n African Renaissance - Global financial meltdown : is the Nigerian government in control of the situation?

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1744-2532
  • E-ISSN: 2516-5305


The title was an assignment being researched by the students of Kaduna Polytechnic HNDI (Higher National Diploma) Mass Communication Department. The curious students had sent "mails of this nature to national commentators" like me to respond, trusting that I would reply to the topic accordingly. The deadline was less than two weeks, for they must submit their findings within that time frame. In this essay, I intend to use anecdotes and retrospect to drive home my point. I am going to argue that, since the Nigerian government is unable to manage or control economic, religious, political and social crises before the advent of the global one, then it is impossible for such a government to control the situation now. I may draw references even from the government to buttress my point. I will embed my thought and opinion and then round it up with an expert opinion - a renowned economist.

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