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As Nigeria’s President, President Muhammadu Buhari Takes A Bow, Nigerians Count Their Losses

In a momentous occasion for Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari will officially step down from the presidency today, marking the end of his eight-year reign. As the nation bids farewell to its leader, many Nigerians are left contemplating the losses they have endured during his tenure. The economic downturn and the alarming rise in violence perpetrated by bandits and terrorist groups have left the nation in a state of profound despair.

Over the past eight years, Nigeria’s economy has spiralled downward, leaving the nation grappling with increased poverty rates and dwindling opportunities. In fact, as of the third quarter, the economy has spiralled downward, leaving the nation grappling with increased poverty rates and dwindling opportunities.

In fact, as of the third quarter of 2022, Nigeria’s public debt stock stood at N44.06 trillion ($101.91 billion) in the third quarter of 2022, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. This is apart from the recent $800 million loan from the World Bank, the N22.3 trillion Ways and Means loan from the Central Bank of Nigeria, the $556.7 million, £98.5 million, and N226.2 billion judgment debt, and the refund of N22 billion to two ruling party states, all of which were requested by the outgoing president.

Despite the country’s vast natural resources and potential for growth, the Buhari administration struggled to implement effective economic policies and combat corruption effectively. As a result, the majority of Nigerians faced significant challenges, with unemployment rates soaring and the cost of living becoming increasingly unbearable.

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The economic misfortunes were further exacerbated by the persistent threat of violence from bandits and terrorist groups such as Boko Haram. Tragically, the number of lives lost to these attacks has reached staggering proportions during Buhari’s tenure.

As the country turns a page in its history, it is crucial to reflect on the losses suffered during President Buhari’s tenure, particularly the toll of Nigeria’s economic downturn and the devastating loss of lives at the hands of bandits and terrorist groups.

Unfortunately, Nigerians are not expecting any different narrative from the fraudulently announced winner of the 2023 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who takes the baton from Muhammed Buhari.

As the country turns a page in its history, it is crucial to reflect on the losses suffered during President Buhari’s tenure, particularly the toll of Nigeria’s economic downturn and the devastating loss of lives at the hands of bandits and terrorist groups.

Unfortunately, Nigerians are not expecting any different narrative from the fraudulently announced winner of the 2023 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who takes the baton from Muhammed Buhari.

Boko Haram, the notorious Islamist extremist group, continued to wreak havoc across the country, carrying out brazen attacks on villages, schools, and security forces. The abductions of schoolchildren became a recurring nightmare, with the infamous Chibok and Dapchi kidnappings serving as grim reminders of the government’s inability to protect its citizens. The relentless onslaught of violence and the government’s failure to stem the tide have fueled deep-seated resentment and frustration among Nigerians.

In addition to Boko Haram, the rise of banditry in various regions has also contributed to Nigeria’s growing insecurity crisis. These criminal gangs have conducted kidnappings, armed robberies, and attacks on rural communities, causing widespread displacement and fear. The inability of the government to address this alarming rise in violence has left many Nigerians questioning the effectiveness of their leaders’ strategies and commitment to their safety.

As President Buhari concludes his presidency, Nigerians are left with a sense of disillusionment and deep concern for the future. The incoming administration faces the arduous task of reversing the economic decline and restoring the nation’s security apparatus to protect its citizens effectively. The challenges ahead are daunting, but many Nigerians remain hopeful for a brighter future that includes sustainable economic growth, peace, and prosperity for all. Some Nigerians have continued to react. Mr. Genesis Tweeted

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As the country turns a page in its history, it is crucial to reflect on the losses suffered during President Buhari’s tenure, particularly the toll of Nigeria’s economic downturn and the devastating loss of lives at the hands of bandits and terrorist groups.

Unfortunately, Nigerians are not expecting any different narrative from the fraudulently announced winner of the 2023 presidential election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who takes the baton from Muhammed Buhari.