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Saturday, 29 October 2016



It's an Optimization problem resolved by assigning assumed values to variables and finding the best fit. It can be a legit aggressive move if at the end of the day, all investors get what they thought they were investing in. Nothing personal, just business.

Beardman: I want to build a mini refinery, come and give me money.
MoneyMan: Do you have off takers ?
Beardman: Erm yes, I will bring you the letter next week.

Beardman: I want to build a refinery, MoneyMan and MoneyWoman will finance me but I need an
                  off taker, give me a letter of off take.
OilMan:     Ok but do you have a technical partner.
Beardman: Erm yes, I will bring you the letter in three days.

Beardman:  Will you be my technical partner on my fantastic one in a million mini refinery, I will
                    pay you O&M that will change your life .
TechPartnerMan: Do you have money and off-taker?

BeardMan: Erm sure, just sign this MOU and I will bring you the two letters next week.

BeardMan: OilMan here's the TP MOU. Just sign the off-take letter template right there!

BeardMan: MoneyMan, here's the offtake and TP letter I got from this Imperial Guy, the top guy in secondary oil recovery. Gimme LOI so that I can go take FDI with my board.

News conference, Beardy Refineries LTD announces $1bn palm oil refinery, lines up PE, Banking, Technical and Offtake consortium, Japanese investor drops $20m as equity!!πŸ“ΈπŸ“½πŸ“Ί

MoneyMan, MoneyWoman, TechPartnerMan, OilMan: 😀 I thought it was a crude oil refinery, WTF!!!


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How To Structure And Run A Sophisticated Investment Scam

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It's an Optimization problem resolved by assigning assumed values to variables and finding the best fit. It can be a legit aggressive move if at the end of the day, all investors get what they thought they were investing in. Nothing personal, just business.

Beardman: I want to build a mini refinery, come and give me money.
MoneyMan: Do you have off takers ?
Beardman: Erm yes, I will bring you the letter next week.

Beardman: I want to build a refinery, MoneyMan and MoneyWoman will finance me but I need an
                  off taker, give me a letter of off take.
OilMan:     Ok but do you have a technical partner.
Beardman: Erm yes, I will bring you the letter in three days.

Beardman:  Will you be my technical partner on my fantastic one in a million mini refinery, I will
                    pay you O&M that will change your life .
TechPartnerMan: Do you have money and off-taker?

BeardMan: Erm sure, just sign this MOU and I will bring you the two letters next week.

BeardMan: OilMan here's the TP MOU. Just sign the off-take letter template right there!

BeardMan: MoneyMan, here's the offtake and TP letter I got from this Imperial Guy, the top guy in secondary oil recovery. Gimme LOI so that I can go take FDI with my board.

News conference, Beardy Refineries LTD announces $1bn palm oil refinery, lines up PE, Banking, Technical and Offtake consortium, Japanese investor drops $20m as equity!!πŸ“ΈπŸ“½πŸ“Ί

MoneyMan, MoneyWoman, TechPartnerMan, OilMan: 😀 I thought it was a crude oil refinery, WTF!!!


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This is a rejoinder from someone in National Assembly, who works closely with Saraki, to the post Dino Melaye: The Senate Lout and Thug In Switzerland by Ademola Olateju.
Thank you so much. Bamidele Ademola and his like should stop thinking they will change Nigeria by being armchair critics. Nigeria don't need anymore of this flock but people who want to actively do something about the ill they see by contesting elections or making sure that those they disagree with don't win elections. The foolishness I see among our elite is that they think there is something special about them because they can speak English. They profess so much love for Nigeria and Nigerians and know more than Einstein how to solve the problems we face but ask them to spare the country a pinch of their knowledge by standing for election and filling up the space that the so called never do wells have usurped they remember that politics in dangerous and wicked and they have a precious family and career to important for politics.

It smacks of the proverbial Chichi dodo that loves maggots but hates the excrement that produce it. Little wonder these politicians don't give them the slightest consideration because apart from talk they do nothing and the masses don't hear them.

Very strange. We have left politics for the F9 students in our classes yet we expect them to produce A1 laws and decisions that will shape our collective future. When the outcome of our decision come back at us we think postulating gives us escape.

