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Is Oil A Blessing To Nigeria?

From the era of Oil boom till date,one could have tipped Nigeria to be on peak of development.

Alas the reverse is the case.

Is this Viscous Gold a Beatitude or Curse

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Such a dump question?

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Oil is a curse. It is the glue that keeps us together. If it wasn't any oil, then I bet the Yoruba and the north would go their separate ways and would not give a dammn about the fictional South-South.

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you poll is meaningless but the topic is a good one

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Well, as most people pointed out it is not the oil that is the curse but the leadership of this country although they are not d ones par say constituting the problems at hand but a the spirit that lives in them as they have sold their souls to d devil and he his d one controlling their affairs.The Bible says when the righteous rule the people rejoice but since these ones have chosen d part of destruction they will continue that way until there is a divine intervention.I pray God will help us out.As 4 those in power causing the common man pain they shall also experience pain unlimited.In yoruba"Olopa e wo ni tepe" u may say, but my heart grieves as i type may God give Nigerians succour

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Oil is a curse in Nigeria's case

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Moderator plz change the poll question, the question should either be curse or blessing and not both in one question.

Oil has and always been a blessing to Nigeria, however, it wasn't and still is not managed properly. Nigerian leaders misused her blessings for their own benefit.

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It has been a blessing, only that the blessing has been misused to the benefit of a few.

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In school i was taught that "OIL IS THE DEVIL'S EXCRETA"

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In countries that know what they are doing and occupied by real human beings, YES!

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Nigeria is country blessed by God. The leaders are just allowing the crumbs touch the masses. Oil is a blessing and will be more blessing if and when utilised well.

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Oil shd be a blessing to nigeria, think about it God has blessed nija with a product that the whole world needs but we are not utilising it to our own benefit and not maximising the potentials that come with it.

look at the middle east and what they did with there oil.

E just be like man wey get well but no fit make money from water

But there is a solution and the solution is if we start to refine our oil our selves and sell it to other countries. Do u know the amt of jobs that would produce, God help us but we are not daring that is why we are where we are

Its sad to know that some countries that dont even have oil have more refineries than nigeria.

So i say yet again oil is a blessing if totally utilised

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silly POLL. Please fix it

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After all, you didn't say anything about it.

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definitely hasn't changed the fortunes of millions of the nigeria's people.oil wealth brings great richs and opportunities to relative few elites.The best form of resource is human capital.The oil we have has brought untold hardship and suferings to the people of Nigeria,its a curse rather than a blessing.imagine Nigeria without oil,we would ahve developed other resources, especially human resources.

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We treated somfin like this before. Well for me, it still remains a curse.

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^^^^ and the oil has been able to effect changes to lives?

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Oil is a very big blessing to Nigeria, but religion is a curse to any nation. Guyz dont mistake this with real faith in God. I mean RELIGION! This is when someone in power is wickedly subjecting the whole nation into suffering with all the resources we have and that same person still have the face to go to mosque or church or whatever thing they believe in, to pray to god. ABSOLUTELY RUBBISH! I HATE RELIGION, IT IS A CURSE TO NIGERIA NOT OIL!

THE GREATNESS AND GOODNESS OF A MAN/WOMAN IS NOT MEASURED BY HOW RICH OR EDUCATED YOU ARE, BUT BY YOUR ABILITY TO EFFECT A CHANGE TO SAVE LIVES.

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Its a curse, given to the fact that it has done far more harm than good to us as a people.

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So with most of the view and what has been said, seems like the only way to make the Oil a blessing will be to get rid of the useless leaders, so how do we do that?

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its a blessing but d foolish minds we got made it a curse

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oil is a curse to nigeria, nigeria would have been a better place if oil had not been discovered

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OIL IS A BLESSING FROM GOD MADE TO BE A CURSE BY THE GREEDY MEN IN POWER.

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the pull is not right, but i say it is a great blessing to the country but let us pray to God to open our eyes and direct our leaders to make use of it very well, so by that way all of us will be very happy about it

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Oil is a blessing to me, God knows why he blessed our land with oil and placed us there. we are only being disturbed by Devil sent intruders, parasite from West and North.

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no, its not a blessing.

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Black liquid curse. If you have ever being to the producing communities and states, you will agree that it is a curse.

Wherever you see oil, you see trouble. Hence, what types of country abandons other sectors of the economy and focus on one, abandons other form of revenue and focus on one (oil). Have you ever heard the FGN talk about sharing money generated from sale of groundnut, palm oil, Kolanut e.t.c. except oil. We keep hearing excess crude, crude this, crude that. It is only a cursed nation that does that.

When did only become more important than Agriculture? See, oil is a curse, an example is a man that abandons his wife and children to go after other women, is that man not cursed. The Nigerian nation abandoned other forms of revenue and focused on oil.

OIL IS A CURSE, AND NOT JUST A CURSE, A BLACK CURSE. It has cursed our leaders by blinding them to reason like humans except they hear crude oil.

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Anything abused becomes some sort of 'curse'

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leaders = curse

oil made the leaders to be cursed (it is called oil greed)

country= controlled by leaders

therefore,

oil= curse

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De oyel nah blessing, but some pipol jus tief all de money put for pocket.

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Agreed 100% The Almighty gave the resource and bad leadership messed the whole thing up.

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Oil=Blessing

Our Leaders=Curse

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hahahahahaha.

I will answer YENO, since it is not a complete question.

Oil has been a curse to Nigeria all along, it has not benefited the nation, only the greedy leaders.

It has made many to kill each other, many states has turned against many.

Many states that would have break away cos of greed has decided to stay all cos of oil.

It has made the useless leaders not to fully exercise the potentials of the nations and look into other ways of generating revenue.

It has left other sectors undeveloped.

I think it gave Nigeria power that we weren't ready for.

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Yes, the poll questions makes no sense.

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Mr. moderator, please reframe your poll question. it generates ambiguity. to ask if oil is a blessing or a curse to nigeria and then demand a 'yes' or a 'no' answer makes the question for that poll ambiguous.

For me, i think it is a blessing. nnigeria has only failed to see it so.

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