Tag NEEDS

Growth Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Nigeria must begin to look towards the next round of reforms in order to underpin her current economic growth. 20.03.2006 The football match in Kano between Nigeria and Angola for the sole Group “E” ticket to the 2006 World Cup…

Let’s Celebrate Debt Relief

08.08.2005 The ongoing debate on the comprehensive debt treatment for Nigeria recently announced by the Paris Club of creditor countries has generated diverse viewpoints on the substance of the matter. In a recent tendentious commentary by former Finance Minister, Dr.…

“Meant Well, Tried Little, Failed Much”

01.12.2004 I borrowed the title of this article from that of a lecture delivered in New York by Anne Krueger (First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund). She in turn borrowed it from one of the works of…

The Danger of Failed Expectations

07.06.2004 I remember that day in May 1999. As General Matthew Olusegun Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo took office to become the elected President of Nigeria, the Nigerian people surrendered to him their hopes and expectations. The first term of the Obasanjo…

Changing Perception to Make NEEDS Work

27.08.2003 “Success depends on perception and our job is to create the right perception to ensure success.” [Professor Klaus Schwab, President, World Economic Forum] We are in an era of reforms. Dysfunctional states are becoming more functional, failed states are…