My Conversation with Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

My Conversation with Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

I received a question yesterday in the Board which I’d also asked former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in a breakfast years ago: how do you get foreign companies to obey Nigerian laws just as they obey American laws? I had challenged Mr. Al Gore that his climate campaign was unbalanced with the rascality in the Nigerian delta where some foreign oil companies pollute, and do things they can never do in America.

Al apologized and dropped a line: unless Nigeria fixes its laws and enforcement, companies will always look for the weakest links! Yes, at the end, you sleep on your bed, the way you make it. Oil majors will not help you fix your nation; it is your responsibility to get them to order.


I Spoke With Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore



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3 thoughts on “My Conversation with Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore

  1. Of course, that’s the way it is. We should enforce our laws and fix our nation. Digression: according to Femi Falana, even some states and local governments are not enforcing the totality of their laws.
    It was when I left Nigeria I completely understood the importance of enforcing common “stop sign” for safety on our roads. I can hardly find stop signs in a great cosmopolitan city like Lagos. I can imagine how safe our roads can be if only we can enforce simple law as a “yield” and “stop” signs in Nigeria.
    When Nigeria is ready to do the right thing, the World we know and they will follow.


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