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Charly Boy: A Letter to Buhari



Dear Mr. President sir,

When I learned that you will be returning yesterday, I was glad because it means you eventually listened to our cries and yearnings. You have returned at a time when our country needs you most to surmount the crucibles battering us as a people and a nation. Though for a very steep price, we never allowed our voices to go unheard and we are glad you ultimately listened to us.

You have returned at a time when our great country is battling a slew of disastrous storms. This is a difficult time in our national history where insightful and sagacious leadership is greatly required. Now that you are back stronger, I will like you to become the rescuer that our country terribly needs at this trying time.

As you may know, millions of students are currently at home doing nothing because their schooling was suddenly disrupted by the decision of their disgruntled lecturers to go on an indefinite strike. Some of these students are 3 months away from becoming a graduate. This is the time to rekindle their hope before they become a nonentity to themselves and the society. You must expediently attend to our ever-debilitating education sector, massively increase the budget for education and treat not only the ministers and permanent secretaries but also the lecturers and school heads aright. If the lecturers are well paid and paid as at when due, they will gleefully impart knowledge into our children who will become the leaders of this great nation tomorrow.

Ensuing from my research, no Nigerian university is currently among the top 20 universities in Africa. This is a shame for a country touted as the Giant of Africa.

We must raise the standard of our education sector tremendously. A country with a vibrant education is a country with a bright future. By investing massively in education, we indubitably bolster productivity in our economy and also transformational innovations that would avail our country. 

Further to this Mr. President, one of the most pernicious threats beleaguering us today is insecurity of lives and properties. We are constantly being battered and forced to the grim reaper by different monsters in different quarters of the nation. In the north, the Boko Haram sect, Fulani herdsmen, the October 1st Ultimatum and the IPOB agitation still depredating lives and properties. The people in other parts of the country are not safe either. Kidnappers are increasing by the day and hoodlums are flooding the streets every day. This is the time to deliver on the mandate the Nigerian people gave to you.

I believe that you will take every necessary step to quickly bring an end to these national threats just as you work assiduously towards exterminating the perennial economic hardship besetting the country.

I wish you long life and sound health Mr. President. Once again, you are welcome.

Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa aka Charly Boy is a seasoned broadcaster with over thirty years of media, socio-cultural and street experience accrued via ‘the Street University’. He has an outstanding academic background with a diploma from Harvard University, a degree in Suffolk University and a Masters from Emerson University. | Facebook @charlyboy | Instagram @areafada1


  1. tony

    August 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Nice one Charles Oputa!! I am one of your ardent supporters… Its a shame people chose to vilify you when all you are doing is fighting for the Masses. Charly boy is very very comfortable and can chose to ignore the ills of our government. Please keep doing what you do…
    God Speed!!

  2. nnenne

    August 21, 2017 at 1:50 am

    And if Mr. Buhari is too ill to return duty, it’s okay. We get it because we are human too. But the nation. cannot be at a stand still. If that be the case, he should resign honorably! The nation has to move on!
    If Osibanjo alone can do the job, then eliminate Buhari”s office and save the money for more important things like giving jobs to abut 10 graduates. Otherwise, find a productive replacement.
    That’s how you manage! Emotions dose not help or you run the place down.

    • nnenne

      August 21, 2017 at 1:57 am

      ** return to duty*
      **about 10. Graduates***

  3. Tayo

    August 21, 2017 at 5:14 am

    I really wonder, Can the Political Class ask themselves “If Nigeria were their Father’s company, would they run it like this? where – if the leader is incapacitated, the company will stop functioning? “. It is amazing to me that these people call themselves thinking adults, they seem to me like a whimpering, needy, children, who out of a need to stay relevant, have taken leave of common sense and moral rectitude because they want to be politically relevant. Can they for once, just try, try to do the right thing, for the sake of 190 million other lives please!!! and lay it out simply and clearly. Fact: Buhari is Sick, Aged and Frail. He needs to go and rest, we wish him well and hope he recovers fully to enjoy his time and family quietly and with love surrounding him. This sacrifice is worth making for the millions of people he presently presides over, Give the mantle and authority to VP-Oshibajo, because he is younger, healthier, Of sound mind, has demonstrated capacity and loyalty and more so, the constitution speaks to and supports it. Let him do his best. Nigeria will NOT Implode. People need Leadership, Nigeria needs direction, Square Peg, Square hole… that simple and clear…….. but of course, sadly….. “There was a country………Nigeria”.

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