News: Nigeria 12/20/06
December 20, 2006
your concerns and encouragement when bandits broke into Initiative for
Public Policy Analysis’s (IPPA) office four weeks ago.
revealed the intention of the criminals: to cripple IPPA’s activities and
break the organisation resolved to seek practical solutions to multitude
of problems militating against building a prosperous nation. We have
further remained emboldened to continue the work we do.
subsequent paragraphs, IPPA would like to further seek your support for
the critical and urgent work of the organisation. Since 2001, the
organisation has become Nigeria’s premier free market organisation. We
need to do all we can to explain to majority of people that Nigeria and
indeed Africa does not need foreign aid to develop and that what is vital
is creating a business friendly environment with a clear and greater role
for the private sector to drive the economy.
“Why Informal Business Springs up in Nigeria” and “Pension Reform in
Nigeria.” This is in addition to the publishing the Nigeria version of
Johan Norberg’s award-winning book: “In Defence of Global Capitalism.”
These projects were slated for publication this December. That was
thwarted by IPPA office break in. Eventually these publications would go
to the press in the first quarter of 2007.
award-winning Free Market Odyssey, Jonathan Gullible, Ken Schoolland.
While in Nigeria, IPPA organised several high-profile speaking engagements
for him including his lecture at the prestigious Lagos Business School,
the University of Lagos and media interview.
entries received and prizes that were offered.
Poverty.” The six month study in collaboration with Independent Institute
examined a group of people mostly women who engaged in selling and
designing of a locally made cloth, popularly called Adire. The business
has actually succeeded in lifting them out of poverty far more than other
interventions embarked upon by all tiers of government.
Enterprise. The magazine is awashed with incisive commentaries and
articles. The first two issues had already been published. Its
publication, which is for now monthly would hopefully, depending on
availability of resources be, published bi-monthly from the second quarter
of next year. In the first quarter of 2007, the official website of The
Enterprise magazine would equally be launched.
development of any nation. A sick people cannot work. To halt this trend
and create hope where none seems to exist, IPPA collaborated with Free
Africa Foundation to flag off the pilot programme of Malaria Free Zones in
West Africa by spraying the communities with insecticides, partnering with
a local drug maker to provide malaria drugs to the communities.
Nigeria and one village in Benin Republic. In addition, IPPA has further
assisted the villages to identify economically viable businesses that the
inhabitants can engage in to generate additional incomes.
for the next year, the organisation needs funds and your support to really
make that happened. If you had been reading our newsletters and now our
online magazine that goes to over 7,000 plus people then you know how
critical and important the work of IPPA in environment such as ours.
programs (such as conferences, seminars, and workshops across the nation)
as well as private and small group meetings with opinion-molders, the
media, and policy-makers.
IPPA would not have been able to achieve what it had achieved over the
years without your support.
requesting you to support its efforts to expand its programs and
activities in 2007.
Holiday Season and all the best of 2007.
Initiative for Public Policy Analysis
Cell:080 2302 5079
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