The All Progressives Congress is committed to a Nigeria that achieves its full potential and promise. We work towards a nation that is economically and socially vibrant, peaceful, just and secure.
The year 2014 is already off to a dramatic start with allegations of massive fraud to the tune of about $20 billion (N3.6 trillion) being leveled against the NNPC for failure to remit oil revenue earnings for a period of 19 months. As soon as the revelations gained traction, the governor of the Central Bank was illegally removed, and as usual whenever Jonathan’s government is under pressure, the wanton killings of Nigerians escalated in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.Add a comment
The Presidential Economic Team of 2003 to 2007 which I was privileged to be a member had a running joke â€“ that the NNPC was an independent federal republic on its own totally separate from and way superior to the Nigeria we all worked for! This joke was our way of criticising the way and manner the NNPC not only sells crude oil as an agent on behalf of the government of the federa-tion as in its enabling law, but even then felt entitled to spend as much of the proceeds of sale as it deemed fit.
Many in Nigeria today may not remember the name of Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, but if there was any opposition to the military regimes of the eighties and nineties, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) under him definitely represented a voice of resistance to those governments' excesses.
Shortly after Dr. Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as president, many recognized a modes opera do of deliberate division, destruction of trust existing between the various ethnic and religious groups that make up our country, and the wholesome attempts at conversion of traditional and social media to deplete societal cohesiveness.