Anietie-Effiong: Our disagreement on the WEF rankings
IT is not my intention to be adversarial, as we actually have a working relationship with both the Nigerian Economic Summit group and the World Economic forum. However, I am compelled to set the record straight as the article by Foluso Phillips, titled More on the WEF rankings, published in The Guardian of September 12, 2014 contained misconceptions, inaccuracies and fundamentally flawed assertions. I would not go to the extent of characterising the response as subornation, however, in the context of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) being the World Economic Forum (WEF) partner institute, even the purblind can understand the reaction.
The NCCN’s response to WEF is not borne out of patriotic vituperation but rather cold analysis. Clearly, we are very familiar with the details and methodology of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) – Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) publication. With due respect, I find the insinuation that we are unfamiliar with the cut-off date or methodology condescending.