Columns and Opinions across Nigerian Newspapers

Fallacy of Nigeria’s wealth - It is often common for Nigerian leaders and ordinary citizens to describe Nigeria as a ‘rich country’. Some even use the phrase ‘very rich country’ to describe the nation. But this is a conceptual mistake. There is no doubt that the word ‘rich’ encompasses wealth in mineral and human resources and that Nigeria has natural resources enough to truly make it a rich nation. But the point remains that when people make that assertion,