5 May 2016
Every Nigerian is supposed to wake up every morning with the hope that things are definitely going to get better in light of all the promises of change. Yes! Nigerians sure knows that change does not come in a day and that a process would have to lead up to it; a process which may not necessarily be convenient. The problem however is that Nigerians are yet to see the process in motion.
It was a
bittersweet deeply saddening experience for Nigerians when they saw that while Nigeria is on a target to start producing pencils by 2018, another country, Dubai, is targeting having driverless cars by 2030.
Below are the images that have been circulating to this effect on Twitter:
Nigerians need to be critically concerned about this. At this point, Nigerians should be asking questions as to what exactly is government plan for the growth of technology in Nigeria. For Nigeria to be making a success story out of targeting production of pencils by 2018 while another country is looking at having driverless cars by 2030, there is serious need for Nigerians to be worried.
As it is, some Nigerians are making a joke of the report; but really, the report should be of utmost concern to them. However, it could be that Nigerians are making a joke of the report for the sake of their sanity.
Some questions to ask is that, if pencil is Nigeria’s target for 2018, what would be the target for 2030, umbrella? What were we doing all these years?