But we want to compare them with those in the west who are the bests in the best schools in the world. God help us. He should bury his head in a sand like an ostrich as usual


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A Rejoinder to Dino Melaye: The Senate Lout and Thug In Switzerland by Ademola Olateju

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This is a rejoinder from someone in National Assembly, who works closely with Saraki, to the post Dino Melaye: The Senate Lout and Thug In Switzerland by Ademola Olateju.
Thank you so much. Bamidele Ademola and his like should stop thinking they will change Nigeria by being armchair critics. Nigeria don't need anymore of this flock but people who want to actively do something about the ill they see by contesting elections or making sure that those they disagree with don't win elections. The foolishness I see among our elite is that they think there is something special about them because they can speak English. They profess so much love for Nigeria and Nigerians and know more than Einstein how to solve the problems we face but ask them to spare the country a pinch of their knowledge by standing for election and filling up the space that the so called never do wells have usurped they remember that politics in dangerous and wicked and they have a precious family and career to important for politics.

It smacks of the proverbial Chichi dodo that loves maggots but hates the excrement that produce it. Little wonder these politicians don't give them the slightest consideration because apart from talk they do nothing and the masses don't hear them.

Very strange. We have left politics for the F9 students in our classes yet we expect them to produce A1 laws and decisions that will shape our collective future. When the outcome of our decision come back at us we think postulating gives us escape.

But we want to compare them with those in the west who are the bests in the best schools in the world. God help us. He should bury his head in a sand like an ostrich as usual


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Saraki, Dino Melaye, Stella Oduah, Lasun, etc went to Switzerland for Inter Parliamentary Union meeting. As you will expect of thieving Nigerian public official, they stayed in Intercontinental Hotel, one of the most expensive hotels in Geneva. For the avoidance of doubt, Geneva is among the top five most expensive cities in the world.

At about 7pm on Tuesday, my source; a young postgraduate student of Law who was in a reception in which the members of the national assembly addressed Nigerian professionals, started sending me pictures of the Senators as they arrived the cocktail dinner. She was beyond shocked at the appearance of a Nigeria senator and the quality of discourse. She told me it was banal and without substance. She said, only Saraki had something called a brain. Others wasted time with empty protocols as if they were addressing themselves in their usual bogus manner in the Senate chambers, with no real answers to serious questions. She described Lasun as the worst, the most uninspiring and dense Deputy Speaker ever! Followed by Gaya in lack of intellect.

Saraki entered the room with Dino as his body guard. She observed; "Dino's loyalty is to Saraki rather than Nigeria". The meeting was billed for 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Diaspora Nigerians from the nooks and crannies of Switzerland arrived early waiting for them. As usual, the legislators came late, arriving almost 7 pm. To her consternation, Dino introduced and described Saraki as the irremovable senate president among other accolades and praise singing titles.

For me, I wasn't surprised when I saw the picture of Dino as Saraki's bodyguard. That is what Dino is good at. He's been a bodyguard and thug all his life. I blame the system that throws up retards, thieves and bare chested idiots as leaders. What bothers me is the unfeeling nature of these people. The general lack of seriousness and comprehension about the state of the nation. The sense of we get paid whether we do something or nothing or whether Nigeria loses or wins.

I am past caring that Dino is a weapon of convenience for Saraki. He has tied his fate and that of his constituency to Saraki. It bothers me, that Nigerian professionals abroad came to dinner all well dressed, to see a Senator dressed in T-Shirt screaming you killing me... And with a bathroom slippers on with jeans! It is disrespectful! It is scornful and it is demeaning to the institution of the Senate. This braggart is unfit for the office he occupies. Instead of projecting his fatherland in the best possible way, he uploaded a video of himself in his usual self promoting way, dancing in his hotel room in Geneva. Shouting God and Jesus is what you do when run out of ideas on how to do anything for Nigeria, and deceive people that you are one with God.

We have a grave sociocultural problem in this country. I went to Dino's page and read the comments. Poor, jobless and oppressed youths were hailing him, calling this boorish lout their hero and role model. The opulence of his Geneva hotel got them. There are lots of professional hard working Nigerians who genuinely earn their own keep and stay in these hotels. No one celebrates them, no one wants to be like them. A society where the young looks up to Dino cannot prosper. May God save Nigeria from the evil of Nigerians.


