5 things Buhari must tackle now

Chude Jideonwo is managing partner of Red Media Africa, which runs Africa’s largest portfolio of youth media brands. One of the brands, StateCraft Inc was official communication agency to the Buhari Presidential Campaign and spent the past six months working to get him elected. Below he details the five things that the president must do now that he’s in power. The opinions expressed are solely those of Chude Jideonwo’s.

(CNN)Disclosure is important: I have been part of a team that worked for the new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari — from building the cache of photos that defined his image to getting fliers across the country in all of our languages.

I have gone from grudgingly voting for him in 2011 (I made up my mind an hour before voting) to enthusiastically putting relationships and business on the line for what seemed like a quixotic quest.

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But long after Muhammadu Buhari is President of Nigeria’s Federal Republic, I will still be a citizen. And as a citizen, I know, that by this evening, the honeymoon will be over.

He knows this more than anyone else, and he certainly doesn’t need advice to do what he does best — work hard, and fast.

Still, these would be my suggestions for his top five priorities.

Set an example: