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What Would Encourage You To Return To Nigeria?

For those Nigerians in the diaspora, what would persuade you to return to live in Nigeria? For me it would be:

Good Health Service

Low Crime

Good Roads

Good Economy (this cannot be achieved until Nigeria has Full time electricity, running water and telecommunications)

How about you - what would persuade you to return? Have I missed out anything?

I deliberately left out "jobs" and "good economy" from the poll because that is too easy an answer to give and I want people to think deeper than that.

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but they do pay tax where they live in europe?

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Why return to Nigeria, abeg stay wherever you are living. We dont need parasites in this country.

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Fighting for independence is worth returning for.

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Three things. . .

1. Infrastructure

2. Proper Governance

3. Regional Autonomy/True Federalism

Nothing else, outside of those three would encourage me to return to Nigeria, to live.

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seriously, u guys are sick for choosing low crime, Nigerian has the highest crime rate, especially kidnapping, the young youths in Nigeria now re all thief, who want to eat where they do not sow, thief people and kidnapping people

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The thing that needs to change the most, is the peoples attitude, and awareness levels. Thinking positive, leads to positive action, high expectations, and a determination to be part of the solution and not the problem. We have these negative issues because as a people we allow our politicians and other corrupt individuals get away with not providing the right environment for development. We allow poor roads, poor power supply, poor health facilities, poor public services generally, because we remain 'silent' in the face of these issues.

No one wants to put their head above the parapet, so of course there wont be positive signs of change that might attract back, some of our most talented exiles.

Only a mass revolution with a clear message that enough is enough, we ain't going to take any more, will propel the country in the right direction. History has shown this to be the case in many a country, in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, people power has made the change. It's time for a change in Africa and specifically Nigeria.

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If all the streets were paved with gold how long before all the streets disappear?

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Absolutely nothinggggggggggg !!!!!

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all we need is better jobs and improved standard of living but i don't need any encouragement to come back to my fathers land,its only someone with lack a of identity,lack of faith and a victim of Noe-colonization that will not want to come back.what is bad road,lack of power supply or clean water compared to daily news of knife attacks,drug addiction,living on benefits,going to school on credit that takes you almost another 10 years to pay off,alcoholism,early birth, lack of respect,limited knowledge of other countries and cultures and most of all nonchalance towards God and His word. Abeg i cant stay here more than 2 more years again, ALL ROADS LEAD TO 9JA FOR ME.

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Definitely a better economy - I'm sure the money is there now or where else does all the money from oil go to? The problem is the greedy government would rather pay graduates change but treat foreigners like royalty. I'm not gonna work my a/s/s off in school here and go back to be paid change when I could be making twice the amount or more here.

Another thing is low crime rate - crime is everywhere but naija's own is too much. If the economy was good and there aren't so many struggling people, that may not be the case so it still boils down to the economy.

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I dey go back jo! i don tire sef, all these excuses wey people dey list na rubbish! na all these nice stuff wey we dey complain dey for developed countries? we know how many immigrants dem don murd for abroad, who dem go hold responsible? abi u think say sem want u genuinely for their contry? si down there they wait make ur motherland provide food, electricity, road, house, job, wife/husband, healthcare, everything, before u go back, u go wait tire!

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You are absolutely correct!!!

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No place like home. When i have money, I can do anything i like. Total freedom!

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None of the above listed factors. Execpt when my ppl starts thinking on how to get it right generally, coz none of the above mentioned factors can function without the other, execpt of that of the sound education system, its sounds tempting.

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Me i will return because of my land that blindly associating with nigeria besides that, it's a bag of scums.

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Absolutely nothing is encouraging people in Nigeria. Is it insecurity, power outage, bad roads, no water, no sound education, the poor becoming poorer and rich becoming richer or is it the accumulation of resources by our elites to the detriment of the poor masses, just to mention but a few.

I' am sick and tired of this country. The only slogan in this country that keeps people going is that God will see us through. Just suffering and smiling.

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i nor dey stay long 4 naija if i visit, sorry ohh, nor vex i nor go return, the country is sick, the country needs rehabilitation, it has nothing for me,

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I need to be able to select more than 3options the poll allows, before I would consider returning.

1. Good and stable leadership

2. Low crime /good security

3. Good Health service

4. Electricity

5. Good Roads

6. Good education

7. comparable wages to what could be earned in developed countries

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When nigeria break up would encourage us to return back. Most nigerian abroad would, if they break up nigeria. Then they would have a country they can call thier home. Most people leave because nigeria is not really thier country. The north makes them feel they own nigeria, so most are discourage.

you expect people to love nigeria. If not that God is against saying bad word. I would have use the F word on you people.

We want to leave you because you people are wicked and unfair evil people, who do not care a shit1 about us. And we should not care what happen to you too.  You are still lucky we have not use the military option. And we Yorubas would use the military if you dont correct the injustice against.

Look all party better forget Yorubaland, If they do not correct the Injustice and I know there would be blood shed if they claim they won,   Or do you people think we like you people at this moment, to be honest with you, we really hate you people. It take the grace of God for our people not to start killing your people living on our land. It takes the grace of God. And Do you want to wait, till they start killing people before your senate and house of rep member do something. Is that what you want.  Look they would kill every senators and house of rep member in Yorubaland. If they dont rewrite the wrong. Go ask people what they did in 1983.  Where is Omoboriwo to come and tell his story. Go and ask NPN members how they kill their family members and burn them alive.  I know they are going to do it again, if they dont rewrite the wrong.

