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The Most Important “Change” Right Now Is Changing President Buhari – Etcetera

The Most Important “Change” Right Now Is Changing President Buhari – Etcetera



In this piece “Time to change the change”, the controversial columnist Etcetera justifies the actions of many youths and talented patriots consistently making exit from the country due to poor economy condition of Nigeria. He advocated President Buhari exit as the veritable way to really get the change he promised, saying most of his campaign promises have been jettisoned.

Read the article below…

Imagine having a job of N5m every month as salary. It sounds unheard of in Nigeria, but it can be heard in the United States. In fact, my friend Henry just jumped ship and landed a sweet job in South Africa.

Another buddy of mine recently took the plunge and decided he’s had enough, too – and relocated to the sandy enclave of Dubai. He sends me emails often about enjoying a quality lifestyle which is beyond his wildest imagination.

They’re not alone, though. This year,  a large number of Nigerians are set to not only escape Nigeria, but also to renounce their citizenship.

A friend of mine, Victor, lives in Sweden and says he always feels like living in a Utopian society. It’s INCREDIBLE! he screams on the phone each time we talk. He tells me of all the statistics of the Nordic countries. The way he talks is like describing only the candle on a chocolate cake. Wait until you taste it. Living in Nigeria is like eating ‘kpako’ biscuit and saying “that is good enough” when the cake is just across the table to dig in.

Why are they struggling to leave? Did you just ask that question?

For the first time in many years, we are recording a huge number of skilled and educated young and older Nigerians and industries heading for the exits.

Hint: It has nothing to do with being unpatriotic.

You see, it’s not the sudden heat all over the country that is driving people away… it’s the idea of being tied to what Nigeria has become.

Growing up, I was part of a patriotic family. I worshipped Nigeria almost to the point of idolatry. I was happy when the soldiers came back from Liberia. My catechism teacher lost her son in the war, and we did our best to console her.

Now I wonder… are we ever going to be that nation of plenty again, or have we already taken our “first step into a thousand years of darkness with the second coming of our lord and saviour, Buhari?

With the current hardship in the country, it is already looking like Goodluck Jonathan was elected President in a distant era, many years ago. Nigeria has changed so much since then.

It is also looking like whatever change the second coming of Buhari could have brought about will forever remain a mystery.

Isn’t it time for us to seriously start thinking of changing the change?

The most important “change” we should consider right now is changing President Buhari.

We all can perhaps recall vividly one of the promises of the President, “I will pay all Nigerian jobless youth N5,000 every month.” But denouncing the promise now with a first-rate accent now seems stupid and uncalculated. It was a beautiful song to all Nigerian youths amidst the gargantuan level of hardship in the country. It was lauded as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at the sunset.”

We need to find someone as soon as possible with the intelligence to save Nigeria from impending disaster. We need to take a stand now. We cannot continue to give the country away to misfit politicians. We need a leader who will rally us to once again embrace the unique Nigerian values of honesty, hard work, and the love of God, which led to our success in the 70s.

I don’t know if I should advise you to start running to the border or stay and fight, because I still feel there is some hope left to turn Nigeria back and restore what has been taken from us by those misfits in Abuja. It is going to take men and women of courage to speak up against this destructive force that is ripping the heart out of our country. I must sincerely admit a fondness for a previous time when “change” hadn’t yet come to Nigeria.



  1. Their starting should have given Nigerians some clue to this carnival of hardship. They didn’t strike me one bit like people with good intentions. I expect they activate their stringency some day soonest amidst scarcity for the masses while they take cover under the wealth of the nation. To me, politicians of this era are the same. We only have them scattered all over political parties, that’s all. These ones are as guilty as their predecessors.

  2. First of all change doesn’t come easily we have to face challenges before it comes yours friends are in this that country we Nigerians kill our country by ourselves because we keep condemning instead of bringing ideas & solutions..the change will come but we have to face it for like a yeAr or two let’s build our economy and stop depending on order countries

  3. I marvel at this type of write up u know. Is this etcetera or what ever u call your name an Alien in Nigeria? Did the brain drain syndrome just start in May 2015 or what are you talking about? Nigeria is just a big problem where most of us don’t see beyond our nose. President Buhari is the best leader ever to lead us in Nigeria under the then Military and especially now under Democratic Government. We all sat down and kept quit when our past Civilian Governments where squandering our common wealth and Stealing public funds under corrupt and nonchalant leadership of the past Presidents under the PDP Party. Where have you been etcetera? Pres. OBJ claimed he spent $ 14.2 Billion on Power sector in his 8 years of mismanagement from 1999 to 2007 & still we are struggling to have light even for 1 hour in 24 hours in 2016!! His then Minister of Works & Housing claimed he spent # 365 Billion in constructing Federal Roads in 4 years & we were amazed & kept asking where the roads were constructed but non was shown at any time & after they rigged Pres. OBJ back to power for his 2nd term he gave that Minister a National Honour!! When are we going to sit down & say the truth to our selves collectively in this country? If we had allowed the PDP to rig their way back to Federal Government in 2015, all these corruption,Stealing & mismanagement of public funds won’t have been known to us all & it would have been business as usual until Nigeria collapse suddenly & we would have been worse than Somalia! God forbid, God Almighty really loves us & love our country Nigeria that is why HE made this change possible at the very brink of destruction & all we have to do is be patience with Pres. Buhari cos he has sincerity of purpose & he is the best thing that has happened to us in the past 17 Years of Democracy. God bless Nigeria, God bless PMB, God bless you! Thank you.

  4. U just to useless of saying d only tin nigeria want now is to change our Buhari see ur face ur Mama u write as if u nt educated coward fool


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