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 🙂