But in recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.
Friday, October 05, 5. While our pre-independence leaders did a lot in fashioning a regional identity for us — and we are grateful to them- the challenge for the current generation of Igbos, Yorubas is to create a new supra-ethnic, supra-regional identity that will supersede the old regional identity.
While the defense of regional and ethnic identities remain strong across the country, in the north where we have a plethora of micro ethnic groups, religion and region become a strong unifying bond. It is probably why the region views with suspicion policies or actions perceived as deliberate ploys to destroy the unity of the north — as imperfect as that unity may be.
In many parts of the south, the perception of the North has remained an abstraction from the pre- and immediate post-independence era, where because of historical reasons, the rate of attainment of Western education remains abysmally low. Though every part of the country has its unique challenges, there has been a tendency to see the North from the prisms of the pre-independence era: It is instructive that Shehu Musa Yaradua was the first university graduate to rule the country.
And this happened only in Obasanjo has a polytechnic education as engineer. I am not arguing that paper qualification equals competence but in a society where we all stereotype one another, lack of that formal qualification became wrongly attributed for deficiencies in statecraft.
As a public-private partnership strategy, the ICT university will be supported by global technology leaders such as Cisco, Huawei, Siemens, Samsung, Apple, IBM among others. Nigeria’s independence in the s ushered in an opportunity for the transformation of Nigerian society through the development of locally responsive national policies and . In essence, increased engagement with the outside world is called for as we seek public private partnerships in our quest for enhanced capital and expertise. This is the way of the new world for all countries in the 21st century.
Though I believe that Goodluck Jonathan was a good man, I did not see how his PhD impacted positively on his ability to govern. The world is moving to an era of technocratic leadership.
Across the world, young, good-looking and well educated leaders are emerging. Now that the two leading political parties have zoned the presidency to the North, it is an opportunity for the zone to change the narrative, to lead in the production of leaders in tune with modern trends and leaders who will lead to the region being perceived in modern times instead of abstraction from the pre-independence and immediate independent eras.
Modern era requires a leader who is both an intellectual and understands that the private sector is the true engine of development in any country. The University and the consultancy firm together employ more than Nigerians.
I have been to Baze University. It is simply a University inspired by idealism: The University is also as cosmopolitan as they come — from a british Vice chancellor to a Northern Vice Chancellor, Igbo Deputy Vice Chancellor and Nigerians from across the country holding top responsible position. In the University there is zero tolerance for sexual and other forms of harassment.
Students who do drugs are dismissed. Let me mention that I have a lot of respect for our leaders. I see Buhari as an honorable man, who means well but is perhaps so misunderstood that it may be difficult for some to see any good in him.
I however also believe that given his age and health issues, he may consider taking a deserved rest and play statesman to the country.
Many of the aspirants from the North have their strong points but either come across as professional politicians, who can only make a living or sustain a certain life style from access to power.
Dr Ahmed comes across. Though I believe he needs to tone down his bluntness and is certainly not perfect- he comes across as a complete package. And if that Nigerian happens to be of Northern extraction and Islamic faith, it will also mark a paradigm shift in the region.This led to a renewed engagement between the World Bank Group and Nigeria to enhance the attractiveness of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) ecosystem in the country.
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The development of public infrastructure is occurring in tandem with a huge expansion in private sector developments. In particular there are accelerating signs of growth in the property development market in Nigeria. A Public-Private Partnership (PPP) involves the private sector in aspects of the provision of infrastructure assets or new or existing infrastructure assets or of new or existing infrastructure services that have traditionally been provided by the government.
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Public-private partnerships between a government agency and private-sector company can be used to finance, build and operate projects, such as public transportation networks, parks and convention.