Obugi, I agree with your analysis of the Kolawole article - except on your first item (civil servants in Nigeria are no better than the oppressed masses in the top-down imposition of power and corruption from Nigeria's rulership elite. That said, can anyone PLEASE help educate us here how/why the type of financial controls in running govts. elsewhere is absent or won't work in Nigeria. I know of no US Governor or President physically handling state money. I know, please believe me, I have seen with my own koro-koro eyes as they say, money, cash-money in Dollars and Pounds in the tens of thousands being carried around by so-called "PROTOCOL OFFICERS" on official trips. I have seen officials walk into a room in Govt. House with money stacked against the walls - folks, I mean money that conservatively would have run into the millions - money that should be in a bank somewhere being paid out in cash to settle contractors and IPOs. Sane people don't physically handle money like is done in Nigeria. A contractor should not expect to get paid in cash from the Governor's office - but I saw that happen in Nigeria - years ago before talk of Joshua Dariye pocketing money meant for a whole state. OBJ has now surrounded himself with Harvard-trained economists paid in hard currency - in his mind, they don't come better than that. Let his economists or those here tell us how/why fiscal controls for Oyinbos are too complex or won't work for Nigeria.