #Unremmitted crude oil money to in 5 years before May 2015 that PMB took over? I will be happy to engage on this issue of ECONOMY here.
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So if your Reserve as a Nation (or even as a family) was DEPLETED, and unfortunately crude sale went down to as low as $28 in 2015 what would you have used to settle your economy?
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If Okonjo Iweala could come out to say that they were already BORROWING to pay salary & about 23 States out of 36 could not even pay salary before Buhari came in, where was the economy? What do you think #BailOutFund PMB gave was meant to achieve when he came in?
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Debts all piled up to the tune of 7 TRILLION by previous admin before Buhari came in, which economy are we talking about in the past? How could you escape recession when leaders were profligate with our resources?
Pension/salary
Contractor debt
etc
#PolicyDirection
(She cuts in & interrupted the class not with superior argument o):
"So much for priorities and making life easier for the common man,ordinary 12 naira to minimum wage is an issue but they unilaterally added how much again to fuel".

FACTS will make them WEAK🤣🤣
#PolicyDirection
let me help you a little bit on how things work beyond emotion and online analysis about minimum wage:

1. Collection of report from tripatite committee by the President

2. FEC will consider it in their meeting

3. NEC will discuss it

#BlameBuhari🤣🤣🤣🤣

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4. National council of State will consider the new #MinimumWage 4 recommendation
5. Ministry of Justice will DRAFT a bill 4 an ACT to establish a New National Minimum Wage
6. Bill will be passed to the NASS
7. The president will assent to the law passed by NASS
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You see, in democracy, such a thing dosn't happen because the President has agreed, it'll pass thru such process.
Now what that implies also is that RECURRENT EXPENDITURE will double as it were (if recurrent was around 1 trillion in paying salary of MDAs before..
#PolicyDirection
Now what that implies also is that RECURRENT EXPENDITURE will double as it were (if recurrent was around 1 trillion in paying salary of MDAs before, it means it will JUMP to almost 2 trillion and it MUST be paid)....
#PolicyDirection
Beyond emotion and sentiment on keyboard, there is process and it has to be followed.

And I don't know where you saw "Black maria and green maria". As you can see, let's discuss issues instead of beer palour jests, at least that's why we are educated....
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Her next interruption: It’s NLC that I blame sha .... May God help this country 🙏

So I asked: How? What should NLC have done? Pls say.......

END OF DISCUSSION🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

There's a way FACTS strangle them, & they run away from FACTS.
It is well!🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️
#PolicyDirection
And I have not even started the discussion to pick up all she raised about "making the economy boisterous"
"cases of nepotism"
"realized the man was simply a tribalistic clueless leader"...

Who I go follow discuss as she don comot🤣🤣🤣🤣
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What I hate to hear is NEPOTISM from your mouth as a Nigerian...
Did OBJ, Y'aradua, GEJ not practice NEPO in their time?
Mention any of your religious leaders whose children got their jobs after School except through NEPOTISM.
How did you get yours? NEPO kini?
#PolicyDirection
As she don run comot for my trouble, make I dey play until I get another partner to discuss with jaree..
Until you tell me clearly what Buhari has done wrong not to deserve 2nd term (then handover to Osinbajo by 2023 to continue😜🙄), I won't stop correcting you.
#PolicyDirection
#DontForget:
Whenever they come up with this funny kindergarten "price of food" in 2015 before Buhari/APC, simply help them by taking them further to "price of food" in 1999 before PDP era when dollar was just N20, pump price N20 bag of rice ~N1,500 etc..🕺💃
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