How do we keep Nigerians from despair and from taking precipitate action whilst saving Nigeria’s economy from the ravages of COVID-19? What would be adequate, effective and efficient way(s) to respond to the social and economic fallout of the virus? The timing of its spread in Nigeria, just before the planting season also raises alarms that if farmers are unable to plant with the advent of the rains, the repercussions of the virus on famine, food security, etc could ring for another couple of years if care is not taken. Can we survive if we allow the potentially grave social upheaval starting to raise its ugly head to also linger for that long? Nigeria is in dire need of a roadmap to social and economic recovery from the raging coronavirus.More
Oil & Gas
The National Conference Committee on Energy has said that the country is losing about 350,000 barrels of oil per day, estimated at about $35m, to crude oil theft and called on the Federal Government to wake up from its slumber and tackle the menace frontally.
The Chairman of the committee, who is also a former Governor of Oyo State, Alhaji Rashidi Ladoja, stated this while presenting the report of his committee to the plenary in Abuja on Monday. Continue Reading