September 14, 2016
Black man admits black people are late a lot, and that contributes to lack of success
“African time is primarily responsible for the underdevelopment in Africa,” argues Abiodun. Meetings are delayed; concerts don’t start on time; timetables for buses are nonsense. At 19, Abiodun won an internship at a Lagos State ministry, and on his first day, he rolled in before the office opened at 8 a.m. The factotums sauntered in around 9:30 a.m.; their bosses a half-hour later. While Abiodun designed TAMS for government use, he says he pivoted swiftly to small and medium-size enterprises after finding the public sector incorrigible. The ministry did not respond to repeated requests for comment.