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Nigerians continue to get caught up in the moment without seeing the bigger picture. I have heard people say that the President really did it for Fashola by giving him three ministries to supervise even after all the backlash. I agree that the President’s intention is to give a competent Mr Fashola a great responsibility however I think the real winners in this game are two of the South Eastern Ministers even though they may not even know it.

Dr Chris Ngige is Minister of Labour and Employment. Labour belongs to the old school so nothing exciting there. However that fact that a new department of Employment has been created should really excite the Minster as it does excite me. I have advanced for the creation of a Federal Ministry of Employment for a while now and I think this President has heard our cries. It is up to Dr Chris Ngige to make it happen. The Employment portfolio is very very very important to the future of Nigeria and the stability of this Administration. So a lot lies on the shoulders of the new Minister.

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu is Minister of Science and Technology and Nigeria seems to be the only country in the entire World that does not seem to take technology seriously. It is technology not oil that has made the United States one of the richest Nations in the World today. It is technology not oil that has made India the third fastest growing economy in the World today. So there is monumental wealth that stands to be gained from Technology. If I were Dr Onu I would be excited as well as there is much to be achieved in the technology area for Nigeria. We can create new wealth far away from the rent seeking hawks who will not allow other departments and other industries to progress.

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