President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly requesting for emergency powers to allow him ’emergency’ decisions that will enable him make decisions that would improve Nigeria’s economy. However, Nigerians have a thing or two to say about the request.
See also; President Buhari Is Seeking Emergency Powers
Some users believe that what Nigeria needs is not emergency powers but a better system while some others think that it will make President Buhari more dictatorial.
Buhari wants emergency powers, yet restructuring is not necessary? What Nigeria needs is a better system, not a more powerful individual.
— AYO SOGUNRO (@ayosogunro) August 22, 2016
President Buhari seeks Emergency Powers to fix the economy? Why does this make me nervous? Emergency powers? Are Nigerians hearing this? — Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 22, 2016
President send budget to NASS, NASS assent to it based on what was contained, then President uses ’emergency powers’ to reallocate funds.
— Nubari Saatah (@Saatah) August 22, 2016
Under the guise of emergency powers on the economy, this admin will start seizing goods & selling them as essential commodity. Welcome WAI — CAPTAIN (@PaulUtho) August 22, 2016
In 15months You’ve run down Nigeria’s Economy and now U want #EmergencyPowers on Economy? ~To do what exactly? Kill us all faster?
— Mr Stanley Nwabia (@MrStanleyNwabia) August 22, 2016
President Buhari can’t be trusted with EMERGENCY POWERS. He should submit an economic stimulus plan not some dictatorial empowerment. — Nnamdi Anekwe-Chive (@nnamdianekwe) August 22, 2016
A president that is glaringly showing dictatorial tendencies with regulated powers wants to get “emergency powers”?? We will not allow it
— Akintomide (@Tomyboiz) August 22, 2016
Next is – Buhari seeks emergency powers to fight corruption & terrorism/insurgency…
He is testing the waters. Dude is an incurable tyrant
— Kingsley (@kingysly_01) August 22, 2016