[The Presidential Blog] The Maiduguri blast can’t be the final blow to this administration, or is it?

To say that there is a general feeling of discontent in Nigeria with the Federal Government will be an understatement. Nigerians are literally floating; living one day after the next and barely surviving on scarce good news.

Optimism is waning. The goodwill that brought in a Buhari and President is out of supply. Barely two years after his assumption of office.

The failed promises started just months in. The ministers we’d hoped would steer the administration to Nirvana were not appointed on time and when they did get appointed – we were treated to the same old. It was a genuine shocker to many.

Then there is the persistent lack of an economic agenda that has worsened an inevitable recession. The failure to deliver looted funds to supplement our budget deficit. The war on corruption many have called ‘selective’. Allegations of corruption that no one is addressing from the Presidency.

The list is depressing and it’s not even anywhere near exhaustive yet.

All the while, we had one thing to be thankful for as a nation: the near end of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Except that it has been just that for the better bet of this year _ “near-end”.

But now, it doesn’t look as though the progress is being sustained. With the attack in Adamawa on Friday which the President dismissed as a desperate last act of the terrorists, the fears of the revival of a “defeated Boko Haram” were renewed.

Today, three people were confirmed dead in a twin blast that hit the Maiduguri main market this morning.

The President is yet to address the attack nor have his media aides said anything in respect of it. But there really is not much to be expected from any condolence messages in this regard beyond the rhetoric of assurances.

The only question now is whether the next two years of this administration will bring a positive turn around for this government of Change or not.


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