The President And The “Dot People” of Nigeria

The President And The “Dot People” of Nigeria

How would you fix a problem in your country? A president responded: “That IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.

“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and properties, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.

“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.” – Mr. Buhari, President of Nigeria in AriseTV interview

Note the phrase “a dot in a circle” and the most unfortunate, equating IPOB to the whole Igbo Nation. 

Mr. President, I am very disappointed with your view of Nigeria and Southeast Nigeria. As a General, I am very confident that you attended the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru where they taught you about the nation. 

You fought in the Biafra war. But one of the finest moments in Nigeria was when the cholera vaccine invented during the Biafra war by Prof Njoku Obi was later used by WHO to stop the Kano cholera outbreak in 1972. Two things happened there: Nigeria was uniting and the nation was moving on! Yet, you never allow this to just go!

You keep missing moments to bring the nation together. Associating lawbreakers with a tribe is unfortunate. You had an opportunity to say the “dot people” are everywhere in Nigeria, and those causing problems do not represent them. That the “dot people” are everywhere in Nigeria is a sign they actually believe in Nigeria.

Mr. President, open your mind to be a president for ALL NIGERIANS. Live your moment. Everyone is a victim in Nigeria but you can help ALL RISE.

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2 thoughts on “The President And The “Dot People” of Nigeria

  1. I thought i heard those lines alone and interpreted this exact way. Thank you prof for highlighting it clearly for your hige audience to read.

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  2. You are disappointed with Buhari? Not sure if that’s correct. If you had said, Mr President, I am disappointed with you for the 314 times! I would have understood. That’s average of one disappointment per week since May 29 2015. So for you to say you are disappointed sounded as if you don’t keep track of his many disappointing moments that have defined his presidency.

    Yes, he will send police and military to erase the ‘dot’. Using figurative or employing enthymeme is for intelligent or well educated people, and if you don’t fall within that category, any attempt to deploy it will always be a disaster.

    No wonder his handlers claim that he doesn’t talk much, because allowing him to talk could cause an inferno in the land, because his heart isn’t smooth. Part of the interview that I tried watching was both excruciating and pitiful, and that’s the president of Nigeria, our number one citizen…

    Send the boys in, let them wipe off the cockroaches, because they do not deserve audience from their supposed president. Coming from a man who converts certified terrorists into good citizens of Nigeria.

    Those who believe in him should continue believing, as for me, he never inspired, so nothing much to look forward to.

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