The Nigerian government shows oil operators why investing in shale is better value for money than investing it in Nigeria. The current government might get some money out of this or can show its electorate that its tough with foreigners which always goes down well for the moment. But the longterm implications will make Nigeria’s situation worse. But maybe Buhari believes that moe pain will cure the Nigerians from the oil affliction and awaken their entrepreneurial spirits. That would be meta-strategic.