Nige­ria, the co­me­dian of the uni­verse

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

Nige­ria is a coun­try filled with jok­ers (apolo­gies to the few gen­uine ones, there are gen­uine ones mak­ing positive im­pact) but the ma­jor­ity are jok­ers, just wait­ing for op­por­tu­nity to pounce on the national cake and there­after ruin the na­tion. Why we are jok­ers; One, for over 30 years we’ve been hear­ing that the Ajaokuta Steel Co., is 70% com­pleted, up till now it still re­mains so, this project should have got­ten to the fourth phase pro­duc­ing over 20 mil­lion tons of steel & pos­si­bly em­ploy­ing over 10,000 peo­ple; Two, coun­tries with pop­u­la­tion of 30 mil­lion or less are pro­duc­ing over 30,000mw of elec­tric­ity, but Nige­ria is still bat­tling with only 3,000mw, we don’t cur­rently have an elec­tric­ity mas­ter plan and no am­bi­tious dream like set­ting aside $20b for elec­tric­ity projects, which means we shall con­tinue to hover in darkness for a long time. The big ques­tion is that when are we go­ing to be se­ri­ous, no won­der Don­ald Trump said Africa should be re-colonised, when he said this, Nige­ria was on his mind.

David Atta, Abuja, 07033012122

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