Good People, let us debate ideas with civility and stop the personal attacks in our community. The piece on DStv has generated many unproductive comments, and we need to make our points without insulting people. Reading the comments on our website and LinkedIn, my conclusion is that we are not advancing the debate on DStv, GOtv and the broad PayTv in Nigeria. That someone has a different opinion from yours should not result in any insult. Let us focus on the points and leave the ad hominem out. Thanks.
In Nigeria, we need to build transnational companies with capacities to advance the wellbeing of Nigerian citizens. South Africa has done well despite how we feel about our “giant of Africa” natural baptism in Nigeria. For a nation of about 57 million budgeting close to US$125 billion when the giant is struggling with $29 billion for 200 million is something that should make us humble. And when you add that Nigeria’s $29 billion budget has to be super-funded via loans, the reality is clearer.
I am not saying you cannot push for DStv to buy $100 and sell $10 in Nigeria, I am simply asking us to make that argument with civility. I am happy here because Real Madrid lost yesterday. And Juventus lost. I mean, what again can I ask for in a weekend of sports? Possibly, Barcelona will reach the mountaintop in the Champions League.