In Nigeria, one of the quickest way to get the government’s attention and the same draw patronage is when businesses come together to form associations. These associations are typically Cabals as all they do is get the government to protect their industries while stifling innovation. But that’s a topic for another day.
More recently, a Cabal called the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria, APBN, as thrown its hat into the ongoing recession in Nigeria. Vanguard reported them as claiming that the current recession is not as bad and thought. We can understand that some people just want to be heard but claiming the recession is not as bad as painted, well that’s a new low.
The funniest part of the group’s submission was this quote by Outgoing-President/Chairman in Council of the body, Mr. Gabriel Fasoto. Feel free to interpret this however you feel.
“It is only the harmonisation of these resources that we (Nigeria) need and only the professionals can assist government to quickly get out of the current situation. We have everything it requires to get out of this mess.
“It was recently we discovered that government was not taking us seriously, we then felt the need to come together as a united front and then proffer suggestions to government.
“It took time before government realised that they are supposed to take professionals more seriously. I want to assure you that they have increased the number of professionals in the country’s affairs. We are partnering with them, and we believe that they will take our advices more seriously than ever before.”