“Weekly Photo Challenge:On The Way”

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Trailer load of metal scrap on the way from waist to wealth.

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“Industrialisation of Nigeria”

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Industrialisation is the foundation to successful economic impact that strenghten democtractic dispensation.  It is pertinent in our stride to self actualisation as a nation.

Let us not be deceived or try to deceive ourselves that there is other way out.i The only way out is to follow the path that leads to the promised land, and that is to industrialize.

To be able to feed ourselves, to cloth ourselves, and to put shelter upon our heads.
Around all these mentioned here lies massive industrialisation.

At this point in the life of our nation. We must desist from the usual general attitude of what comes to me but what comes to others first. When we learn to serves others well with sincerity, our personal need will be met.

Today is the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari as the new President of Federal Republic of Nigeria. From all indication, it’s an entrance into a new result oriented and glorius era. 

“The Other Side Of Goodluck”

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Deadlock at a filling station without fuel.

This is a great achievement of a great leader. The thing is, we have had the greatest fuel economy in the world befitting our nation as a leading oil producer. Kudos to GEJ led presidency. What a pity he could’t come back. Thank you our dear President. Never mind the yoruba adage which says a ‘liar is also a thief’

Don’t even mind those crying for asset declaration. What you declared six years ago is still valid today. Afterall nothing have CHANGED.

Image source: Information Nigeria

“The Garbage Men”

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That’s what the crops of outgoing politician are. There was a popular adage here in the olden days “when a stranger is about to leave, he pass excreta into a plate”.

For the fact that they are leaving, utility is non functional, refuse are not promptly cleared, fuel scarcity, backlog of civil servant’s salary unpaid, so much debt incurred, and they will still arogantly say they have kept their electoral promises.

Late maetro Fela Anikulapo Kuti says “for the country of the blind, one eyed man is the king”. We need to shine our eyes.

“How To Industrialise Nigeria”

Moving around Nigeria has opened my eyes to different sentiment and seriousness of leadership in various places I have lived. One undisputed fact is that unemployment is very high in Nigeria. How do we create job to keep our youth engaged?

Our education system make employee out of anyone that passes through it instead of breeding entrepreneur. National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has two to three batches of legion of corper coming into labour market. Greater number of which has no guarrantee of securing job.

Internet has created ample enterpreneurship opportunities but yet to be tapped into by the majority of our youth who thinks internet is just to socialize.

Gone are the days when we have technical schools. We hear of public and private partnership policy that only consider large scale industries many of which have closed down. The policy seem to have completely neglected the partnership with small scale concerns.

The small scale industries is the bedrock of industrialization in a developing economy like ours. The federal government need to get it right that small scale is the greater option of industrialising Nigeria. Small and Medium industries, SMI have capacity to create job in any economy.

Many nigerians doesn’t have patience of going through productive ventures. So they resolved to buying and selling. Nigeria enviroment is naturally difficult to making success out of productive ventures, everyone looks out for the quickest way to requip the return on investment. For several years now large scale industries have continue to close down. Examples are Dunlop Tyres, Michelin Tyres and pocket of textile industries in the far north.

When we talk about empowement, politiicisation and greed had made nonsense of the policy.  As it’s used to be! A young man or woman is enrolled as an apprentice for six month or a year, after which a machine or two, a small generator and some other small items like scissors etc are provided to the trainee graduate. But many times , in a short while, those things are sold out. The reasons for that are many, among, eagerness to make quick money, the knowledge is for service, not for manufacturing, half of the fund for such empowerment would have been embezelled.

What do we need to do?
Government should now focus on those who have put sustantial time to their vocation. Probably create a bureau or a center. Those who have put ten or more years in their vocation should be asked to bring what they have on the table.

After thorough examination, such people should be given adequate assistance in finance and marketing and to aid their gradual expansion from one level to the other.