Carlos Slim, the Mexican billionaire, was told by his father that nations rarely collapse. He has used that as an investment thesis. When Mexico was in the ruins of currency crises and inflation, he bought anything in his sights. Legendary Templeton did the same decades earlier as stock markets collapsed because of the second world war.
The fact is this: Nigeria would not disappear. The greatest business in Nigeria has not been started. I challenge young people to rise unto the promise of tomorrow. Thou will find pasture, and will leave any miry clay because thou liveth in the best era to be a youth.
“I do appreciate that you all feel sad and embarrassed as most of us feel as Nigerians with the situation we find ourselves in. Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state; economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country.
“And these manifestations are the products of recent mismanagement of diversity and socio-economic development of our country. Old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up in greater fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear almost everywhere.” Olusegun Obasanjo, Sept 2020
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