Nigeria needs a great transformation, but lacks the will to succeed

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Nigeria needs a great transformation, but lacks the will to succeed

Olu Fasan 1
Nigeria

By Olu Fasan

IN a constantly evolving and changing world, corporate entities, countries and humans must adapt and renew themselves to survive and make progress. Those resistant to change will stagnate and atrophy. Sadly, Nigeria utterly lacks the will to change and to succeed. To be a stable and prosperous nation, Nigeria needs a root-and-branch reform, a transformative change. Yet, this country is trapped in inertia-inducing path-dependent ways.

Truth is, Nigeria is so sclerotic that radical systemic change is almost impossible democratically. Virtually all the structural changes in Nigeria took place under military regimes. Yet, a democratic system, by its nature, creates the ideational framework where ideas and consensus-building drive institutional change. True democracies, when they reach an inflection point, a point where there’s no alternative but to change, always rise to the occasion and bring about the necessary change. But in Nigeria, the status quo always…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper