Reinstate Suspended President and others within 21 days or........-Concerned ASCSN members to its Leadership
Concerned members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria(ASCSN) have threatened to picket the association's national secretariat if its suspended President and other sacked workers are not reinstated within 21 days.
This threat was handed down by the spokesman of the concerned members, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.
''We give the union and its secretariat a twenty-one-day ultimatum to settle all disputes surrounding the suspension of the President, Comrade Bola Audu as endorsed by the congress and reinstate him, and also reinstate the recently sacked union staff and halt further termination of employment in the union secretariat; else the congress shall be compelled to picket the national secretariat of ASCSN in Lagos and Abuja.''
''We also call on all members of ASCSN to stand up for the truth, September 29, 2021, the Secretary-General MUST GO or we should get ready to compel him to vacate through protest on or before September 29.' 2021. The Congress appeals to the Secretary-General not to plunge the union into further crisis before he retires.''
''Comrades, the expectation of members was that our union should stand by her President to the end until he was proven guilty by a competent court. The reverse is the case as the central working committee has been sponsored to discuss and approve his suspension while he was wrongly detained for fourteen days by NAPTIP. The President was never visited in detention by any ASCSN official neither did they make moves to ensure his welfare in detention nor allowed him a fair hearing before he was horribly suspended while still in detention. What the Secretary-General cannot forget is that the immediate past ASCSN President had a similar case but was never betrayed by ASCSN.
'' Comrades, as real owners of the union, we must ask why is the Secretary-General sacking workers to the extent that he will sack close to twenty staff in a month while he himself is seeking to work for more years after retirement? Why is Lawal refusing to retire from ASCSN? And why is he so desperate to continue to perpetuate himself in ASCSN?
Why has he turned himself to the BOSS and manipulating us all? The SG is a paid secretary of the union and why has he hijacked the union?'' Comrade Emelieze concluded.
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Impunity in cities, towns, and villages across Nigeria revolves around the fact that that responsible for law enforcement has been heavily compromised.
Perhaps, this is the price to be paid to achieve self-centered goals with the coercive powers of Those-in-Charge in a depressed economy.
The obsessive lure of power seems too attractive for those involved to be committed to democracy. An unspecified number of citizens are now used as proxies.
The Nigerian society is now that of guns, terrorism, kidnappings, killings(for ritual purposes inclusive), contempt for the rule of law, and other violent crimes.
The reactionary approach to law enforcement and insecurity has resulted in the massive traumatization of the psyche of Nigerians; considering the increasing rate of abductions and killings in the land.
In saner climes, the structure of the national security system was fumigated, overhauled, and remodeled. This singular action ensured the exit of those lacking in integrity and credibility.
Sadly, today, state actors are not working towards leaving behind enduring legacies, instead, their energy dissipation points to monetary inducement for erstwhile credible commentators in a desperate bid to cover up the rot in the midst of non-performance.
Nigeria presently operates a multi-party political system, but n emerging desire is for a single party to thrive in the country's political firmament, while arm twisting, blackmail, and intimidation are the applications for membership drive.
Mao of China attained his goals through despotic means.
He did not, however, terrorize citizens, but rather ensured that the downtrodden were lifted up in every sphere of human life.
During Mao's reign, thousands of Chinese died of starvation and inhuman labor. And he justified this cruelty to humanity as the price that had to be paid for the re-education of the Chinese. The re-education also included the extermination of the heroes of the civil war and the old party chieftains.
In Nigeria, state actors breach the constitution to achieve desired goals, even though the desired goals are not in tandem with the expectation of Nigerians.
For the country not to follow the tragic history of old Yugoslavia, justice, equity, tolerance, and the rule of law must be its foundation.
Sadly, lesser figures at all levels of government have emerged today, who now take advantage of the history that was created before now. This has resulted in the massive misappropriation of limited funds and maladministration in a number of states and the center.
Millions of Nigerians are complaining of hunger and poverty which has taken root nationwide.
The insecurity in the land has disabled the proactiveness of farmers in different parts of the country, while political office holders have been overwhelmed by their pecuniary and self-centered interests. State actors insist that about 6 million farmers have benefited from the agricultural subsidy of the government, but the prohibitive cost of food items punctures this claim.
