Exactly two months ago, I wrote an article titled, “Two reasons why Nigeria doesn’t work (Part I).” Since it was published, people have persuaded me to complete the next part. Each week, I ask the newsroom what I should write about, and the replies have been the same since February, “the part II of why Nigeria doesn’t work.”
At the end of March, I finally tried to do it, but I ended up writing about the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)—surprise, surprise. The objective was to talk about inconsistent policies as one reason Nigeria doesn’t work. But the CBN had just provided a perfect example with the exchange rate, so I focused on them instead of Nigeria as a whole.
This week, I asked around for story ideas again, and even my friends asked for “the part II for that story you wrote.” It is not that the article was