Nigeria and Yar’Adua’s Self-Discovery
“In one unusual moment of self-chastisement, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua regretted Nigeria’s non-invitation to the just concluded G20 Summit in London. Addressing the 47th National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last Thursday, Yar’Adua said: “I must say that today is a sad day for me. And I think it should be for all Nigerians, when 20 leaders in the leading countries in the world are meeting and Nigeria is not there…” (read story here)
The G-20 brings together industrial important industrial and emerging market countries from all regions of the world… (see G-20)
Yar ‘Adua’s statement indicates that he (and/or) Nigerians should feel sorry they got left out of the G-20 party.
Under Obasanjo, would Nigeria have been invited to the G-20 summit?
Does Yar’ Adua need more political bravado to be recognized on the world stage?
Is the state of the Nigerian economy to blame?
What constitutes an “important emerging market economy?”
Why wasn’t Nigeria at the very least invited as an “observer nation?”
Questions, questions…. cp-debate.
Further reading: Reuben Abati – A sad Yar’Adua and the G-20 summit