For a considerable period of time now, the import of agricultural products has far outweighed exports, confirming the insinuation that state actors are insincere and economical with the true situation of things in the agricultural sector.
State Actors have decided to fund the cattle ranching project in Katsina state with 6.25 Billion Naira while simultaneously promoting discord and disunity in several other states through their insistence on the open grazing initiative. It is deliberate.
However, the time is too short to implement and see to fruition all the contents of the script which includes 3 percent for oil-producing areas and 30 percent for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) to explore crude oil in the non-oil producing areas.
The desperation revolves around the realization that POWER is transient, nothing lasts forever and that Trust and accountability are no longer some of the key objectives of state actors.
The decision of the National Assembly to jettison the probe on loans obtained by the Federal Government and the approval for the collection of more loans confirms the suspicion that the Executive and Legislature have a grand plan to sell off Nigeria.
This assertion was made by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), who is also a former chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Andrew Eemlieze.
''The decision of the lawmakers not to go on with the probe of the loans collected by the Federal Government from China and the approval of more loans by both chambers of the National Assembly has confirmed the suspicion of Nigerians that the Executive and the legislature have started implementing their desperate plans to sell off Nigeria. This is very unfortunate and ridiculous. Nigerians should prevail on the government not to collect additional loans and to ensure that the loans collected so far are repaid before the tenure of the present administration lapses,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.
The percentage payment of salaries to workers by the Ondo State Government shall have a bandwagon effect if it continues.
This assertion was made by an Ex-Officio of the Oyo State Council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), who is also a former chairman of the union in the state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze. Transfer Money with Wise
''The situation in Ondo state is very dangerous and it could have a bandwagon effect if allowed to fester. Workers are now left to the mercy of the Government suggesting that labor unions are asleep or no longer exist'', Comrade Emelieze stated.
Peaceful change and superior honesty of the advantages of democracy.
However, the alteration of the truth brings about disillusionment among the people and the continuous worrisome blood shed of human lives is reflecting negatively on governance.
All Governments from time immemorial have been characterized by the twin evils of corruption m and embezzlement of public funds.
Aspirants to dictatorships believe that the above mentioned are the major features of political life.
In dictatorships, an invariable and inevitable practice, is for the party in power to give jobs to party members, supporters abs hangers on, in return for their loyalty. This is corruption.
Indeed, the court cases in the Judiciary are dispensed of by the wishes of the government and not by evidences.
In addition, laws are hurriedly enacted for the preservation of the rot in the system.
In dictatorships, the ruling party takes the position of the state, and ensures that the profession of a particular set of political opinions becomes the first qualification for those in the Civil and Public Service, rather than competence and honesty.
However, although Governments are liable , there are f weapons fight it in a democracy which are suppressed in dictatorships form is labelled Glieshaltung, unifying the state. This form of corruption is not removed by dictatorships, but remodeled.
Democratic governments, unlike dictatorships, have a moral claim on the allegiance of the people, but today in Nigeria, the impoverishment of the people is the foundation for the condemn able actions and inaction of the government.
Indeed, lawlessness, crime, all forms of criminality and evil are sign posts of daily life across the country.
A group of people gathered in one place for a common purpose could be regarded as an assembly for a common purpose which is in tandem with the Fundamental Human Rights of the People as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights document of the United Nations.
This is why the Government and the communities affected should be wary and take the necessary steps to stem the ugly tide.
Every individual, therefore, ought to assemble freely and associate with other persons for the protection of his or her own interests, without molestation, but provided it is lawfully channeled and peacefully presented.
Be an active citizen and perform your civic responsibilities to promote peace, enhance progress and realize development.
Man’s creation in the image of God will only be meaningful not through physical form of morphology, but through the exhibition of characteristics that dwells on the right use of sensory and others part of the parts of other parts of man’s body based on such core values tested and trusted to conform with a positive mindset which can stand the test of divine demands such as good citizenship, corporate and professional ethics, credible leadership and good governance.
It is based on the above mentioned that the right to freedom of expression should be safely guaranteed as it must be devoid of hate speech, drums of vengeance etc.
Any nation that does not heed advice from experts in various fields may be doomed to fail.
