Name: Sadiq Abdullateef
Organisation: Triumph Publishing Company Limited
In the course of my work as an investigative journalist/reporter, I have managed to report local and national stories ranging from fraud in power, marketing and public finance. Normally, I do deeply investigate a single topic of interest, and as of this year, it is often involving crime, political corruption, or a scandal. For the recent one, its about a Local Government Authority and some trader association, I spend months researching and preparing a report, which took the form of an exposé. That is just virtually my work here. And for my interest. The petroleum-based economy of Nigeria, long hobbled by political instability, corruption, and poor macroeconomic management, is undergoing substantial economic reform under the new civilian administration. Nigeria's former military rulers failed to diversify the economy. The economy has overdependence on the capital-intensive oil sector, which provides 20% of GDP, 95% of foreign exchange earnings, and about 65% of government revenues. The largely subsistence agricultural sector has not kept up with rapid population growth, and Nigeria, once a large net exporter of food, now imports some of its food products. I hope to use the knowledge benefitted from any of the program to enlighten the general public on the vast non-chalant attitude of our present leaders towards economy development, the only thing lacking presently in the country is media propagation on the unjust treatment of the Nigerian economy sector.