Knocks for Buhari, Abba Kyari for moving Aso Rock to London

Monday, November 4, 2019 11:25 pm | Daily News Headlines | 13 Comment(s)

Buhari, right, signs a new law, with Abba Kyari in London

News that President Muhammadu Buhari signed on Monday a law on the oil industry that will be of immense benefit to Nigeria, was overshadowed by the information that the signing was done in London, where Buhari is vacationing, in the presence of his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.

According to the President, “Today is an important day for all Nigerians – but particularly the young generation.

“Today I signed into law the amended Deep Offshore Act. Nigeria will now receive its fair, rightful and equitable share of income from our own natural resources for the first time since 2003.

“In that year oil prices began a steep increase to double – and at times – triple over the following decade.

“All this time Nigeria has failed to secure its equitable share of the proceeds of oil production, for all attempts to amend the law on the distribution of income have failed. That is, until today.

“Rapid reductions in the cost of exploration, extraction and maintenance of oil fields had occurred over these 25 years, at the same time as sales prices have risen.

“A combination of complicity by Nigerian politicians and feet-dragging by oil companies has, for more than a quarter-century, conspired to keep taxes to the barest minimum above $20 per barrel – even as now the price is some three times the value.

“Today this changes. For the first time under our amended law, 200 million Nigerians will start to receive a fair return on the surfeit of resources of our lands. Increased income will allow for new hospitals, schools, infrastructure and jobs.

“Today marks a new and beneficial relationship with our oil company partners: one that benefits all – starting with the Nigerian people.”

The import of the signing, in which the president was casually dressed and Abba Kyari was even suited, was lost as Nigerians questioned the appropriateness of the president’s action when there is a vice president in Nigeria.

Buhari left Nigeria for a 21-day trip without transmitting power to the Vice-President, with his spin doctors saying he could govern from anywhere, including when he is not officially working for the country.

Here are some comments by Nigerians:



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  • The president knows what is doing now is not Buhari all is about intimidating the VP hmmm Fela said it all only if you all know what what I meant by "Fela said it all " Anyway it's all matter of time

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    • Only god knows what the leaders expect if they doing keep illegal things and then expect positive behaviour from the citizens, then they are not been truthful to themselves and families

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  • The president can govern from anywhere, what matters is that the document has been signed, with what we saw with P&ID, it is important that the person whose administration it is signs such an important milestone.

    Had he handed it over to Osinbajo, people wold have said he Mr President never wanted to sign it. I am happy that it is now signed into law

    Buhari is by far the most patriotic president of Nigeria since independence

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    • Ambassador of foolishness. You are well presented as the new speaker of the parliament of baboons.

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    • Such an illegal behaviour by the president being commended by Nigerians and then expect the country to progress, keep dreaming

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    • Big fool...

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  • No point crying over spilled milk.
    Those who support this administration can complain but for those who had the hindsight knew the obvious and are not surprised at the happenings. Goodluck.

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  • Nigerians, please remember that the house that has now become Aso Rock Annexe in London was formerly property of the old Western Region of Nigeria and housed the Region's Agent-General's office in London, until 1966, when the (wrong) Army took over. We want to retriever that level of constitutional autonomy but the fraudulent preachers fake unity are saying, no. We'll sée who'll laugh last...

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  • THE WORLD IS WATCHING NIGERIA

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  • Government in exile, can sign any law: NEWS ooooo

    In 9ja all things are possible, VP, how far?

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    • He went to yahaya Bello's rally

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  • Buhari has finished Nigeria.

    This gross disrespect and disregard for the office of the vice president is disheartening to say the least.

    What a failed government. What a huge mistake. What a situation. I take a stroll. Nonsense.

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    • Fulanization indeed! What a mess. These Fulanis have no respect for the rule of law. They need to know that government business is not the same as cattle rearing. Who is in charge now - Buhari or A Kyari? Everyday for the thief, but one day for the owner. Buhari/A Kyari, your marriage will soon collapse. Your hold on the Nigeria nation will soon be shattered. Another trip to London for medical check-up? Shame on you! Can't fix your leaking roof. You just love the glamour of the office. There shall be a casting down soon, as the Lord lives!

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