Nigeria on hold

David Knott London Nigeria's new president, Olusegun Obasanjo, effectively put a chunk of his country's economy on hold by canceling all contracts made since Jan. 1 by his predecessor. On May 29, Obasanjo became the first democratically elected president of Nigeria in 15 years, having vowed to clean up the country's notoriously corrupt government and industry (OGJ, Mar. 8, 1999, p. 38). The contracts freeze is intended to reassure Nigeria's creditors, particularly the International Monetary Fund, that Obasanjo is prepared to take tough action to stop projects leaking money. While this may reassure the money-men, foreig...

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