The village has always been the conventional unit of communal living in Nigeria and other parts of the world. The typical village is small, comprising close-knit social groups and individuals that number in the tens, or at most, low hundreds.

In a village, people live close to one another, and derive strength in their communal methods of living, working and protecting their society. Further, the management and governance of the community is simpler than in urban areas because the village requires smaller administrative systems.

Much of the work we do at MIDATCO is built on the widely accepted philosophy of using small, modular systems, such as a village, as building blocks for developing the greater society, in this case, Nigeria.

This idea is called abulecentrism, a term coined by MIDATCO Group Chairman, Professor Olurinde Lafe, and it guides the development of most of our projects.

Abulecentrism is rapid societal development catalyzed at the local community level. The tools of said development include power/energy systems, information and communication technologies, human capacity, real estate, agriculture, industrialization and more.

Abulecentrism is a practical development model for an emerging economy since attempts at managing large systems have historically proven to be inefficient and constitute single points of failure.


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