It will be unrealistic to disagree with you on this statement:
>Nigeria is not Y2K ready.
The Y2K issue is rather world-wide and not many countries can actually say
that they are 100% ready. Even here in the United States, people are afraid
to travel closer to the time and some workers will be paid 3 times their
hourly wages to work around that time. I was watching the news last Sunday
morning about different countries and the Y2K issue. To make the long story
short, they listed the countries that were rated "worst" with Y2K ready and
Nigeria was not one of those. Are my saying that she is Y2K ready? No, but
I'm saying that she is hoping to get there.
>Whether the Minister likes it or not. Whether they issue such
>ridiculous statements or not. Whether a telefone system to speak of
>exists or not. Whether the power system is erratic if working at all,
>or not. Whether you would want to use their airports in the early
>hours of the morning after or not.
I guess it's not what you say but how you say it. You seem rather
disappointed and somewhat concerned. But this is from your visits to
Nigeria. Imagine how people that have to live with this everyday feels.
>Thatīs fact. No measure of hyperventilation is going to make any of
>this go away.
Nigerians are survivors - gifted ones too. We may be down but we'll not
stay down, neither will we be out. We are and will remain hopeful.
>Cliff is totally right is his comments
> > Last year I attended Afrinet '99 in Abuja. There were
> > representatives from numerous African countries, many of which
> > demonstrate significant progress towards using digital
> > communications. It was interesting to hear many of these
> > representatives pleading with and chiding Nigeria. "You have the
> > money. You have the resources. You have the manpower," they were
> > saying. "You should be leading us. Not us leading you!"
> > I agree.
>So do I. In particular Nigeria does have the human resources.
Kelechi Eke, MCP, MCSD
President & CEO
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