Panoro Energy is exiting Nigeria following an agreement to sell all of its interest in OML 113, offshore Nigeria, to PetroNor. On the other hand, PetroNor will take over a lead technical and management role for the project to progress it to the next phases. […]
The increasing rate at which crimes are being committed by married men and women in Nigeria is alarming. There has been a shift from the unmarried to the married in crimes. Crimes committed by the married are not as visible and glaring as when committed by the unmarried.
In most offices whether private or public owned businesses, a lot of married workers do not depend on their salaries any more. A large chunk of these married people are into one racket or the other. They are involved in serious side business that short-changes the companies they work for. The rate of stealing and diverting businesses from the companies is rampant.
In government ministries, bribery and corruption tops the list of crimes committed. From the lowest ranking officer to the highest director there is no one that can be fully exempted from these illegal dealings. Family men and women want to meet up in terms of their responsibilities and duties towards providing for their families.
As family bills begin to rise, a lot of families can no longer fulfill responsibilities with their meager salary. These bills include housing, education, power, transportation, food etc.
A country where the government cannot provide the basic amenities, the next thing is for families to look for alternative means to provide these amenities for themselves. Apart from the search for alternative means to these amenities, those families who were living fake lives or lives of lies find it difficult to shift downward when things began to be more expensive and within their reach. The only way to sustain that false status is to improve in their method of stealing.
The wise family men and women have sought for other means of creating income to support their families. The solution is creating and seeking other streams of income. In Nigeria, the corrupt politicians have made people to no longer believe in hard work. The race for quick money has taken over.
The religious bodies have further encouraged the act of stealing through their prosperity messages. They have made a lot of their followers to believe that in any way you get your wealth it is acceptable as long as you bring their own share. Both Christians and Muslims indulge in secret crimes to make ends meet and live a life of status. Parents continue to pay expensive school fees for their children that are way above their salaries in private schools because the government owned schools have nothing to offer. Government schools are poorly funded and teachers not well paid.
The government should start looking at the masses and do something. There should be provision of adequate housing, power and other basic amenities. Government schools should be well funded and teachers encouraged taking their jobs seriously by good welfare packages. It is when public schools become more competitive that the expensive fees of the private schools will begin to drop. Provision of adequate housing will force greedy landlords to drop rents.
Another way of combating these problems is to encourage parents in both government and private owned organizations to embrace other streams of income that will not affect their duties. They should invest in lucrative wealth creating ventures. There should be re-orientation of workers on the dangers of planning one’s life with extras rather than the regulars they receive. Living a moderate lifestyle is easy to adjust during a shift than an expensive one based on false impression.