Feature: 10 Pressing Problems more than Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho


By Ayo Akinfe

[1] Restoring normality to the northeast
[2] Ending kidnapping
[3] Ending this dependency on crude oil
[4] Making our states self-reliant
[5] Increasing distributed power to around 50,000 from the current 4,000MW
[6] Building a national railway network
[7] Opening at least one general hospital in each local government area
[8] Getting Nigeria’s 10m out-of-school children back into full time education
[9] Manufacturing all the basic consumer goods we use like automobiles, mobile phones, laptops, TV sets, fridge freezers, etc
[10] Ending the monetarisation of our politics which is what fuels corruption


Ayo is a London-based journalist who has worked as a magazine and newspaper editor for the last 31 years. He was the founding editor of Nigerian Watch, the UK-based paper for the Nigerian community in the UK.  

He is the current president of Ondo Union UK, the chair of Uncelebrated Nigerian Awards UK and was the chairman of the Nigerian Centenary Awards UK organising committee. He was recently appointed as the Chairman of the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK

He is also the author of two books on Nigeria. Fuelling the Delta Fires is an expose which reveals the depth of the challenges in the Niger Delta, while Black Ladder is a narrative about the life of a Nigerian immigrant in the UK. In addition, Ayo is a columnist for several publishing houses in both Nigeria and the UK.

Ayo has a history degree from the University of Ibadan and I did my post-graduate studies in journalism at the University of Westminster.





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