Post Credits
Post Author: Bamidele Ademola-Olateju


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Dino Melaye: The Senate Lout and Thug In Switzerland by Ademola Olateju

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Saraki, Dino Melaye, Stella Oduah, Lasun, etc went to Switzerland for Inter Parliamentary Union meeting. As you will expect of thieving Nigerian public official, they stayed in Intercontinental Hotel, one of the most expensive hotels in Geneva. For the avoidance of doubt, Geneva is among the top five most expensive cities in the world.

At about 7pm on Tuesday, my source; a young postgraduate student of Law who was in a reception in which the members of the national assembly addressed Nigerian professionals, started sending me pictures of the Senators as they arrived the cocktail dinner. She was beyond shocked at the appearance of a Nigeria senator and the quality of discourse. She told me it was banal and without substance. She said, only Saraki had something called a brain. Others wasted time with empty protocols as if they were addressing themselves in their usual bogus manner in the Senate chambers, with no real answers to serious questions. She described Lasun as the worst, the most uninspiring and dense Deputy Speaker ever! Followed by Gaya in lack of intellect.

Saraki entered the room with Dino as his body guard. She observed; "Dino's loyalty is to Saraki rather than Nigeria". The meeting was billed for 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Diaspora Nigerians from the nooks and crannies of Switzerland arrived early waiting for them. As usual, the legislators came late, arriving almost 7 pm. To her consternation, Dino introduced and described Saraki as the irremovable senate president among other accolades and praise singing titles.

For me, I wasn't surprised when I saw the picture of Dino as Saraki's bodyguard. That is what Dino is good at. He's been a bodyguard and thug all his life. I blame the system that throws up retards, thieves and bare chested idiots as leaders. What bothers me is the unfeeling nature of these people. The general lack of seriousness and comprehension about the state of the nation. The sense of we get paid whether we do something or nothing or whether Nigeria loses or wins.

I am past caring that Dino is a weapon of convenience for Saraki. He has tied his fate and that of his constituency to Saraki. It bothers me, that Nigerian professionals abroad came to dinner all well dressed, to see a Senator dressed in T-Shirt screaming you killing me... And with a bathroom slippers on with jeans! It is disrespectful! It is scornful and it is demeaning to the institution of the Senate. This braggart is unfit for the office he occupies. Instead of projecting his fatherland in the best possible way, he uploaded a video of himself in his usual self promoting way, dancing in his hotel room in Geneva. Shouting God and Jesus is what you do when run out of ideas on how to do anything for Nigeria, and deceive people that you are one with God.

We have a grave sociocultural problem in this country. I went to Dino's page and read the comments. Poor, jobless and oppressed youths were hailing him, calling this boorish lout their hero and role model. The opulence of his Geneva hotel got them. There are lots of professional hard working Nigerians who genuinely earn their own keep and stay in these hotels. No one celebrates them, no one wants to be like them. A society where the young looks up to Dino cannot prosper. May God save Nigeria from the evil of Nigerians.


Post Credits
Post Author: Bamidele Ademola-Olateju


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Thursday, 1 September 2016

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg_after_a_run_in_Lekki_Lagos_Nigeria_with_the-Road_Warriors
Mark Zukerberg, Affiong Williams, Ngozi Dozie running on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

Most wealthy people in the West do not flaunt wealth. Mark Zuckerberg came to Lagos, and he is comfortable doing ordinary things because earned money is different from stolen money.

Are you surprised at the blandness of his wardrobe? Don't be. Mark attended Philips Exeter in New Hampshire; one of the best college preps in America. They teach these things early in prep schools; character, learning and selflessness. In these schools, blandness is normal; formal dress is an Oxford shirt over plain khakis and penny loafers. Informally, you wear polos and boat shoes. The emphasis is on rigorous academic curricula, athletics and etiquette. America separates their thinkers and creatives early, and nurtures them.

