Africa Music Law (AML) #OccupyNigeria Music Industry seeks to chronicle the thoughts, conduct (good or bad) and activities that Nigeria’s music industry professionals engage in during these OccupyNigeria movement. Consistent with the music focus on AML, The industry cares and those who are stepping up and doing something should be recognized. Hopefully it inspires many of you, irrespective of your positions on the removal of fuel subsidy, to get in the game by making a difference in your own corner and way. Please follow me at @uduaklaw or @africamusiclaw or just tweet at me if you are industry folk so I can take a look at what you are doing or saying for potential feature.
Obi Asika Storm 360 Executive shares the following thoughts today on Facebook:
“Leadership is not a popularity contest but about taking difficult decisions for the greater good of the masses.” My key issue is the implementation and the lack of planning, we have been dealing with this for 30years surely we had enough time to plan this better.”
“We Should Not Allow Failures of the Past to define the future” Ngozi Okonjo Iweala today on Ait. In a land largely devoid of leadership herself and SLS seem to be the only ones in govt who can articulate and engage. In my humble opinion the fuel subsidy must go, nothing emotional just economic fact. However the means and manner of the policy implementation are all wrong and have created self-inflicted wounds, and in this situation who will have the capacity to find the middle ground.”
What if: GEJ has announced
A)on Jan 1 that Fuel Subsidy would go in a phased manner over 2 years
B) Massive Public Works Programs in Public Infrastructure, Roads, Healthcare and Education
C)Power Sector Privatisation and National Security Plan
D) Fuel Subsidy, tied to the above plans,
I believe there would have been no strike, no issue, and the govt would have come out ahead but then who am i? The key thing is Govt has to show good faith by delivering power stations, refineries, roads, hospitals, education facilities, i believe our people need to see some actions to convince them that they will not carry the sole burden for the mismanagement of our collective resources.
Your thoughts on what Obi Asika has to say?