It is imperative to guide mankind through informal education at the home front and formal education curriculum spreading across primary, secondary and tertiary levels, to the freedom of expression which an individual ought to be entitled to with a positive mindset base and objective opinions and ideas as valuable information without interference.
The year 2022 shall witness and people shall experience the following drawbacks which must be prayed against and worked on to save the Nation from harsh effects of:
→ Ravaged economy
→ Tides against education
+ Challenges of religious sanctity collapse and structural disintegration + Security beef up need along some porous borders + Sports wavy performance and deeming image for Nigeria stars
On accidents or disaster:
Aviation would face some challenges — Rife in road accidents and bridge collapse
- Needs to pray against fire disaster in the Oil industry
→ Covid 19 new wave dimension shall be on for some months but cleansing solution shall be
effective towards the end of Year for normal life situation of sanitized environment to be restored and sustained.
MONTH BY MONTH
→ Pray against policy fiery on the economy
→ Pray against a sudden collapse of one of the political parties
→ Collapse in the education sector shall create jittery experience
→ Religion dandruff shall peel off
→ Porosity in security network shall aggravate fear
→ Sports management porosity shall be experienced
+ On accidents/disasters:
- Pray against accidents in the Aviation sector
- Be rightly guided against avoidable road accidents + Covid-10 Omicron variant shall be actively on in this month.
Efforts to revive economy shall be rife + Political saboteurs shall run into trouble + Revival efforts for education shall be on
+ Fraud in some houses of God shall be exposed + Month of security consciousness
+ Efforts to revive sports shall be on in this month + Need to avoid careless driving to avoid accidents must be sensitized
→ Pray against pirate operations on the waterways
+ Need to be safety conscious at home and work place to avoid fire disaster
→ More effective vaccine may be developed against Covid 19 Omicron variant.
- Economy revival process shall be rise — An Oba in political involvement shall attract mob action
+ Education shall be visited for a boost
+ Festival season shall face-lift religion
→ Security network shall catch on a big time hoodlum + Sports on trial test in this month
+ Pray against waterways accidents and work on how best to avoid building collapse under construction.
+ The search for effective remedy to prevent epidemic spread or outbreak of another disease shall take place.
Relief for people through economic boost shall be experienced
+ Dividend from political activities shall be on + Education shall receive a boost
→ Disappointment in religion shall be experienced even by adherents
→ Prowess in security networking activities shall be recorded
Revival efforts for sports shall be rife + Pray and work to avoid fire disaster in road accidents due to over speeding → Pray against bush fire that may affect Agricultural boost → Hope for solution seems to be in sight on Covid 19 Omicron variant
→ The Nation shall realize boost in the economy
→ Pray against a sudden death of a political juggernaut in our political circle
→ Revival efforts on Education shall be rife
+ Only few adherents shall triumph in the religion sector
+ On security network, there shall be active search for hoodlum → Sports revival dividend shall be realized in this month → We need to pray and work against accidents in the Aviation sector and Oil splash
through road accidents at least, a Petrol Tanker
Timely intervention shall be needed to avoid fire disaster
Solution/effective remedy is already on with search for sustained state of disease control
and clean environment.
Favorable month for economic impact on the people
+ Politicians must work against dirty and shameful clashes
+ Sanitation in Education shall be needed in this month
→ Some religious leaders with dubious character shall be net into the trouble of the law
enforcement agents + This is favorable month for Sports preparation + Security alert in this surveillance period shall be on + There shall be repair and renovation need in the Aviation sector while people must be
security conscious on the road. → People panic for safety and solution (Covid 19 Omicron variant) seems to be in sight
through sensitization on hygiene protocol observation as a way of healthy living.
→ Loss of goodwill in politics due to power wrestle without control → Remnants due to paucity of funds and management in the Education sector shall be
→ Diabolical activities in the Religious sector shall attract attention of the people for
→ Pray against loss of grip by the Security outfit on the hoodlum that may throw people
→ Renovation need of structures in the Sports sector shall be necessary
→ There shall be focus on the safety and security need in the Aviation sector + Pray against fire disaster + Cleansing period seems to be over with heightened hope for sustainable clean environment.