Real money is not loud. When money is earned, people work, not because they need money but because they derive joy in doing what they love and contributing to the body of knowledge and to humanity. They know relaxation is a fluke if the contrast of challenging work is absent. They don't waste their lives in hollow pursuits of vain pleasure, material acquisition and conspicuous consumption.

How many rich people in Nigeria have really earned their money and contributed to humanity? Mark is comfortable in his own skin and has nothing to fear jogging on Lekki Ikoyi bridge or navigating puddle ridden curbs in Yaba without the ridiculous immensity of sirens and armed escorts. If you check out their charitable giving, you will be surprised. It is in character; they don't oppress... they build. They invest in people, not things. They make dreams come true, not shatter them. Real money has a strong sense of privilege and the responsibilities that comes with it. Take some useful lessons from this, and use money.... be humane, and don't allow money to use you.

Article written by Flash
Mark Zuckerberg at the Lagos airport

On a lighter note....
One thing I have in common with Mar Zuckerberg is my DNA cold signed love for polo shirts and jeans too lol. I like to wear different colours and designs though. Feel free to join our polo shirt and jeans club, we are one big happy family.


And as a matter national pride and planetary jollof rice domination, Naija has dominated yet again. The jollof rice conquest of Ghana by Nigeria which is as old as the big bang continued as Mark Zuckerberg unequivocally confirms and endorses Nigeria jollof rice as the best, better than Ghana jollof rice. Chale we love you still. I'm thinking, Nigeria jollof rice should be an export commodity.


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Great Lessons From Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Visit To Nigeria

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg_after_a_run_in_Lekki_Lagos_Nigeria_with_the-Road_Warriors
Mark Zukerberg, Affiong Williams, Ngozi Dozie running on Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge

Most wealthy people in the West do not flaunt wealth. Mark Zuckerberg came to Lagos, and he is comfortable doing ordinary things because earned money is different from stolen money.

Are you surprised at the blandness of his wardrobe? Don't be. Mark attended Philips Exeter in New Hampshire; one of the best college preps in America. They teach these things early in prep schools; character, learning and selflessness. In these schools, blandness is normal; formal dress is an Oxford shirt over plain khakis and penny loafers. Informally, you wear polos and boat shoes. The emphasis is on rigorous academic curricula, athletics and etiquette. America separates their thinkers and creatives early, and nurtures them.

Real money is not loud. When money is earned, people work, not because they need money but because they derive joy in doing what they love and contributing to the body of knowledge and to humanity. They know relaxation is a fluke if the contrast of challenging work is absent. They don't waste their lives in hollow pursuits of vain pleasure, material acquisition and conspicuous consumption.

How many rich people in Nigeria have really earned their money and contributed to humanity? Mark is comfortable in his own skin and has nothing to fear jogging on Lekki Ikoyi bridge or navigating puddle ridden curbs in Yaba without the ridiculous immensity of sirens and armed escorts. If you check out their charitable giving, you will be surprised. It is in character; they don't oppress... they build. They invest in people, not things. They make dreams come true, not shatter them. Real money has a strong sense of privilege and the responsibilities that comes with it. Take some useful lessons from this, and use money.... be humane, and don't allow money to use you.

Article written by Flash
Mark Zuckerberg at the Lagos airport

On a lighter note....
One thing I have in common with Mar Zuckerberg is my DNA cold signed love for polo shirts and jeans too lol. I like to wear different colours and designs though. Feel free to join our polo shirt and jeans club, we are one big happy family.


And as a matter national pride and planetary jollof rice domination, Naija has dominated yet again. The jollof rice conquest of Ghana by Nigeria which is as old as the big bang continued as Mark Zuckerberg unequivocally confirms and endorses Nigeria jollof rice as the best, better than Ghana jollof rice. Chale we love you still. I'm thinking, Nigeria jollof rice should be an export commodity.


