Etcetera has appraises President Buhari’s 100 days in office.
Etcetera, a popular Nigerian singer, blogger and columnist, has scored President Buhari’s 100 days in office. Pascal Uche Ejikeme better known as Etcetera, has released an assessment of Buhari’s administration.
Etcetera claimed that Buhari is succeeding in bringing confidence back into governance. He claimed the seriousness of the president has positively affected public parastatals.
Buhari has brought back confidence in governance. Especially in tough times, the confident presence of a leader begets confidence in those that he or she leads. With his steady demeanour, optimistic outlook and command, Buhari embodies confidence. The number of incompetent heads of parastatals he has sacked so far reflects that sentiment. The percentage of Nigerians who think the country is on the right track is up. Grade: A1
In the area of pace of governance, Etcetera thinks Buhari is quite slow. He advised the Buhari to speed up the pace of governance.
When the pressure is high, leaders need perspective. They need swift action. Buhari is working on so many things all by himself that it’s sometimes hard to keep track of all of them. He has too much on his plate. He should get into perspective and allow others do the job where he can’t. It won’t be a surprise to discover that the president is in charge of his travel itinerary, meeting schedule and other range of issues on his plate. He runs the risk of edging toward a burn out. Well, some argue that the president is keeping a pace that works for him. Grade: F9
In the areas of communication and team-playing, he scored Buhari very low. He wants the president to be more open in his dealings.
Effective leadership communication is outcome oriented and audience specific. President Buhari is clearly not an articulate communicator and he doesn’t do enough to shape his message to the audience. Hearing Mr. President pronounce APC leaves you lost and wondering if you heard him correctly. Maybe his media aides should have used this as an excuse to exonerate him from the hundred things he promised to have achieved before his first 100 days in office that has now capped him as a liar. Buhari’s tone of voice usually stays within a fairly narrow range. He could do better here. Grade: F9
He also called on the government to look more into issues of security and the economy. Etcetera finally commended that anti-corruption battle of the administration. But he claimed that no serious achievement has been made yet.