Over-regulation is bad for democracy. Nigeria should stop it

Nigerians are recently confronted with a barrage of new bills even as the pandemic hits hard at the economy. The government seems to be more involved with people’s daily and personal lives with its oft-needless regulations.

The Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), for instance, is made to increasingly regulate not only profit-making corporate organizations but also religious bodies and non-governmental organizations. While the recently introduced water bill only seeks to concentrate water use and regulation in the hands of the federal government, it goes as far as determining whether private individuals can dig boreholes in their own homes….

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