+ Favorable month of planting season for farmers to boost the economy → Political fisticuffs that may lead to the death of a political big wig must be worked on to
be avoided → Innovation in the Education sector shall be experienced → Pray against deeming image of Nigeria sports sprinters → Pray against road accidents that may be caused due to carelessness and loosened
packaging → Pray against fire disaster in the house or workplaces → Effective cleansing brings hope on the allayed fear of Covid 19 Omicron variant upsurge.
→ Favorable month for economic boost + Avoid political imbroglio which may lead to party collapse and loss of lives → Favorable month for cabinet reshuffle in the Education sector → Fraudulent act in Religious sector need to be checked + Successful venture in the security work on some hoodlum → Rising hope on Nigerian sports → There shall be repair and renovation work in the Aviation sector → Relief from effective epidemic cleansing to be felt by all.
→ Economy buoyancy without impact on the people shall be experienced → Some politicians shall fall by the way side + Revival efforts on Education shall be on → Revival efforts for the lost glory of the sacredness of religion shall be rife + There shall be boost on security outfit. New stars in Sports shall emerge (talent
discovery dividend) → Pray against Petrol Tanker Fire Disaster → Relief from Covid 19 fear dawns on people and felt by all.
“ There shall be wastage of the Economy through the usual fraud by conduit pipe
syndrome or pipeline’ leakages > Power wrestling in politics shall be rife
Education Reform shall be feasible and visible — Avoid the ploy of Satan in the Religious sector not to get into trouble + Avoid security network passivity and decay, not to go into sabotage
Avoid aircraft accident by ensuring all safety protocols are followed + Avoid road congestion by ensuring vehicle road worthiness + Avoid overloading on the waterways to avoid accidents + Avoid gas explosion by ensuring safety regulatory measures
Total relief on Covid 19 Omicron variant shall be achieved but hygiene protocol must be observed after achieved cleansing.
→ Government must regulate spending and fund generation to avoid shambled economy → Backsliding in politics may lead to unstable politicking + Dividend of Education Reform shall begin to yield fruit → Pray that a big time name in Religion does not die → Month of good outing for security networks + Favorable month for sports activities with accompanying freedoms → There shall be repair need on the Aircraft in the Aviation sector to avoid accident → Road repair and maintenance including drainage essence are necessary sites for ease of
transportation in this month → Avoid waterway accident due to bridge/culvert collapse → Be safety conscious to avoid fire disaster → New lease of life for people with sustained observation of necessary and normal hygiene protocol.
Divine revelations are predictive for proactive measures in Management and Administration. Therefore, rebranding for proper socialization, correct cultural and ethical value, orientation for promotion of integrity and discipline for all, must be put in place, to allow divine intervention in revamping our economy to promote healthy and stable polity, as well as principle of equity. Good governance is a function of Godly leadership (Q38 vs. 26) and bad governance is a dividend of bad leadership (Daniel 5 vs. 25–28). Therefore, the essence of this revelation is for the political class to imbibe the culture of tolerance and focus on the issue of welfare importance. The religious sector must therefore imbibe the culture of religious harmony to promote peace and be more dedicated to the cause of discipline, love and culture of patriotism to move the Nation forward.
With these, we may avoid stalemate to save our Democracy.
A good government ought to be able to muster enough strength to enforce obedience, in addition to carrying out the duties of governance efficiently.
Justice, perhaps, will flourish when the people who are expected to obey the laws express their opinions on these laws.
A rule of good government, revolves around the fact that aside from the State, nobody else should be equipped to secure obedience and conformity.
In 1934, Austria was plunged into civil war, partly by the failure of its government to prevent political parties from recruiting armies.
Political partiers are already recruting non-state actors.
The prosperity of this country is under the overbearing influence of its natural resources, the politics of its neighbors and the conduct of those in government.
Take note that the goodness of a Government depends on its fitness to solve the myriad of problems confronting it.
Sadly, those in Government have set their personal advantage against and above that of the people, shown undeserved favor to particular groups and refused to permit the people to express their desires.
The foregoing goes against the principles of good government.
In Olorunsogo, Molete, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria, on Saturday, December 25, Kindergartens below 10 years old, who have been well tutored by their parents, led by one Joshua, a child of disabled white garment church owner(No. 1 Kehinde Aderibigbe street unpainted building by the junction, led his gang members to throw stones at an elderly occupant of 3, Kehinde Aderibigbe street, injuring him, after which they threw fireworks(banger) into his apartment, with the overt support of residents of the community.
