Trillions of naira meant for Nigeria’s development went
unremitted by the various government agencies in charge of their remittance;
The Cable has learnt.
About 600 government agencies, including the Nigerian
Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Television Authority (NTA),
National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and
Control (NAFDAC), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) all
under-remitted revenues generated”-The Cable.
When some Nigerians talk about growing the economy of Nigeria, when they scream that President
Buhari knows nothing about growing the economy, when they quote uncountable books on micro and
macroeconomics, I laugh and laugh until tears start coming out of my eyes.
Now, why do I laugh? Yes, I laugh because we have not done what needs to be
done to grow the economy of Nigeria.
I laugh because we have not laid the real
foundation for the real economic growth.
We have been very busy for years
chasing shadows and
playing politics of the
stomach while the world is leaving us behind. Our leaders either by acts of
omission or commission have forgotten that you
cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
Every sensible person
knows that he cannot try to travel to America or UK without a Visa and an
International Passport. You
cannot grow your economy on nothing.
You must pay the price.
You must develop your infrastructure first, and every other thing shall be added unto you.
The above quotation from The Cable, an online publication powered Simon
Kolawole tells a big story of where the rains started
beating us since 1999.
Civil Servants and political appointees in 600 government agencies have
pocketed trillions that would have been used to develop our roads, our schools, hospitals, airports,
transportation, security, agriculture, manpower, power sector, tourism, and
petroleum sector in the past sixteen years.
If Nigeria had invested wisely in the past sixteen years,
Nigeria would have been a world destination today.
Today those who have stolen the nation dry and even stolen what they do
not need are the fools
telling us about the
economy and how one dollar now sells for N500 under Buhari.
The Alibabas and the forty thieves who brought the country to its knees through actions and deeds are the ones giving
us lectures on the economy.
They should now shut up and allow President Buhari
to begin to lay the
foundation for the growth of the real economy and not the voodoo economy and the fraudulent so called rebasing of Nigeria’s economy they claimed surpassed that of South Africa.
They are liars from
the pit of hell. Their
narratives were simply pathetic. They are simply economic saboteurs.
The pathetic fraudsters should ask why Dubai continues to commission new power stations as
their economy grows?
Why is Dubai building the biggest Airport in the world? Why is Dubai building the biggest and the best Hospital in the
world? Why is everybody going to Dubai today? What
is pushing families in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, America, etc. to troupe to
Dubai every other day? I Have seen their roads, airports, malls, schools, markets, housing estates,
architecture and tourism, just to mention but a few
Why is Indonesia paying China 5 billion U.S. dollars to build a 150 km high-speed rail project?
Why did Norway spend billions of dollars to bore
through a mountain just to create a 28 kilometer road
just to link another city? Why is Turkey spending billions of dollars to build an under sea highway to
connect to Russia? Why did the UK spend millions of pounds to build the first under sea highway in the
city of London few years back?
Have you been to
China recently to see how much they are investing in
infrastructure development to meet the demands of the
21st Century? Have you seen the transportation
system in Japan? What is the difference between
Nigeria and South Africa regarding infrastructure
development? Have you seen the decay in our airports, our roads, our hospitals, our schools, and
other critical institutions?
If Nigeria had invested heavily in the areas of
infrastructure development during the time of oil boom
things would have been different today. The dollars were frittered and stashed
away by Nigeria’s thieving elites and their cronies. Go
to Abuja, Europe, Canada, U.S. Dubai, South Africa, West Indies, etc. and see
where the miserable idiots took our money to.
These are the shenanigans who
tell naira/ dollar
relationship. These are the common criminals who
educate us about the
economy. These are the ‘experts’ who lecture us about the economy these
days. They should hide their faces in shame and allow
President Buhari to clear the Augean Stable they left
They should know that those that who created yesterday’s
pains will not be the ones to rebuild or
control tomorrow’s potentials.