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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

http://thechronicled.blogspot.com.ng/
A concerned citizen's response to the alleged speech; YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN by Mohammadu Buhari

Though not sure the text is a real address from PMB but it's time for someone to tell him a few home truths:

  1. It is not GEJ's corruption or misappropriation that caused the economic contraction and suffering but PMB and GEJ's deadly combination of foolish and irresponsible policy responses. GEJ's ineffectual buffoonery slowed us from 6.5 to 2.3% growth, PMB/GEJ's disastrous response to GEJ's buffoonery took us from 2.3% where GEJ left off to -0.38% so let each man stand up and claim his own record!
  2.  Both himself, his veep and beloved minister of everything cannot and do not feel our suffering. They may hear of it and believe some of it but their children don't have heat rash like Fasho stupidly commiserated with us and they certainly don't sleep in the heat neither do they queue for petrol or take public transport. Aso Rock's N3bn budget ensures that. It rings totally false to mouth these hollow platitudes.
  3. Their spokesmen and women need to be trained, from Dabiri Erewa to Femi Adeshina, they've acquired an 'We are in Power Now Syndrome'. And GE when asked why some petrol stations sold >145/ltr arrogantly responded that he knew some who sold for 108, as if his own purchase experience and the rest of Nigerians are the same!
  4. He completely misunderstands the real physical experience of GEJ's economy. While GEJ's people robbed the country blind, the people were okay because the economy was great! Champagne flowed, business class was full, food flowed down in spite of Deziani, Boko Haram etc. it was wasteful and we knew we were losing a golden opportunity to save and reform but physically we were very okay, in fact we were jollofing from a borrowed future while admittedly inequality and a jobless growth existed.
So PMB should stop talking about a false experience of suffering of all the masses. It is during PMB's tenure that the real suffering began and while you can call it the cost of restructuring GEJ's fast and loose ways, PMB shouldn't think we will be automatically grateful, like folks rescued from daily prison beatings and deposited into houses without light, cars without petrol and factories without work but who think 'well this is still better than prison'. We were okay as I pointed out and the cost should have been a bit of belt tightening not a noose around the neck, it should have been a 6 to 2% growth slow down but instead it's a 2 to -.4% contraction.

Come 2019 the physical memory will be of PDP/wasteful jollofing and APC/painful suffering. I wonder what the people will choose.


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A Rejoinder To "YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN" Speech Allegedly by Mohammadu Buhari

Nwabu King  |  at   7:42 am  |  No comments

http://thechronicled.blogspot.com.ng/
A concerned citizen's response to the alleged speech; YOUR SACRIFICES NOT IN VAIN by Mohammadu Buhari

Though not sure the text is a real address from PMB but it's time for someone to tell him a few home truths:

  1. It is not GEJ's corruption or misappropriation that caused the economic contraction and suffering but PMB and GEJ's deadly combination of foolish and irresponsible policy responses. GEJ's ineffectual buffoonery slowed us from 6.5 to 2.3% growth, PMB/GEJ's disastrous response to GEJ's buffoonery took us from 2.3% where GEJ left off to -0.38% so let each man stand up and claim his own record!
  2.  Both himself, his veep and beloved minister of everything cannot and do not feel our suffering. They may hear of it and believe some of it but their children don't have heat rash like Fasho stupidly commiserated with us and they certainly don't sleep in the heat neither do they queue for petrol or take public transport. Aso Rock's N3bn budget ensures that. It rings totally false to mouth these hollow platitudes.
  3. Their spokesmen and women need to be trained, from Dabiri Erewa to Femi Adeshina, they've acquired an 'We are in Power Now Syndrome'. And GE when asked why some petrol stations sold >145/ltr arrogantly responded that he knew some who sold for 108, as if his own purchase experience and the rest of Nigerians are the same!
  4. He completely misunderstands the real physical experience of GEJ's economy. While GEJ's people robbed the country blind, the people were okay because the economy was great! Champagne flowed, business class was full, food flowed down in spite of Deziani, Boko Haram etc. it was wasteful and we knew we were losing a golden opportunity to save and reform but physically we were very okay, in fact we were jollofing from a borrowed future while admittedly inequality and a jobless growth existed.
So PMB should stop talking about a false experience of suffering of all the masses. It is during PMB's tenure that the real suffering began and while you can call it the cost of restructuring GEJ's fast and loose ways, PMB shouldn't think we will be automatically grateful, like folks rescued from daily prison beatings and deposited into houses without light, cars without petrol and factories without work but who think 'well this is still better than prison'. We were okay as I pointed out and the cost should have been a bit of belt tightening not a noose around the neck, it should have been a 6 to 2% growth slow down but instead it's a 2 to -.4% contraction.