If not for Jesus, I would have use the F word on U like the vice president of the USA.

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Honestly, I am a Nigerian at heart, and irrespective of the problems she faces, I still envision moving back home someday. There are millions of Nigeria who are surviving back home despite the plethora of problems like electricity, crime, water and all that. Truth is, sometimes, people back home, despite the challenges are happy and live a fruitful than those out here with lots of amenities at their disposal.

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Good leadership, corrupt free country,electricity, good road.pardon me for picking outside the list

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In no particular order:

Security

Amenities - NEPA, Roads etc

Education

Real opportunites (work hard and see the fruit of your labor)

Zero corruption

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Give me electricity and I will return with open arms!!!

Then I can start some companies up with a reliable energy grid.

And that would save me a lot of Naira instead of wasting on powering up my generators.

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nothing! Nigeria is a lost cause. The regard for human life is just appalling

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whao!what an intresting topic&replies.i love it all,both d meaninful&d meaninless replies.As 4 me,notin can separate me 4rm d love of dis country,nt even electricity nor bad leaders can prevent me frm comin home or else mayb war which i doubt.we nigerian av brain mor dan most of dem no woder nigerians are able dupe those citizen of those called great nations.

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A dead person is DEAD and will never be able to enjoy 24/7 electricity, good roads, great manufacturing economy that dwarfs China, and even first class healthcare! One needs to be around to effect or enjoy change; hence, security being the most important factor!

The funny thing is that the issue of security is a catch-22. Mass employment which will employ a would-be robber can only happen in the manufacturing sector but manufacturing requires abundant supply of energy!

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^^

You are going off topic. But if you would be so disgruntled in Nigeria why are Indians, Chinese and Lebanese flocking to the country on a daily basis?

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There are opportunities in Nigeria but you need to stop being in denial. How does the people flocking in from other countries benefit all those graduates that cannot even feed themselves. Most people living in Nigeria are seriously struggling. I am so sorry but a select few are doing okay and even those doing okay still have to deal with issues of no infrastructure and wasting money to gas up their generators. Ridiculous to say the least. It's like saying to someone who is an armed robber "at least he is not a cultist". Nigeria is bad and that is the fact. What makes Nigeria special to me is childhood memories, my family and of course the familiarity of home. I just will not make excuses for the state of things

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And to think that to achieve all these things is not too difficult, it amazes me

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The comparison should be with the likes of India, Brazil and China.

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If I were to be abroad, a good POLICE that knows their job will do.

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another paranoid nationalist.Obviously,you are talking tipper-load of bullshit and you know it.OR maybe not

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Stability of electricity to start with

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Nigeria is not that bad, afterall we only have massive unemployment, insecurity [ie armed robbery, kidnapping, assassinations, 419, ethnic/religious cleansing, toothless law enforcement], corruption, poverty, poor infracstructure[electricity, water, bad roads], and anarchy.

Please be comfortable in this backwardness while other countries march forwards. Continue wallowing in denial.

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@ poster: There's an important factor that you left out of the poll - Good leaders. If we have this in Nigeria & Africa, every other good thing shall be added unto us including the almighty electricity. Why do u think S/Africa has 35,000MW while we have been grapling with barely 4,000MW over the past 2 decades.

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Why limit me to just these few options of your poll? My reason is not listed in what you've got

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If I get a job in one of the biggest Multi-National Oil Company in Naija, I'll definitely go back to naija regardless of what the country currently looks like.

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as much as I use to hate been a Nigerian and despise been born in this country, after traveling outside the country about a half dozen times, and meeting people from several parts of the world, i realized am even lucky to be a Nigerian. though nigerian leaders are totally useless and dont have the slightest clue or idea about how to move this nation forward especially those useless northerners, and now we are already seeing how useless ijaws people too really are, i just still feel lucky after sharing a room with a lebanese in Florida State University where I studied quantity survey and csm.he would tell me i was lucky to even be a nigerian that they arabs have long been demonized by the entire humanity and its as if they carried a greater curses and these are nations that possessed more oil than nigeria.

nigerians just dont count their blessings.

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FREEDOM!!!! FREEEEDDDOOOOMMMM11111 FFFFRREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Definately if there is steady power i will return to Nigeria

I believe steady power will increase safety, infact will trigger everything else

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Crude oil is easy money - not much effort or brain power needed to make big bucks.

The oil fields should be shut down for a minimum of 50 years.

Then the Government/People will be forced to think and create with their minds.

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I am not talking about oil products - everyone in the world has some type of oil product in the house (vaseline), kitchen (plastic bags and containers), car tank(petrol) or something.

I am talking about the obsession with crude oil - the obsessive belief that crude oil is the one and only means of econominc viability.

How does Japan, Singapore, south korea and other non-oil producing countries do it?

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There is something called a dominant culture, most countries in the world that are successful have one regardless of smaller ethno-cultural groups, e.g England. Are each of those 250 groups really ethnicity's or are they clans? How many of those groups are more than 100,000?

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lol - what are you talking about I dont know any sensible person that can live without Oil products-

isnt that what we put in our cars? or you want to walk everywhere

isnt it what we use for airplanes- or you want to swim to yankee abi? lol

isnt it what we use for generators?

isnt that what we use for the Roads (heavy crude Oil)?

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common unrealistic idot ^^^^

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low crime is number one

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^^^ yea so maybe we should split Nigeria into 250 countries.

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