So why and how are we different? You can’t tell me that we don’t have enough waste…or we don’t have enough offtakers seeking power. Does power have to be generated on a large regional scale? Can’t it be done by neighborhoods? I think if Nigeria can even guarantee 12 hours of constant electricity daily, a lot of changes will occur.
We wouldnt need incentives to start certain types of businesses locally. We wouldn’t need to import the huge amounts of diesel and generators we do. We won’t be chasing ghost projects like pencil factories. When last did you use a pencil? If you are not in grade school a pencil is not top of your list. A lot of educators in the west start the kids on technology early. My almost 7 year old nephew sends his lists by email.
I continue to believe that several elites benefit tremendously from Nigeria’s dysfunction. It’s really sad.
My next question – Northerners have ruled Nigeria for the better part of history. Why are is the North still the poorest region of the country despite having so many billionaires/ trillionaires? This is an innocent question….
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