Ehn free me joor. It was a catchy title… So I want to ask does Nigeria have five heads or is it simply the Devils playground? Listen to me first or more like read what I am saying first – don’t start shouting God forbid.
So when you say things like why is Nigeria different from the West, you get shitty or crappy answers like – America is 200 years old you can’t compare Nigeria to that. Well newsflash there is a productive nation we can compare Nigeria to, Its called Singapore. The nation is 50 years old, so its a fair comparison no?
When Singapore was forced to be independent – it had prior colonial masters and then it was kicked out of Malaysia. You read correctly kicked out- its GDP per Capita during independence was $500 the same as Ghana – in 2015 it is $50,000, Nigeria is currently at $6,000. Please we need answers because I don’t even want to try and figure out Nigeria’s GDP at the point of independence – if I go on the NBS site- I am unlikely to find it.
Singapore is also culturally diverse – so before you say they don’t have ethnic issues, they do – however non-discriminatory policies were legislated into their constitution. If you want to say one man has led the entire country for donkey years, he had a slew of advisors and most importantly the Singaporeans were all willing to make sacrifices.
Singapore has no natural resources, so it pretty much rolled up it’s sleeves and did a lot of damn hard work. “I am trying to create a first world oasis from a third world situation” – Lee Kuan Yew (Singapore’s founding Leader). The country is in the top five global economies with zero natural resources- so what happened to not just Nigeria, but pretty much the entire damn continent of Africa? Mugabe has been in power for like 40 years along with some others – visionless if you ask me.
I am not one of those people that believes democracy is for every nation – however are Africans just greedy and selfish? Or is it a lack of vision?
I am a firm believer that “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children“- author Unkown.
Please share your thoughts.
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