It was a happy occasion. A small party in a home. A motley group of Nigerians in the diaspora. Some were self employed, some worked in international organizations and others worked in multinational and national corporations. There were a few non-Nigerians too. Everyone in the small group had something to say about how Nigeria could be better.
At the centre of the discussion was a former Minister from Nigeria. He thought that some of the ideas expressed were not doable “in the Nigerian context”. He spoke endlessly of the things that he tried to do whilst he was in government often to no avail because of entrenched interests.
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