Will State Autonomy In Nigeria’s Resource Management Support Economic Prosperity?
By Gift Eguavoen
The advantages and disadvantages of the centralized management of Nigeria’s natural resource revenue was the subject of discussion on the Just Energy Transition (JET) radio aired on Redemption 101.5FM, Abak, Akwa Ibom State and Quest 93.5Fm, Ughelli, Delta State on the 7th and 8th February, 2023, respectively.
The Topic: Can State autonomy in natural & renewable resource management leapfrog Nigeria to economic prosperity, was extensively analyzed by Uche Igwe, Ph.D, Visiting Fellow Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE), London, and Chinedu Bassey, Program Manager, Civil Society legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in the respective radio stations.
The analysts spoke on some of the major mistakes Nigeria has made with the fossil fuel regime which should be avoided in the green economy and highlighted ways that the centralized systems for resource governance fuel corruption and agitations for resource control among other issues.
The JET radio program is sponsored by Extractive360 in partnership with Spaces for Change (S4C) as part of the project titled ‘From exclusion to inclusion in national just transition plans,’ with support from Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) under the auspices of the Extractive Industry and Climate Change Governance Project Fund. Listen to the complete conversation in the attached recordings