every now and again that our economy is growing. In fact, the hitherto unknown Statistician-General of the federation gave a revelation that Nigeria has emerged as the number one economy in Africa and, invariably, the 26th in the world. We’ve been also told that Nigeria is the most desired African destination for foreign investors.
Our ears are dull of hearing all these economic mumbo-jumbo. They are ever expanding but, like the people of Oceania, most of us are unable to protest. If we do, our penance will be paid in “Room 101.” I’ll like to tell the Honourable Statistician General of the Federation that given the depth of our debilitating poverty, such news shouldn’t be given a fig. It was said some time ago that