Felix Oti's Blog – December 2015 Archive (2)

The 2016 Nigerian Budget: Analysis and Concerns

Like many Nigerians, I watched President Muhammadu Buhari deliver his 2016 budget presentation to the Nigerian national Assembly on Tuesday, December 22, 2016. Like I always do with many of these budget speeches every year, I printed out the full text the following day, Wednesday 23rd, so I can read and fully digest the fine details.

First, an N6.08tr budget in a period where the price of oil is selling below $40 a barrel is a bit ambitious; especially given the dwindling…

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Added by Felix Oti on December 24, 2015 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Effects of Migrant Workers on the Local Labor Market & Economy

The frustration on the face of the site supervisor is palpable; the project is running behind schedule and over-budget. His problem is the work ethics of the local labor force. To create temporary employment for the local youth population, the Ahoada local government in Rivers State had instructed the contractor handling a hospital project to employ auxiliary and non-technical labor from this specific pool. Therefore, daily labor like masonry, block molding, foundation work, and site…

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Added by Felix Oti on December 11, 2015 at 10:51pm — No Comments

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