First, I must apologize for my inability to present my usual Sunday Broadcast in the past 6 weeks or thereabout. It was due to exigency of health matters. Thank all of you for tolerating that vacuum and l can assure that we are back fully.
Tomorrow, August 30, 2021, is another Monday and a promising listening/participating time with Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, when Adu & The Guru shall take command of the Nigerian Airways, live, starting from 0930 hours, at those interesting moments when The Guru comes with his usual scientific diagnosis of topical issues.
There are many topical issues that we shall be confronting tomorrow and we owe you the duty of bringing some of these topical issues, as teasers, to your attention, as such will avail you the opportunity of acclimatizing yourselves with facts before tomorrow. And that is the only way we can confirm that all of us are stakeholders in this venture of having facts of events in Nigeria properly and scintillatingly analysed.
Let us wait for a moment to take a very brief but cogent look at one of these issues that looks so dear, and close enough, to the chest of our President – Muhammadu Buhari. We shall thereafter return back to evaluation of some of the teasers hereafter.
There seems to be no national issue; an issue challenging the intelligence of most Nigerians, and almost redirecting the Nigerian trajectory of narration than this cattle business, in the heart of the President. And he is doing everything within his powers to redefine this private business and reintroduce it into the confines of the national acceptability as Government business.
In pursuance of this agenda, President Buhari seems to have lost touch with what the Nigerian people that voted him to power as their president – first in 2015 and again, in 2019, mandate. It is for this reason that many, even across the Nigerian borders are questioning a few things about the style of governance President Buhari has chosen in prosecuting his self-saddled cattle pursuit and trying his best in presenting this business as a mandate of his presidency.
Others; compelled by the exigency of this development, are now interrogating the narration if Buhari was voted as Nigeria’s president or another country; going by the name of Fulani. You may not want to blame those aligning to this questionable thought because the navigational course our President has taken in prosecuting the mandate of governance is seriously becoming, both questionable and suspicious.
Let us look at it this way. How come that our president; who had been interpreted more for his “body language” in the past is fast dumping that “not too cherished idiosyncrasy of body language”, for direct confrontation against Constitutional norms? We can drive the explanation of this cow business nearer home for easy analysis.
In the beginning, President Buhari promoted the majestic kingdom of cattle elongation, through his then Minister for agriculture; Audu Ogbe, by introducing Cattle Colony. This failed. Then he went through what the Government called RUGA. And this also failed because the Nigerian People did not buy into it.
Then the Vice President – Professor Yemi Osinbajo, came with the idea of National Livestock Transformation Programme, which was more acceptable to most people across the country. And the only reason that the National Livestock Transformation Programme became acceptable to all is the fact that it carried features of the world’s best practices in animal husbandry, by building everything around Ranch and Ranching.
Even the Miyetti Allah; the umbrella body of the Fulani Nationality, accepted the introduction. Nigerians started rejoicing about the development. Ditto the whole civilized world. It is while we are celebrating this new and reasonable introduction that our President had another dream of elongating the suffering of the Nomadic Fulani lifestyle, by discarding the National Livestock Transformation Programme his Vice introduced. President Muhammadu Buhari suddenly discovered a lost 368 Grazing Reserves spreading across 25 States of the Federation.
And the President is now running riot with these 368 grazing reserves [are they routes?] that will obviously throw the whole country into timid world of life in the jungle. Where will this addiction of open grazing policy of President Buhari leave a civilized Nigeria?
My concern is that the President could not even read the handwriting on the wall that even his own State; Katsina State, had left him behind, going the way of Ranching. All the 17 States across the Southern Nigeria have chosen to ban open grazing and some other States in the North have chosen Ranching, with Kano taking the lead. Who is the President running with therefore?
Where will President Buhari and his narrow crony take Nigeria to with his discovery of 368 Grazing Reserves that he is yet to disclose in those 25 States of the Federation? Only tomorrow can tell.
Then, let us take look at another teaser for tomorrow discussion.
While Nigerian and the larger world are mourning the sorrowful state of our security, even as the compromise by terrorists [the government may want to call them unknown gunmen or bandits]’s invasion of the prestigious Nigerian Defense Academy in Kaduna, and killing three officers, has shown, the Presidential Adviser on Media; Femi Adesina, is saying it loud and clear that “Nigerians are ungrateful, launching attack to make Buhari look bad”. Nigerians are ingrate because they spoke against the invasion of the Nigerian Defense Acadamy by terrorists the government could not identify or arrest?
How would you want to interpret such statement from Femi Adesinal? Why don’t you hold your opinion so that we can do it together tomorrow?
There are more that we shall be looking at tomorrow, by the grace of God, in addition to the prestigious Historical Perspective and the ever cherished Knowledge Dropbox.
I shall be bringing to the studio tomorrow, direct and live, the Zonal Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Lagos Zone –Ahmad Ghali, to discuss some major operations of the Commission with us. It is going to be a time that all of us shall celebrate.
Join The Guru tomorrow at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM – your Golden Radio Station, unfailingly please. You can also visit The Guru’s website: www.godwintheguru.com and also his You Tube Channel: Godwin The Guru, for knowledgeable facts about Nigeria.
Godwin Etakibuebu [The Guru].