New York Times
30 May 2011
By JEFFREY D. SACHS
In my conversations with President Jonathan — who took the oath of office on Sunday — and with government ministers, leading businesspeople and representatives of civil society groups, I felt a firm determination to ensure that this time, in this decade, Nigeria fulfills its potential to become an African economic powerhouse and a member of the world’s leading emerging economies. In practical terms,
Nigeria would like to make the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and — the BRINCS by the end of the decade. South Africa
To those who only know
as a country that squanders its oil wealth, this ambition might seem outlandish. But for those of us who have had the chance to work with its leadership, this goal seems fully with reach. Nigeria
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