Chude Jideonwo’s article titled; ““Who tax don epp?” Nigeria’s Chude Jideonwo raises hard questions on tax and governance” was featured in ‘Nerve Africa’.
You can read the full post here: https://thenerveafrica.com/3310/who-tax-don-epp-nigerias-chude-jideonwo-raises-hard-questions-on-tax-and-governance/
For much of its life, Nigeria has been run on oil money. Our oil addiction took off fully in the 1970s, and we have not looked back. Like a junkie who sells all the family jewels to sustain its habit, Nigeria gradually abandoned the things that made it great. And we might want to gloss over it because we are to be polite here, but you know it as much as I do: many of the people who have spoken over the past few hours supervised our common wealth, and they did so with irresponsibility as their governing principle.
Even through price collapses of the 80s and the low prices for nearly all of the 1990s, we were not shaken out of our addiction. Now, over 18 months into the most recent bust, the long and short of the times we live in now is this: Low oil prices mean our government is looking for money. Everywhere. From everybody. At once.