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What Tangible Thing Has The Fg Done The Past 10 Years?

I hope to compile a list, maybe that way we

can give the FG the benefit of doubt that

they are capable of doing anything and are not

just lazy, incompetent and thieving bastards. . .

So any FUNCTIONING new roads, ports,

airports or similar such infrastructure

can be included.

I have spent the whole day thinking about

it but I can't seem to come up with any.

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Giving Bakassi to cameroon and trying harder now to give obudu ranch and environs.

Who say dem no try ni?

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to me, FG has been very wonderful in the following 3 tangible ways;

1. corruption

2. corruption

3. corruption

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I could say lots, but the word here is tangible. Tangible will be stable power supply (must not be 24 hrs but a stable number of hours for a start), health (emergency response inclusive in all state or even federal highway), telecommunication (lower tariff and better services) i could go on and on.

The good thing though is that Nigerians are doing tangible things, just wish the nation can do more.

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There is definitely a real disconnect between what the numbers claim and what is obtained in Nigeria.

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Paddylo,

Thank you for looking on the bright side. You shouldn't argue. Some people are born pessimists who see nothing good about our Country. The English, The Americans, the Chinese, the Indians are all seeing opportunities and taking advantage of it. Some people (Nigerians) are just content to complain and wonder why, No country is utopia. Do your best. Be the change you want to see

Look at what this 20 year old is doing. He lives in Sokoto. Freaking Sokoto not Lagos not Abuja http://www.mukoshy.com/projects/ http://www.ahmadmukoshy.com and http://myonepage.com/MUKOSHY

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@paddy lo

Obama will not be asked what roads he has built perhaps

because all the roads needed to be built have been built.

Comparing the situation in Nigeria and developed economies

serves no purpose whatsoever.

Eisenhower conceived the Interstate highway system, provided

ninety per cent of the funding but states were responsible largely

for the construction. But our FG tried threatened legal action against

a state government attempting to repair a critical highway within its

borders.

The reason I posed this question from the beginning was to show

the total collapse of the FG's ability to actually coordinate and get

anything done amidst all the quangos and MDG's siphoning funds

into private pockets, as the recent case of the power committee proved.

http://www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=180257

Every single sector of the Nigerian economy is in a state of emergency.

Even warzones have it better than we do. Wartime Germany still managed

to provide power despite the heavy bombardment the country suffered

from the allied powers. And your riposte is some useless theory about what a

FG is meant to do.

The FG still has responsibility for roads all over the land, still has responsibility for

numerous secondary schools and universities, policing in all the nooks and

crannies, waterways etc. So it is important we enquire what the FG has done

lately either to augment or maintain the infrastructure under its ambit.

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How about we say in the last 20 years?

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What persentage of the citizens are the federal civil servants? Definitely, less than 15% and you are awarding them a pass mark?

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You must be living in lalaland.

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50% of the total budget goes to states and Local GOVTS so if u focus on only the FG u are missing the big picture

cause many states are in charge of schools,water,roads and general infrastructure

As for schools,i dont know of any schools the FG still controls,most were given back to the owners

However GOVT still spends a lot on ASUU,UBEC and teachers salaries

For water there are lots of dams being built and others already built

For roads am sure there are many like Abuja -lokoja,Onitsha owerri express and lots of others

And i already told u about the MGDs which is spending over N500billion in 5yrs on poor areas of our country,pls watch the videos

In America nobody asks which roads Obama built,or which schools he built

these things are not the job of the GOVT in the centre

The main job of the GOVT is providing macro-economic stability,defense,rule of law,and make rules that guide entreprenuers to invest and create jobs

That is why i have given u the big picture,if u think that is not important then u can move to zimbabwe were inflation was running at over 12,000% per annum

see how any economic activity can take place in that scenario

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@paddy lo

I thought it was obvious from my original post, i meant

solid infrastructure, the roads, schools, water provision etc.

Economic numbers only go so far.

And boy do you need a lesson or two in humility. Reading a

few articles through Google search does not make you an

accomplished economist.

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Most of u ppl on here are economic illiterates anyway. .  .so i will try and make this as clear as i can. .

The FG has achieved a lot. . .too numerous to mention on here,but ill try. . .

However before i start i want u all to read this from 2000 - 2002

Nigeria admits debt crises

Wednesday, 28 August, 2002

Nigeria has said it can no longer afford to service its $33bn foreign debts because of plunging oil revenues and the failure of some of its privatisation plans.

Consequently, the country has suspended payments on some of its debts as it tries to reschedule payments, said Central Bank governor Joseph Sanusi.

Nigeria's finance minister Adamu Ciroma told the BBC that the country was unable to pay because parliament had only approved a limited amount of funding for the current financial year.

Read more. . . [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2220219.stm] http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/2220219.stm[/url]

Nigeria's Foreign Reserve Now $6.7 Billion -Asiodu

Innocent Anaba 3 July 2000

Lagos — The country's foreign reserve has risen to $6.7 billion, says Chief Philip Asiodu, Chief Economic Adviser to President Obasanjo.

