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Nigeria’s political campaigns may lack depth or clarity, costs are sky-rocketting

January 23, 2015

Nigeria

How Much Will Nigerian Political Campaigns Cost? – afkinsider.com
By Dana Sanchez
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015. 12:42 a.m. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Nigeria’s political campaigns may lack depth or clarity, costs are sky-rocketting”

  1. Femi Aborisade Says:

    The opportunity costs as well as the social costs of the political campaigns constitute alternative ways of assessing the costs of posters, rallies, etc. The opportunity costs of those campaigns include unpaid government worker salaries and wages for several months, unpaid minimum wages, abandoned capital projects, etc. The social costs include the distortion and destruction of the values of the youths who have come to the conclusion that being at the service of the politicians at this time is the only way in which they can either survive or “make it’ in life if the party/politicians they support and/or rig for should win.

    The social costs thus constitute more devastating negative effects than the costs of posters, adverts and rallies.
    Femi Aborisade

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    • emotanglobal Says:

      Very true, Mr. Aborisade, and so one wonders how long these distortions can go on? So even if the elections do hold and a winner emerges, how can this be checked as it is definitely not sustainable?

      As you remarked, salaries are being owed, and these are for several months. The free-for all that has led to humongous debt loads at state and the so-called “federal” level show the abuse of “executive” power by governors and the legislators who approve the “federal” cap-in-hand. I know this may be off the point here but I’ve long stopped mentioning Okonjo Iweala but one cannot but continue to wonder what the hell she’s doing as economy director about these leaks in the system.

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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