The illusion of one big happy family

Firstly, apologies for not blogging in a while. Blame it on the dissertation which simply refuses to write itself. Borrowing a line from a famous power minister; better days are ahead. Back to the post now.

I have been reading a lot of articles on government policies and something strikes me as odd. There seems to be the idea that Nigerians, or particular states, are one big happy family with the government as some kind of CEO/management board whose job is to do as opposed to regulate. Statements like we are building 8 new rice mills, we are investing in x new power plants, we are starting a new airline seem to be everywhere. It seems the governments have not learned from their past failures. They are still trying to do as opposed to trying to regulate. A simply analogy is a referee throwing away his whistle and putting on a Manchester united Jersey. Why?


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