AJ’s triumph analogous to renewed hope for Nigeria

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By Akinbowale Alabi

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I find Nigeria’s situation like the pre-AJ/Ngannou bout. Several people questioned why AJ accepted to fight Ngannou, afraid of the likely aftermath of him losing the fight. I had to differ with all on this based on my belief that champions are only those who dared. AJ dared, and is now regaining his respect, besides the financial perks, and all.

We all desire the savour of a prosperous and working system, but are afraid of a truly capitalist society. I think we need to weigh the pros and cons acutely, then bite the bullet. We want uninterrupted power supply, but at the same time we’re fearful of having the investors come in to do it like the business it is meant to be. Let’s cast our minds back to the days of NITEL, compare it with the early days of GSM, and then with what obtains now. Thing is we cannot eat our cake, yet want to keep it. There’ll definitely be false starts, capitalist exploitation, and some negatives, but it’ll eventually turn out better. Definitely the cost may be draconian, but it tends to improve business, personal revenues, and ultimately improve lifestyle and living. The biting early effects on citizens and reactions thereof are partly why sociologists are coming to the conclusion that democracy isn’t the best form of government, because the majority always prefer welfarism which has proven over time to be contradictory to progressivism in the society.

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Alabi writes fro Lagos

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