By Bunmi Awoyemi
Some people are shouting continuity and am wondering if GEJ has achieved anything positive that makes him deserve another 4 years. Is the stock market better off today than it was 5 years ago? Is the exchange rate of the naira to the dollar better today than it was 5 years ago? Are interest rates offered by the banks in the money market today better than they were 5 years ago? Do we have a more robust excess crude account today than we had 5 years ago? Do we have a more robust foreign reserve than we had 5 years ago? Is the rate of unemployment today not worse than it was 5 years ago? Is the rate of insecurity and insurgency better than it was 5 years ago? Is the health care system better today than it was 4 years ago? Does the government of GEJ have better industrial relations today than previous governments before it? Has there been an improvement in the rate of students who pass WAEC and NECO today than it was 5 years ago? Do we have a more qualitative public tertiary educational system in Nigeria today compared to 5 years ago? I am not talking about a quantitative improvement in public tertiary education. I am taking about improvement in the quality of tertiary education. The list of things to consider is endless. So, is GEJ saying that we should let him repeat the class because he failed woefully by scoring Fs in all areas of the economy? What is this gospel of continuity all about? By Bunmi Awoyemi.