‘TO whom much is given, much is expected”is a universal maxim. The Bible in the Gospel of Luke 12:48 affirmed it. By Section 130 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, which established the office of President, the first mandate given to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015
‘TO whom much is given, much is expected”is a universal maxim. The Bible in the Gospel of Luke 12:48 affirmed it. By Section 130 (1) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, which established the office of President, the first mandate given to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 expires on May 29, 2019. Since Section 135 (1); “Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, a person shall hold the office of President until – (a) when his successor in office takes the oath of that office”, forbids a vacuum, President Buhari having been declared the winner of the February 23- presidential poll will on May 29, once again take the oath of office for the next political dispensation lapsing in 2023.
Amidst his campaign, President Buhari launched the‘Next Level’ with litany of stunning packages, principally consolidation of his ground breaking policies for evaluation. From the policy directions, ‘Change’ is deductively, necessarily a strategic precursor to Next Level. Hence, by the umpire’s verdict, the deal isimpliedly sealed. All things being equal, the people should be showering Buhari with accolades at the end of his second term. Therefore, not only will improvements be perceptively made, they should manifestly, be felt by the masses. Above all, the nation’s supposed status as the ‘Giant of Africa’ must observably be actualised. And this time; not just by numerical strength but economic empowerment, developments and significant attainments. Categorically, Buhari’s manifesto unambiguously, expansively captioned economy, education, infrastructure, health and social investment programmes, hence, their facelifts in terms of service delivery- nonnegotiable. Essentially, the Executive Order 7 of 2019 recently signed for unparalleled strides in infrastructural developments should gather momentum after inauguration. Possibly, the merged ministries positioned under a minister during the economic recession may have to be unbundled, having prudently exited the economic crisis to enable more capable hands come on board. This will also reduce workloads on the minister sensing that the innovative policy will likely stimulate economic and government activities making it burdensome for a minister to effectively coordinate multiple ministries synchronously. By the strategic policy remarkably unveiled by Buhari’s administration, numerous projects foreseeingly,will simultaneously be in progress across the nation unlike the existing ‘slow-motion’ system.