”It is clear that the two leading contenders for Nigeria’s top job have very distinct ideas on how the economy should run – each model with its own set of consequences. The ball is now in the court of Nigerians to decide the kind of economy that they desire to have and who they deem best to deliver it”.… Read More Buhari vs Atiku: Economic policies
In this piece for the Africa at LSE blog, I argue that as tech solutions by African entrepreneurs are replicated globally, governments must make necessary investments in infrastructure and Research & Development. Economists hardly agree on anything but if there is one thing most of them agree on, it is that technology and innovation are… Read More Africa can spearhead a new technology revolution, but it will require large-scale investment from governments.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled on a report by the National Bureau of Statistics which revealed the credit allocation made by Nigerian banks to the country’s private sector. The findings of the report caused me to think and reflect on why the oil and gas sector receives most of the private sector credit while… Read More Why are Banks not lending to Agriculture?
Over the next few days, I shall engage with 49 future policy leaders from across the world to deliberate on some of the world’s biggest issues. My personal agenda is to understand how policies can help developing countries especially those in Africa to build industries and create jobs for its young and growing population! Indeed,… Read More Lessons in the pursuit of industrial development by African governments
The latest buzzword amongst politicians in Nigeria is ‘restructuring’ which in many case is assumed to mean greater devolution of powers and resources to state governments. It is argued that doing so will improve governance and developmental outcomes.
So I have had a lot of people ask me questions along this line ‘Oh, I’m confused, I thought before oil prices fell we were growing between 5-6% per year, how come once oil prices fell, we immediately entered a recession?’. So this article is a response to this question and suchlike, I discuss why… Read More Lessons from Nigeria’s economic boom
In this article for Stears, I look at the role Development Banks can play in Nigeria’s industrialisation and diversification agenda, you can read it here. But below is an excerpt: “Development Banks are set up to deliver economic priorities of the government which are not adequately met by the banking sector. The rationale for this… Read More A role for the Development Bank of Nigeria
Hello dear readers, sorry for the temporary hiatus:) On the International Women’s Day (March, 8), I wrote a blog post for the Africa at LSE blog where I analysed the challenges Nigerian women face in the economic and political arena and proposed some solutions. My argument was that if Nigeria is to meet the sustainable development… Read More Women in Nigeria make up 49 per cent of the population, but only four percent of law makers.