Come 2019 the physical memory will be of PDP/wasteful jollofing and APC/painful suffering. I wonder what the people will choose.


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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries
Below is a detailed account of a friend's experience at the offices of the Permanent SEC for Power Abuja. I think every government ministry in Nigeria should adopt this approach in managing their affairs, in finding a lasting solution to issues facing the nation. Have a read and take one or two things away.


It's around 6pm and am sitting waiting to see Louis Edozien, the Permanent SEC for Power at their offices in the secretariat. It's on the 4th floor. But unfortunately there's no electricity to see where am going, much less power the lift.

No matter, I am a Warrior and if I am to have any chance of being in DeeVee's slipstream during the 400metre rumble I better use the stairs as some sort of leg strengthening exercise.

For those of you who have been here, it's like walking into a Council estate (that means Projects) in Brixton.

Anyway I asked the inevitable "Una no get light?" They replied "bros we tire o. Since 2 days now". I made it to the 4th floor, hot and bothered, I was actually happy when they said he wasn't around because I wanted to turn around and head back. But when I sent him a text he replied he was 5mins away and I should wait. I also warned him about the Power but he was silent on that.

So I went to the waiting room and saw some Irate senator also waiting. He was Furious that there was no generator and or diesel and made a series of phone calls to complain to whoever was on the other line. Anyway the Perm SEC showed up and held his meeting with the Senator and then sent for me.

It was now almost 7. Quite dark. When I got to his office he apologized for being late and I found myself apologizing to him for having to withstand the heat and the impossible and completely unproductive environment. "What happened to the generator?" I asked. "We don't have one" he replied. It turns out No Power ministry or parastatal is allowed to have a generator. It's a gazetted policy. It's not something that's been enforced before now, I wasn't able to establish if this will apply to all Power agencies going forward......more of that later.

But as I sat talking at length to this articulate and first class minded public servant, 2 things struck me, I became more and more convinced that the challenges we have in the power sector (and I dare say other sectors) was less to do with corruption and more to do with mindset, incompetence, lack of exposure and my favorite topic, education. It seems we are very good at creating complicated policies and procedures for the simplest of tasks. I fully understand that bottlenecks are sometimes created just to allow for backhanders etc but a lot of the time, it's because those in charge, simply don't get it. If you evaluate NERC, DPR etc their mindset and first instinct is to stop, delay, block rather than to encourage, simplify. They find it difficult to make the connection between granting more licenses and approvals and economic growth. To a lesser extent just think how complicating it is to get a drivers Licence.

The second thing that got to me was a small appreciation of what it meant to be a public servant. We sat in the dark and heat and he explained how he shuffles offices when he needs to get Power. He was totally unflustered . Louis Edozien could probably choose whatever job he wants in the private sector but I was struck at how committed he was to getting the foundation and structures right, which hopefully should last decades. However in between all of that is the frustrating interaction with the naysayers internally. The "can't do" attitude, for no justifiable reason other than "that's the way we have always done it".

I don't know if I have the temperament, skill or wisdom to be a public servant. But I saw today that if more like us don't go in there, we are only hoping for change rather than expecting things to change. And the old saying of, Nigeria being a country full of smart people but ruled by idiots, will continue to be true.

As told by JF.







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"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries

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"Una No Get Light" Roadmap To Fixing FGN Ministries
Below is a detailed account of a friend's experience at the offices of the Permanent SEC for Power Abuja. I think every government ministry in Nigeria should adopt this approach in managing their affairs, in finding a lasting solution to issues facing the nation. Have a read and take one or two things away.


It's around 6pm and am sitting waiting to see Louis Edozien, the Permanent SEC for Power at their offices in the secretariat. It's on the 4th floor. But unfortunately there's no electricity to see where am going, much less power the lift.

No matter, I am a Warrior and if I am to have any chance of being in DeeVee's slipstream during the 400metre rumble I better use the stairs as some sort of leg strengthening exercise.

