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Opinions of Sunday, 20 June 2021

Columnist: www.thisdaylive.com

A reawakening of Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

The man, perhaps, reawakened inside of President Muhammadu Buhari, soon after he granted an exclusive interview to the Arise News Television, penultimate week, raising different postulations about a man many had thought was unfit to put up such a good effort during any interview at all.

Immediately after the interview, which held in Abuja, the president was in Lagos to commission two major projects completed by the Transport Ministry: the Ebute Metta Train Station and the Deep Blue Project, a security initiative for the waterways. These, however, didn’t close the new engagements by the president.

Last week, the president visited the terrorism ravaged Borno State, an effort that attracted commendation with a tumultuous reception extended to the president by the people of the state, who obviously hadn’t seen him in some years.

Many would have thought that with the current state of the nation, a Buhari wouldn’t get such a generous reception anywhere in the country. But to the shock of a lot of people, he did. And this is to the credit of the Arise News interview, which not only shed light on many of the issues that were hitherto shrouded in suspicion but exposed a better interaction and communication of the president, as well as his body language and project delivery.

This is completely antithetical to the misinformation that had tarried in the public space. If only Buhari could sustain the tempo.