Mr. Minister, leave the talk, walk the talk
Talk is cheap and nothing best exemplifies this than the continued verbal diarrhea of officials of the present regime.
Last week, the petit Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said but for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari last year, Nigeria’s economy would have collapsed completely and become a laughing stock among the comity of nations.
Ngige was addressing officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from the 326 wards in the three senatorial zones of Anambra State.
While it is in the realm of conjecture to say if the economy would have collapsed, what is most pressing is that the minister and his party should realize they have been given the mandate by Nigerians to better their lot.
It is now a cliché to hear how badly the PDP left the economy and what they did or failed to do. The most pressing demand today is that Nigerians are hungry and hungry are bound to be angry.
If anything, Ngige has not shown Nigerians the plan to change the status quo as the official in charge of labour and employment.
It is disconcerting that he would appeal to members of the party to be patient, assuring that the Buhari administration was making serious efforts to turn things around for the better.
Promissory notes are no guarantees of being cashed, so Ngige and co should demonstrate that things would be better soon by walking the talk and leave the talk.