La privatización del gobierno de Nigeria

Nigeria puede ser audaz diplomáticamente, como lo demuestra su ofrecimiento de asilo al Presidente Charles Taylor de Liberia. Audacia similar va a necesitar para cambiar completamente su moribunda economía.

Nigeria es un paradigma de desarrollo fracasado. Sus ingresos medios figuran entre los más bajos del mundo. La pobreza es endémica, pues más de tres cuartas partes de los nigerianos viven con menos de dos dólares de los Estados Unidos al día y la distribución de la renta es la más sesgada del mundo a favor de los ricos. El dos por ciento de los nigerianos de la cumbre ganan lo mismo que el 55 por ciento de la base.

Ahora que Nigeria está a punto de enterrar los espectros de sus pasadas dictaduras, ha llegado el momento de hacer reformas audaces. Sus dirigentes deben centrarse en una cuestión decisiva: la gestión de los ingresos por el petróleo de Nigeria.

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