We know why the industries failed don’t we ?


By Muyiwa Adetiba

Professor Wole Soyinka, a very successful individual by any definition of the word, once lamented that his generation was a failed one.

It was a curious lamentation at the time especially when you know that the said generation boasted many successful individuals in business, commerce, military, the arts and of course, government.

It was arguably more successful in the many definitions of success, than the generations after it. But unto whom much is given, much is expected. And that is the crux because that generation was given a lot by God and country.

It was the generation that enjoyed the largess of government scholarship the most. It was the generation that walked into jobs immediately after school.

It was the generation whose members became CEOs, Perm Secs and Generals in their 30s. It was the generation the founding fathers handed over the future of the country to because it was better educated and more enlightened.

Alas, it was the generation that…

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