7 things that will change as Buhari takes over by Onyema Dike

7 things that will change as Buhari takes over by Onyema Dike

Buhari swept to power on a heady promise of change and one month to inauguration, the wind of change is blowing already and it is blowing so hard it has blown away Goodluck Jonathan’s hat. Lord have mercy! Sabinews.com brings you 7 things that are already changing or are set to change in the coming days.

  1. Bowler hats are out. Yes o. Rivista and other high end stockist of hats will need to re-strategize because as things stand, the fashion trend is changing. Even Goodluck Jonathan has caught the change bug and dropped his wide brimmed hats for the ‘hausa cap.” As Julius Caesar once said: “Odi kwa serious!”
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  1. South South attires are out. Yes indeed. Power dressing has a new style. Under the Jonathan administration, Nigerians ever eager to be sycophants did not just become members of the PDP, they began to dress like them. Suddenly, the fashion trend in Abuja changed as people began to favour the South South attire and top hat which used to be native to people from Rivers and Bayelsa state. It was a case of monkey see, monkey do. Now that the man from Otuoke is moving out of Aso Rock one shudders to contemplate the wardrobe overhaul currently taking place. Tailors are in for a good time. One quick question though; will Amaechi drop his South South outfits for a babaringa? Hmmm.
This was then
This Was Then
  1. Senegalese are back and so are brocade fabrics. Abubakar Atiku, in his hey days, as Vice President had a style all his own so much so that if you went to your tailor and said you wanted an Atiku he would know what you meant. Well, expect the long gowns Buhari and the likes of El Rufai like to wear to make a comeback and because Buhari is ascetic, expect brocade fabrics to make a comeback too because politicians wouldn’t want Buhari to think them extravagant. Tailors will make money but not so for fabric merchants.
  2. Twitter will become more popular among young people as soon as one or two twitteratis from twitter get an appointment. You know naija na. Once some twitter warrior gets favoured, everyone, including those who can spell and those who can’t spell will rush to open twitter accounts and start tweeting. It’s the new passport to good times. Meanwhile, after the 2011 elections Labaran Maku said Jonathan invented facebook. Expect some loquacious idiot to tell us how Buhari invented twitter. Remember you read it here first.
  3. Expect shorter speeches. Jonathan was not the most eloquent man so he did not have time to wax poetic. He said what he had to say in his Bayelasa accent and that was it. The man from Daura is less given to talking so speech writers, take note; keep it simple and refresh your memory about all you learnt in school regarding summary and comprehension. Nigerians should expect 5-minute-long-rise-to-pee-and-you-miss-it speeches.
  4. NNPC will be hot, very hot for some people. Buhari may not understand all the new-fangled social media tools like twitter and facebook and instagram but the man understands oil and gas so when he says ‘I will probe the missing $20bn’ he knows what he is saying. He was one time minister of petroleum and head of PTF. NNPC people, get ready o.
  5. Things will be lean and mean. All those jostling for position as Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants, Special Assistant to Senior Special Assistant etc, we are sorry to disappoint you. There will be no fat. Buhari intends to keep the size of government fat free, you know, like yogurt. So, those positioning themselves for something, don’t go asking for positions that are not vacant. Get a GPS now.

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Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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