THE DEAD HORSE THEORY – Nigeria

This brilliant post was presented on my free WordPress blog as far back as year 2012. I present it here at this time because it still rings true and relevant.
 
 It is a piece written on facebook post by Ovie Albert a medical colleague. The Dead Horse Theory describe allegorically, the current and ever constant confusion and insincerity of the Nigerian government.
 
 Please read on:
 
 “What’s truly happening in Nigeria; “Dead Horse Theory”
 
 Tribal wisdom of Dakota Indians: when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, your best strategy is to dismount.
 
 However, in business and in {NIGERIAN} Government, more advanced strategies are often employed such as:
 
 Buying a stronger (and more expensive) whip.
 
 Changing riders.
 
 Appointing a committee to study the horse.
 
 Arranging trips to other countries to see how other cultures ride dead horses.
 
 Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
 
 Reclassifying the horse as living-impaired.
 
 Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
 
 Harnessing several dead horses together to increase efficiency.
 
 Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead horses performance.
 
 Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horses performance.
 
 Declaring that the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than some live horses.
 
 Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.
 
 …and of course:
 
 Promoting dead horse to a supervisory position.”
 
 
 
 
 – Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *