Nigeria’s failing as a nation is not the work of God. When Nigerian political economist, Claude Ake, boldly said Nigeria or Africa was never designed to be successful as modern societies, economically or politically, so many scoffed at him but he was not just right, he was absolutely right. Nigeria was designed to fail and its intellectual and political elites more than anyone else has been at the forefront of negotiating and perpetrating this unstoppable failure. In fact, the Nigerian intellectual elite love the chains of failure that guarantees their society’s failure as they perennially profit very handsomely from it. Continue reading
Dr Cal Amayo, of the Ethiope Foundation, has awakened a team of medical and non-medical professionals at meeting recently to a hopeful fact by announcing to them that Nigeria as a democratic nation has the capacity, infrastructure and personnel to provide adequate basic to medium (and in some areas advanced) levels of health services to its citizens, albeit, using a novel integrated approach that is practical, workable and affordable. The product of thorough previous and recent (and ongoing) research “Coordinating Health Care in Nigeria: Disasters, Emergencies and Routines”, Dr Amayo emphatically stated that the only thing lacking in the provisions of Nigerians with good accessible and affordable health care is good “coordination through incentives” between institutions and participants within the sector. Though given a brief introduction, we look forward to understanding how the interplay of coordination and incentives can significantly improve the provision of health care services both quantitatively and qualitatively, simultaneously. Dr Amayo’s announcement at the meeting in question was not the subject of discussion; it will be at the next meeting.
The details and techniques employed in Dr Amayo’s new approach to health services coordination in Nigeria of shall be analysed and reviewed on here in the very near future.