Opinion

Employment for the Youths: Finetuning the Keyamo Initiative, By ‘Tope Fasua

Nigeria needs to rejig youth reorientation, now more than ever. A number of those to be redeployed from core civil service roles should be designated into functions in orientation. This project should last for more than the three months I have been seeing in some places. It is a lot…
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Opinion

Who Said Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Are Not Essential Services?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Why do people think religious houses are NOT ESSENTIAL, while these other centres of mass gathering (markets, malls etc.) are essential for a time like this? Do we really understand what people get when they visit their religious houses and how important they see these contacts? Are we being merely…
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Opinion

Our Children Are Losing the Most; Let’s Hurry Up and Reopen Schools, By ‘Tope Fasua

Like China, let us invest all we have and get our children moving. They are usually the least affected by COVID-19. Almost no child has died from it worldwide. Also, there is a need to consider children who are students of poor, neglected public schools. We cannot just secure our…
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Opinion

Before We Implement the Oronsaye Report On Public Sector Streamlining, By ‘Tope Fasua

A few governments have come and gone since the Oronsaye Report was submitted. But Nigeria has now hopefully arrived at a junction where we need to do the needful. With a collapsed revenue profile in the middle of a global health and economic meltdown, Nigeria has hopefully finally received the…
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Opinion

A Looming Depression: the Best Opportunity To Take Control Of Our Economy, By ‘Tope Fasua

...the time to do something different is now. Our profound opportunity exists around reorganising our society. Now that everyone is minding their own country, under this period of global scare, home bias and lethargy, we should be making a move to get Nigerians to move their intellectual and entrepreneurial capacities…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Let’s Go Back To the Beginning, By ‘Tope Fasua

The economic challenge is for us the greater challenge, because it cycles back to the other If the economy totally collapses, that is when we will supply the millions of dead bodies that have been demanded of us - because little ailments will become untreatable, malnutrition will drop our people’s…
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Opinion

Nigeria Must Not Waste the Opportunity Called COVID-19 Crisis, By ‘Tope Fasua

This COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant shutdowns and global panic offer us an opportunity to throw away the box in which we have imprisoned our minds for too long as a people; as it pertains to our economics that is. Why have all the indices come up short for us.…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and Hard Lessons In Economic Diversification, By ‘Tope Fasua

I just hope we are learning stark lessons from the ongoing melee. It should not just be about the frenzy and sensationalism. For after the health scare, comes the economic downspiral. Someone said hunger kills more people than coronavirus. I think they are correct. We have always talked about economic…
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