I think it is time for Corporate Nigeria to make a comment on the state of the nation. I understand that many of us need things from the government and would not like to be misquoted. But it comes a time when a nation is under severe stress for the leaders of the private sector to speak out. In Georgia in America, sports teams and corporate America have made it clear: politicians, we are disappointed with your new voting laws. Can the bank CEOs, cement bosses, oil & gas leaders, etc tell the government to get itself in order?
Doctors on strike. Judges on strike. Polytechnics on strike. University joining. One police station off per week. This is a failing state.
Can Corporate Nigeria develop a “Contract with Nigeria” where it could articulate to hire and employ 2 million youth over two years with clear demands on what it needs from the government? We can do it by reallocating factors of production in a measurable way to bring hope to young people. It’s time – Nigeria is waiting for Corporate Nigeria as Abuja and state capitals have failed.
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