The country's outstanding debt stands at around $30bn, but this is the first time it has completely halted its payments.

read more. . .http://allafrica.com/stories/200007030441.html

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^^^that corruption is their way of life<uhn>

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To be frank, our govt is really putting in their best. It's just that

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@Kobojunkie u are an illiterate. . the worst kind,that doesnt know something and refuses to learn. . .

The world bank,IMF ,ADB,CBN variously put Agriculture at about 45% or thearabouts of our GDP

but according to u all of them are wrong but u are right. . .and i am sure u never took an econometric/macro-economics class in your life. . .

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where you get that from.

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Disillusionment, hopelessness, insecurity etc

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The idiots from top to the bottom mean from president to councilors has done a lot for themselve,is that not an achievement ??

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Its a fact that the current democratic dispensation has achieved little or nothing in terms of infrastructural development in the last 10 years but i ve to draw our attention to the area of health care for federal civil servants. The government of obj did a lot by introducing the national health insurance scheme. with this an average federal civil servant does not need to scratch his head on how to settle his and family's health bill. He pays 10% while government offsets the remaining 90%. Though some amount is deducted from the worker's salary, but its a package that is working excellently. If we look well we will still some goodies, after all, the worst civilian government is better than the best military government.

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[center] nothing[/center]

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I'm with you on that Nigerian FG = Oppressive Govt

Any Good thing you can point to in Nigeria, is a Private Initiative anything that is FG related is a failure

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I wasn't talking of government revenue. I am referring to GDP. How long has Agriculture made up almost 50% of our GDP? That many still rely on the land for their livelihood does not explain this in anyway. This is the same country that was hit just as hard by the food crises of 2008. We still import much of our food and I am to simply believe Agriculture makes up almost 50% of our GDP? It is hard to believe.

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Nothing changed oo . . . . .It has always been this way.

GDP is different from government revenue, the latter

primarily sourced from the sale of oil.

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You are willing to believe that in Nigeria Oil contributes JUST 16% of GDP and Agriculture almost 50% of GDP? What changed? When? And Please do not tell me it was the Zimbabwean farmers in Kwara. . .

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The agriculture stats I can believe, because contrary to what most believe, many still rely on the land for their livelihood.

Goes to show how misguided the clamour for more agriculture is. . .

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Well, it is the information we are serving up to the rest of the world and investors. Agriculture contributing 46.7% to GDP is a MIracle and a HUGE HUGE leap if true . . .  only where is all that?

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I will answer this Question on October 1

I would write an article about Nigeria at 50 i have started complying my sources and points

You shall what the Government did

Just to let you know i am on the positive side on the article

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That VISION 2020 will soon be post poned becos they lack vision.

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Fictitious statistics from a discredited government!

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Telecom stands out as the only area of development where tangible and appreciable gains were made.

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DEMOCRACY? IN 9JA? SORRY TO DISAPPOINT YOU - WE ONLY HAVE CIVILIAN MISRULE!

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Come on guys, there has to be something. I mean we have been recording 7% or higher GDP increase for almost 2 years straight . . .  come on!

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ABUJA METRO DOME stadium.

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, extremely nuthin.

if u think too much of their woes u'll get heart attack.

born bastards,

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trillion budgeting, embezzlement and oversea travels.

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PLEASE IT IS Re: What Tangible Thing Has The PDP Done The Past 10 Years?

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If the key word is TANGIBLE, i'd say they bought a LIFE SUPPORT MACHINE!!!!

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GSM,Natinal ID card,sustainance of democracy & national unity.

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They rigged our elections and advised us to go to court, to our amazement, we got to the courts and found out that all the judges have been bought over!

They sold our common assets to their cronies and dare us to react if we so wish!

They drive on our roads with siren blaring escorts and threaten to push us off the roads!

While standing at the road side, they drive past in their big, bullet proof SUVs, splash water on us and still accuse us of not jumping off the road at their approach!

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I think we ve gain a lot like*Stadium size potholes*Collapsin bridges*0%power*Ill equiped schools*gun-totin-#20 starved policemen*Highest paid goverment officials in d world*#80 billion 2 build 1cm of fence*tell me ve gone 2 far

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They've tried. . .watch out 4 d results come next olympics. . .boxing candidates 2 represent d country,4rm d house of reps

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Am sure that is a rhetorical question. Because truly i am sure every1 will struggle to find answers to that. The GSM that sum1 mentioned was not done by the FG for u and I but to raise more money for their own pockets through licence fees and taxes. The FG has and will continue to make billions from the GSM operators. Left Nigeria 10 years ago, came back early this year and everything is worse than i left it.

Electricity = 0

Oil= 0

Jobs = 0

Education= 0

Roads= negative 10

Electoral process = 0

Corruption= +500000000

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Honestly from my observation, apart from the GSM during Obasanjo's time, the most tangible thing FG has done is the promotion of CORRUPTION. Corruption! Corruption!! Corruption!!![flash=200,200][/flash]

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