Opinion: Who is Buhari going to Japan to meet?


Nigeria is currently in the hands of filmmakers who want power with absolutely no idea of what to do with it. Governance is now a rude joke and has failed to receive the type of seriousness it deserves.

But who is Buhari going to Japan to meet?

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday night, departed Abuja. According to his spokesman, the president is going to Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) slated for the City of Yokohama from August 28 to 30.

The statement further said that the president was accompanied by Governors Babagana Zulum (Borno), Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), some ministers and others.

Buhari is rushing to japan three days before the alleged summit to do what? What is chasing the president out of the country at a time at the country is literarily in flames owing to his lack of tact in leadership?.

Last week, he handed over power to his chief of Abba Kyari as the de facto president over the vice-president, Prof Yemi Osibanjo who is bound by the constitution to act on his behalf when he is out the country. Only a few people saw the side effect of that move.

But how will the president visit a country when the prime minister of the said country, Shinzo Abe, is in France attending the G-7 meeting? Is Nigeria that useless to that extent? They invited other African countries like Senegal, Rwanda, while the acclaimed giant of African was left in the dark.

This shows that despite the lies being peddled by the ruling APC and their cacophonic praise singers on social media that the country is moving forward, Nigeria is actually getting worse.

The world can see that the Buhari’s regime has wreaked unimaginable havoc to the nation’s economy. Buhari too and his gang are equally bereft of ideas on how to solve Nigeria’s woes and so, everyone has been left hanging in lost hopes. The poverty of philosophy, which has ravaged Nigeria’s leadership, is real.

Who is Buhari going to see in Japan?

Mike Wabali writes from Port Harcourt