Criminals are trained by their parents
The Founder, Spiritual Head and Grand Imam of Shafaudeen-in-Islam Worldwide, Prof. Sabitu Olagoke has declared that the changes in the fortunes of Nigeria revolves around the change in the mindset of its leaders.
Prof. Olagoke made this declaration recently, at the 7th Valedictory service of the Shafaudeen Comprehensive College, Wakajaiye, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.
‘’We want changes for Nigeria and in the lives of our leaders, so that the future will favor us and our youth. We must not shoot ourselves in the foot’,, he stated.
In her remarks, the Proprietress of the college, Alhaja Simiat Olagoke urge parents to constantly pray for their children adding, ‘’show them the right way, so that you and your children shall live in peace.’’
The development of infrastructure in Nigeria has over the years been unsuccessful due to the fact that the country is not an infrastructure-conscious space.
In infrastructure development, the quality of the people is crucial,-initiative, prudence, ingenuity and foresight, all combined to guarantee a nation’s development.
Indiscriminate taxation would definitely have negative effects on the psyche of the people and certainly not an incentive for higher productivity.
A close and critical observation of the Nigerian economy exposes the inexperience, ignorance, mediocrity and docility of Those-in-Charge.
The trial and error policies of government has only worsened the coma state of the economy, regardless of the injury time shuttles abroad by government officials to attract foreign investments.
The Nigerian economy today, is a patient well over due for surgery.
Foreign loans obtained for capital expenditure by Governments could be applied for domestic economic development.
However, this must be in tandem with a well-drawn-out program of action.
Foreign loans primarily serve the needs of the creditor economy and systematically neglect the domestic economy of the debtor country.
It is instructive to note that Japan obtained loans between 195 to 1914, externally, and was at liberty to use the funds in accordance with the dominant ideas of national economic development.
Interestingly, these foreign loans were a relatively minor and not a major source of capital for the Japanese economy as a whole.
During this period, Japan was able to direct between 12 percent and 17 percent of its national income into capital formation.
From the 1920s Japan began to receive some form of direct investments from abroad, while the government borrowing from abroad visibly ceased.
The same sequence applies to a number of other countries that have attained a substantial degree of development.
Indeed, foreign loans could be a suitable method of laying the foundation of a country's economic development in the form of public services and social overhead capital.
In the same vein, it is almost possible to substitute foreign funds for domestic saving to the extent that the country's consumption is increased and little or no addition is made to the rate of accumulation.
In Nigeria today, the absence of motorable roads, functional waterworks, and regular electricity supply across the states have all combined to hinder direct foreign investments. Political impediments coupled with induced security situations have given prominence to real estate, land grabbing, indiscriminate taxation, the importation of fairly used vehicles, and hard drugs as preferable choices for economic development.
A moderate standard of learning must include the ability of a child to be able to spell ordinary words, correctly to write legibly and intelligently, to make out or check a common bill, to have sufficient geographical knowledge to know the position of the countries of the world and above all to be sufficiently acquainted with the Scriptures.
In every part of Nigeria today, most children leave school without attaining these standards.
The present system of education at all levels of government is not only bad for the children but also for the teachers. The teaching profession has been debased by the government and the devices of the teachers.
Parents have a major duty to their children, but most parents habitually neglect this major duty.
Untrained teachers and bad methods of teaching, projects by contractors that were not inspected with adequate motive, un-revised or ill-revised policies and the complete absence of all organizations of schools in relation to one another constitute an unspecified number of evils of public and private schools in Nigeria.
The allocations in the budgets of the Federal and State Government over the years to the education sector has had little or no impact on the sector.
In this dispensation of insecurity and violent crimes in Nigeria, the urgent need for undiluted news and commentaries for the people cannot be overemphasized.
However, the focus of most of the outlets owned by non-professionals revolves around pecuniary,political and self-driven interests.
This has resulted in the dissemination of outright falsehood,half-truths and sponsored propaganda.
Sadly,a sizable number of professionals have made patronage their guiding lights,even as mediocrity and quackery have now taken over the media space.
