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Buhari; 4 media advisers, no adviser on economy, budget

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Buhari with Ahmad

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday [Thursday 18/02/16], appointed Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media.

Last week he appointed 24 year old Bashir Ahmad from Kano State, his Personal Assistant on New Media.

The appointments appear to be fall outs from several own goals including Buhari’s Shameful 2016 Budget! (N300 Million To Link Cable To Driver’s Toilet!)

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari now has 4 media advisers: 

Femi Adesina 

Garba Shehu 

Tolu Ogunlesi 

Bashir Ahmad 

Bashir Ahmad

But Buhari has so far appointed No Economic Adviser, No Adviser on Budget & Planning despite the approval from the National Assembly about 7 months ago to appoint 19 Aides.

Tolu OgunlesiCongratulations to Tolu Ogunlesi hose writings I find interesting and worth reading (and to his assistant who I don’t know) It appears Mr Lai Mohammed has run out of fresh ideas.

You see the problem of wrong definition of problems. PMB has accepted the misguided idea/definition he has a PR problem. So in addition to Femi Adesina and Shehu Garba, he now has 2 more assistants focused on ‘new media’!

PMB does NOT have a PR problem. He has a performance problem. And propaganda does NOT solve performance problems 

Someone please tell Buhari what my friend Joe Atueyi told me:

“it is not true that the government is beginning to lose the public relations war (and, consequently, the goodwill of the people)

APC is a party founded on propaganda, with the majority of Lagos Ibadan press onside in full battle mode and an army of paid-per-post and paid-per-curse online soldiers firing from all cylinders mostly pseudonymous. APC can never lose a public relations war!

What is happening is that Propaganda can only carry you thus far. Sooner or later it hits reality. And invariably propaganda gives. PMB and his ( non) government is losing the goodwill of the people because they had nothing to offer in the first place. No economic plan. No plan to defeat BH. And not even a strategy to fight corruption.

Leaving the economy aside since PMB did not make any promises with regards to our economy, let’s take his prime promises of ‘fighting corruption’ and Boko Haram

1. 9 months after taking power ( and 12 years after chasing it), NOBODY has gone to jail for corruption. All we hear is that our stolen monies have been returned. NOBODY , not even PMB himself , can tell you how much has been returned where the money is. There is NO LINE ITEM in the stolen/resubmitted budget dealing with recovered loot

2. More Nigerians have died from Boko Haram attacks in PMB’s 9 months than in GEJ’s 5 years.”

And now it appears the 4 [5 if you add Lai Mohammed] propagandists have now gone to work:

So Saraki & Dogara, who were in PDP were part of the deal? This is the contra factual narrative Ochonu warned about – The Oracle 

This is what happens when you have 4 media Advisers/Assistants and no Chief Economic Adviser. Propaganda goes up!!! – Ben Murray-Bruce

Some tell Mr President: It is NOT a PR failure. It is a leadership failure

By Ogbuefi Ndigbo 


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