Decentralizing the Nigerian Society

Decentralizing the Nigerian Society
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Decentralized Nigeria: A Plan

(My thoughts may seem incoherent and disorganized, but that is what they are in essence, just thoughts. I spill out a few of my musings)

   We need to stop relying on western post-industrialization economic and governmental models. These systems are not native to our land and are not operable.

I propose we push for a more decentralized society. Where resources and the control of those resources are distributed among Nigerians. We are at a special time in human history, where technological and socio-political shifts are causing people to demand better livelihoods. Nigeria, and by extension Africa is in a perfect position. We have been witnesses of a failed world system, we have seen how the cosmetics of western ideas have blown in the faces of its adherents. We are stakeholders in this dying ecosystem, we see as our environment has suffered in the hands of brutal capitalism. Nigeria is able to learn from the mistakes of industrialization and fashion out a unique future for ourselves.

The intersection of various modern technologies like solar energy, battery storage tech and blockchain tech means that we don’t have to build coal plants or compromise our environment and commonwealth for the ‘Chinese miracle’. Widespread use of the internet has brought about an empowerment of people on many levels. It has effectively a new platform for governance.

These world events among others point to a decentralization of power and resources. This may worry some currently in power and rightly so. Gross inequality and the rise of crime is a telling sign that everyone should be involved in this economic reality.

The old social contract has failed. Like a snake shedding off its skin, Nigeria’s old society is crumbling, fading away. To make way for a new crop of individuals, institutions and corporations.

It is time to Transcend

>> Any comments or corrections, clarifications are very welcome 🙂

March 29, 2018

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Emmanuel Adebambo
Emmanuel Adebambo

There is great need to decentralize the Nigerian system in terms of resource control, revenue generation & service and security. Every state should control the resources generated within their boundaries while revenue that accrues from such resources are shared with the federal government in a 60:40 percentage ratio. The sharing of revenue with the government at the center should in all cases also follow the 60:40 percentage. We need depart from a retrogressive system in which the federal government takes all the revenues and share it as it like among member states wherein some undeserving states gets more than they actually deserve since their contribution to the national economy is very little or insignificant. There is also the need to decentralize the security arm by endorsing the state security force (State Police). There can be federal security force but this should exercise its power within a lawful boundary, in a duely constituted member state of Nigeria. Howbeit, this decentralization calls for a major amendment of the Nigeria constitution.

Nnedi
Nnedi

I strongly believe this ideology!

Franklin Kalu
Franklin Kalu

I want to be updated and make a comment

Franklin Kalu
Franklin Kalu

@ Ade Akula, you got it, I have stressed this point everywhere I can, Prof will be the best president that Nigeria will have in a restructured Nigeria, He will only be an "ok" president with the status quo. The truth also is that we need to stop blaming the West, because in reality we have not copied their system, Tell me, is Nigeria practicing the system of government like we have it in the U.S? the true answer is NO! U.S is decentralized, the guy that lives in Montana could really careless about who the president is, Even some of us that lives in Houston could careless about who the state governor is, who we really care about is the Major of Houston. When you mention New York, most people immediately think of New York city, and most people don't even know that NYC is just a city in the state of New York, that it is not even the capital, same thing goes for Las Vegas, it is just a small city in Nevada, and it is not even the state capital. How about UK, how is that country constituted? different countries united, which is pretty much the same thing in the U.S. Different states United. But in Nigeria, we have a suffocating unitary system that has rendered the states, the local governments useless, where the states wait every month for a handout from the center. So, if we will stop and even try the so called Western system, decentralize the country (coded word for restructuring) and if after 10 years or even 5 years, if Nigeria is not on a part to becoming a "Developed Nation" then you can come up with any other system. I like Prof, he is the most qualified of all those in the ring at the moment, but even if he becomes the president of Nigeria and within his first year Nigeria is not restructured, 90% of all his brilliant ideas will never be implemented and he will struggle throughout his tenure as the president and might succeed as an "ok" president. So, my advise is, when Prof comes in, and in his inaugural speech, say to Nigerians," that to move this country forward, we must do first thing first, Start immediately, this month; set up a committee that will come up with modalities for restructuring this country, and what ever the case maybe, this country will be fully and completely restructured by the end of 2019". Then, the exodus of Nigerians in the diaspora will begin, and we will all be amazed at what Nigeria will become the remaining 3 years of Prof's leadership as the president of Nigeria, and no one will stand a chance to compete with him for send term.

Ochuba Ibe Ochuba
Ochuba Ibe Ochuba

Plain and simple, Nigeria needs to be decentralized.

Momoh Osezua
Momoh Osezua

I am signing this because it is only way to correct the system error

Owolabi ThankGod
Owolabi ThankGod

The solution is decentralization I currently belong to one platform that allows you earn through writing and trust me you can invest in it but however , the most important part is that you can't hide whatever you have, it's a platform that decentralizes everything, it's technological and it's working, let's go sir , I am in support of this. The platform is steemit.com , it's high time we save the society from this crops of corrupt leaders. CEO o3schools.com Owoblow

Samson Saint
Samson Saint

Every Tom, Sick and Harry knows that restructuring is the way to go for Nigeria but who will bell the cat? I think Prof Kingsley Moghalu is the right man for the job.

Precious Omoruxi
Precious Omoruxi

I am signing this solution because it is high time to try an alternative solution and do things differentlx for a different result! Yes restructuring is key. Structures can hinder or promote ability and motivation!

Ajayi Babatunde
Ajayi Babatunde

Prof. has what the Nation need to move forward.

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