Iran's Visit : Sleeping With The Enemy

Nigeria's  not so new government has not got a handle on things 6 months into the job. There are many reasons for this drifts that are often paused by pesky announcements and child like promises.

The government is dissipating money and energy on what management consultants call  the trivial many while ignoring the vital few

Nigeria's president was in Iran last week for a "meeting of gas exporting countries".While he was away, his priory campaign area, Security, was repeatedly tested by suicide bombers".
On coming back,nothing changed except that more people are groaning from economic pains.

His much anticipated cabinet does not work .For instance, why did he not send his deputy oil minister? The cabinet does not work because for a twisted reason,Nigerians have built a cult around Mr Buhari .Namely that government is about him. So there is no focus but daily dalliance that amounts  to nothing.
Iran that the president visited is in a business sense an enemy .It does not co-operate with Nigeria in anything; even in Oil and Gas matters.

Last night,Monday, Ayatolah who received the Russian President,VladimIr Putin ,announced that it would be the region's largest exporter to Europe   in the next 10 years .It will overtake Russia Itself. .Its guest.
President Buhari, by contrast,  only" charges marketers on proper pricing of gas"

Iran's  ambition does not include Nigeria;  their strategy will even hurt NIgeria as It cuts prices steeply.
In fact the visit of the Russian President,the first in 8 years, was a call to financial arms. It was a priority meeting on how to short change other players in the Gas business. They aim to do this by cutting prices that would harm countries like Nigeria.

For an economy that has a Western leaning, visiting Iran is a strategic mistake. Too much friendship with Iran via BRICS brought down South Africa.

Nigeria does not need friends. It needs allies. And fast..
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