We requested that readers should provide the list of all billionaires in Nigeria known to them and how they got to be wealthy. Below is what we have:->

 



1. Anthony Elumelu

2. Jim Ovia

3. Enoch Adeboye

4. Afe Babalola

5. Tonye Cole

6. Femi Aluko

7. Seyi Makinde

8. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

9. Igho Shanomi

10. Ibrahim Babangida

11. Amaechi Rotimi

12. Late Abba Kyari

13. Femi Otedola

14. Aliko Dangote

15. Bola Shagaya

16. Olusola Saraki

17. Dino Melaye

18. Yaya Bello

19. Nasiru El Rufai

20. Bola Tinubu

21. Segun Obasanjo

22. Seyi Tinubu

23. Wale Tinubu

24. Ali Modu Sheriff

25. Mallam Indimi

26. Folorunso Alakija

27. Coshas Maduka

28. Okoya of Eleganza

29. The Abachas

30. Abdusalami Abubakar

31. Adams Oshiomhole

32. Babatunde Raji Fashola

33. Arthur Eze

34. Emeka Ofor

35. David Oyedepo

36. Mohammed Inuwa

37. Abubakar Maina

38. Mohamed Buhari

39. T. Y. Danjuma

40. Uduaghan Emma

41. Orji Kalu

42. Allen Onyema

43. Rochas Okorocha

44. Peter Obi

45. Celestine Ebubeogu

46. Michael Adenuga

47. Atiku Abubakar

Discussion

Group 1 Billionaires

Out of the 47 names mentioned, 24 of them held office directly and their wealth is only linkable to the era in which they were in office, we thus cautiously concluded that over 50% of the recognizable billionaires in Nigeria obtained their wealth by having held some political office of sorts, these people have no known industry of note, they're not known to employ up to 500 persons nor have firms turning over huge volumes annually. 

Group 2 Billionaires

There are 10 persons in this group, these are people known to have made it good by being very close associates of some that had held office, they have never held office but have been extremely close to those that did and their wealth is linkable to the era in which their principals held office, they make up about 18% of the population of study. 

Group 3 Billionaires

There are also 10 persons in this group, these people are not known to have held office nor have the arrival of their wealth been linked with anyone that held office at any era, these people make up about 18% of the statistical distribution, they have known industries and firms with pedigree, employers of labour and contributing to human development, leaders of the religious groups are grouped here. 

Group 4 Billionaires

There are 3 persons in this group, never held office in any way but their beginnings are hazy, they are somewhat linked to those that have held office but we couldn't be certain, they are smart, grey and undefined and need to be more researched, decent enough but sufficiently grey to attract sidelong looks. 

From the fore-going, we could infer that those that exploit this unfortunate structure wrought by a most unfortunate constitution make up about 70% of the population.

These are people who do not manufacture one item, do not employ labour, do not pay appreciable taxes and contribute little to the economy but misery!!! 70% of the billionaires have their fangs deeply sunk into the juicy flesh of the treasury.

Only about 30% in the population of study bear the brunt of providing employment, adding value and reducing the poverty of Nigerians!

That's the unfortunate nature of the Nigerian structure, that's the system some neophytes in Nigeria want to murder themselves for, that's the ugly system uninformed Nigerians validate with their votes every four years, that's the disaster we are upholding in the name of constitution, that's the corruption we pretend to fight while the structure is dedicated ONLY to corruption!!!. 

And it's those 70% we unfortunately label as leaders, if they are the leaders, where then are the criminals? Those cannibals are leading us straight to hell.

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