For those of you who have been here, it's like walking into a Council estate (that means Projects) in Brixton.

Anyway I asked the inevitable "Una no get light?" They replied "bros we tire o. Since 2 days now". I made it to the 4th floor, hot and bothered, I was actually happy when they said he wasn't around because I wanted to turn around and head back. But when I sent him a text he replied he was 5mins away and I should wait. I also warned him about the Power but he was silent on that.

So I went to the waiting room and saw some Irate senator also waiting. He was Furious that there was no generator and or diesel and made a series of phone calls to complain to whoever was on the other line. Anyway the Perm SEC showed up and held his meeting with the Senator and then sent for me.

It was now almost 7. Quite dark. When I got to his office he apologized for being late and I found myself apologizing to him for having to withstand the heat and the impossible and completely unproductive environment. "What happened to the generator?" I asked. "We don't have one" he replied. It turns out No Power ministry or parastatal is allowed to have a generator. It's a gazetted policy. It's not something that's been enforced before now, I wasn't able to establish if this will apply to all Power agencies going forward......more of that later.

But as I sat talking at length to this articulate and first class minded public servant, 2 things struck me, I became more and more convinced that the challenges we have in the power sector (and I dare say other sectors) was less to do with corruption and more to do with mindset, incompetence, lack of exposure and my favorite topic, education. It seems we are very good at creating complicated policies and procedures for the simplest of tasks. I fully understand that bottlenecks are sometimes created just to allow for backhanders etc but a lot of the time, it's because those in charge, simply don't get it. If you evaluate NERC, DPR etc their mindset and first instinct is to stop, delay, block rather than to encourage, simplify. They find it difficult to make the connection between granting more licenses and approvals and economic growth. To a lesser extent just think how complicating it is to get a drivers Licence.

The second thing that got to me was a small appreciation of what it meant to be a public servant. We sat in the dark and heat and he explained how he shuffles offices when he needs to get Power. He was totally unflustered . Louis Edozien could probably choose whatever job he wants in the private sector but I was struck at how committed he was to getting the foundation and structures right, which hopefully should last decades. However in between all of that is the frustrating interaction with the naysayers internally. The "can't do" attitude, for no justifiable reason other than "that's the way we have always done it".

I don't know if I have the temperament, skill or wisdom to be a public servant. But I saw today that if more like us don't go in there, we are only hoping for change rather than expecting things to change. And the old saying of, Nigeria being a country full of smart people but ruled by idiots, will continue to be true.

As told by JF.







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A concerned Nigerian lashed out today at the Buhari lead APC government. After nature chef - the sun flambeed him in this scorching heat, the flood in his thoughts was evapourated to reveal these burning questions.
Why do we need a ministry of power when there's no power and we have NERC as regulator ?
Why do we need ministry of petroleum when we have no fuel and we have DPR as regulator?

Why do we need a ministry of culture and tourism when tourism is dependent on personal safety, lack of crime and actual tourist destinations developed NOT by governments. At best a Tourism Promotion Council would work

Why ministry of information/propaganda when ICT is essential part of science and tech

Why 3 finance ministries when I minister could supervise min of states handling budget, revenue generation and trade/investment

Why do we waste when wanting of funds 

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A concerned Nigerian lashed out today at the Buhari lead APC government. After nature chef - the sun flambeed him in this scorching heat, the flood in his thoughts was evapourated to reveal these burning questions.
Why do we need a ministry of power when there's no power and we have NERC as regulator ?
Why do we need ministry of petroleum when we have no fuel and we have DPR as regulator?

Why do we need a ministry of culture and tourism when tourism is dependent on personal safety, lack of crime and actual tourist destinations developed NOT by governments. At best a Tourism Promotion Council would work

Why ministry of information/propaganda when ICT is essential part of science and tech

Why 3 finance ministries when I minister could supervise min of states handling budget, revenue generation and trade/investment

Why do we waste when wanting of funds 

Post Author: Concerned Nigerian. Now It’s Your Turn. Please Don't FORGET To SHARE This POST, Your Friends Might Need It! Feel Free To Leave Your COMMENTS. Your FEEDBACK And COMMENTS Are Always Appreciated. :-)
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