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The solution is to restructure. If anyone is not considering restructuring to move us to a producing country, please don't waste people's time. The current system does not reward or incentivize innovation. Most of the states in Nigeria are not doing anything. They are not viable so that the conditions can be productive -their wealth is being shared with others who do nothing and do not want to exploit their human and natural resources.
This cannot be. In my opinion, we need to restructure Nigeria into six regions/development centers (in other of economic strength and innovation -SW, SS, SE, NW, NC, NE), and the areas that produce more will get most of their wealth back-revenues. That way, you are rewarding hard work and discouraging laziness. In the regions that don't have enough to stand, like NC and NE, the government should assist them by investing in these areas. They must look for what they can produce on an industrial scale).
Also, we must learn to think. Agriculture is good, but if we want to drag people from poverty, Technology/Manufacturing is the way forward. Take a look at the whole of west Africa; we are all into agriculture( let us leave subsistence farming for other African countries-let the place like NW-mechanize their agriculture); what we need is to focus on Tech and manufacturing (from cars, tractors, shoes, equipment, agro-processing)-we are the largest English speaking country in Africa.
We are located at the trigger of Africa on the map. However, our foreign policy is too docile; we follow the west and do not court others; if the west wants our support, then we will only trade it with substantial financial inputs. Else, we stay neutral and court others- This conflict is a gold mine; to play your cards to both the west and china/Russia axis.
This is what even the Saudis and Indians are doing, but our docile Buhari criticized Russia for what? His continued medical tourism to the UK? For us to crack Tech and manufacturing, part of the subsidy removal money should flow into our educational institutions & support our industries. Each tech/manufacturing facility should be tied to an institution of higher learning(they will be the problem solvers for the industry's operational problems)-This must be done on purpose.
We have a diaspora of unparalleled intelligence; our embassies should earn their money and invite them., maybe have them visit Nigeria and give us directions; once they see we are serious, they could pioneer new industries.
We need to professionalize/train and standardize our artisans; this should be part of the subsidy removal money. Our mechanics, police, builders, welders, and plumbers do things faster and with super quality (good soup na money cause am). We, then, have to protect our industries and people.
Dangote is building a refinery and importing foreigners, Indians, that should not be so; no matter how rich billionaires Indians are in their country, they cannot bring low-paid foreigners to work in their country; why are we allowing Dangote and others to do such? I can go on.
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