Osinbajo’s Fear Of Buhari, Cabal, Makes Him Powerless To Change Nigeria - Reuters




President Muhammadu Buhari and his loyalists have restrained the acting President, Yemi Osinbajo from performing as the window for the Nigeria’s stand-in president to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing.
President Buhari signaled over the past weekend that he is ready to return from receiving medical treatment in London as soon as his doctors allowed it.
More than three months after leaving Nigeria, it remains unclear when Buhari will return, despite his remarks about his desire to resume work.
But even from far-away London Buhari and his aides have restrained Osinbajo, a presidency source told Reuters . 

“He (Osinbajo) is so scared to offend President Buhari to the extent that he takes no major action without consent from him through phone,” said an official, asking not to be named.

Economist however said they don’t expect any deviation from the current economic policy stance even when President Muhammadu Buhari is back.
“One could hope that the return of the president goes hand in hand with an acceleration of reform implementation, but we doubt this will be the case,” an analyst said
Osinbajo has been running Nigeria since Buhari went to Britain on May 7 and also ran it between January and March, has made some changes.

  

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