In Victorian Britain,The Morning Post came into being in 1772 while the Times in 1785,during the period the government launched a campaign of restriction on the Press which resulted in the emergence of six notorious Acts in 1819.
William Cobbett published the Political Register and later on Two Penny Trash which infringed the provisions of the publications Act of 1819.
Wooller published The Black Dwarf,a miner’s newspaper in 1817. John Gast owned The Gorgon, the First Trade Union newspaper in 1818, while Richard Carlile was responsible for The Republican.
Carlile had several brushes with the government.
There was also Hetherington, who published Poor Man’s Guardian on July 9, 1831. The Guardian also had a prolonged brush with government.
Of worry is the fact that those who lack knowledge are daily on the increase in Nigeria,while the government has been relentless in the application of covert and overt methods in suppressing the flow of knowledge and information to the curious population.
The Poor Report published in 1834 outlined the degradation and inefficiency of the Speenham system that had flourished across England for almost 40 years.
The system encouraged demoralization, rude behavior, laziness, thriftlessness, and immorality of the poor.
The lack of centralization, dependence on the parish initiative, and the absence of a responsive and responsible authority weakened the system.
The resultant administrative anarchy gave rise to the emergence of several petty interests trailed by corruption. Poor relief was a disservice to the poor, a drain on the rich, and a threat to the government.
The Poor Law Amendment Act of August 14, 1834, made no difference but established administrative machinery, giving prominence to three remote impersonal Commissioners in London. Their activities resulted in despondency, disillusionment, and anger among the majority poor.
In present-day Nigeria, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management claims that the Federal Government spends$ 1 billion on the poor annually.
This claim is not only questionable but ridiculous considering the hungry and poverty-stricken looks of millions of sickly, infirm, orphaned, able-bodied, and disabled Nigerians. These Nigerians who are everywhere in the Nigerian space, now believe that the government is not only deceitful but insincere.
Mankind is yet to appreciate that God the almighty is the God of varieties and diversities.
We, must, therefore, realize that the religious goal is to reform, and strengthen us into unity, while the differences in ethnicity, tribes, and dialects are for the purpose of identification only and never to stigmatize and discriminate among one another.
The Holy Quran 45: 8-9 refers, '' He hears the Signs of Allah rehashed to him, ye is obstinate and lofty as if he had not heard them: then announce to him a chastisement Grievous! And when he learns something of Our Signs, he takes them in jest: for such there would be a humiliating chastisement.''
The Holy Bible, Romans 14: 1-4 states, ''
1 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.
2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.
4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.''
To keep the peace we must display a high level of tolerance and rich knowledge about the faith of other people, to avoid condemning others blindly.The Holy Quran 16: 125 refers, '' Invite all to the Way of the Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best, who have strayed from His path and how to receive guidance.''
Let us tolerate one another and jointly work for enduring peace.
Woolen manufacture was England’s most prominent industry in 1750,while crude oil has been Nigeria’s major income earner for several years.
Stakeholders in the wool industry were based in the West Riding of Yorkshire,here cloths of medium quality were made, In East Anglia, here coarser fustian were produced and in South west of England,where fine and good quality cloth was made.
Woolen cloth was a major export product and as a result the industry was closely regulated.
Production was still in the hands of small masters in the West Riding and East Anglia.
The export price of cloth was fixed as far back as the 10th century,and extraordinary steps were taken to disallow the export of the raw wool.
As the market for woolen cloth expanded,the ownership of capital and the control of credit gained prominence.
The cottage workers were financially incapable of purchasing large quantity of raw materials neither could they afford to sell the finished product on creditor source for market outside their homes.This brought about a more advanced form of capitalism which eventually replaced the cottage industry.
In Nigeria today,the main export is crude oil and Those-in-Charge,their agents, proxies and cronies dictate happenings in the oil industry with impunity.
Interestingly, oil bunkering and smuggling is the order of the day and their stock in trade.
In addition,those with the power and means own crude oil refining companies abroad. Crude oil exported abroad for refining,are brought back in refined form as Petroleum Motor Spirit(PMS) for sale to unsuspecting Nigerians.
The unimpressive state of the economy,is perhaps, a sad reflection of the domestic and foreign interests the present administration represents.