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Who Is Responsible For Nigeria's Decay?

OBJ: my Greatgrand Father (RIP) used to tell me that the decay started back in the late 70's after Festac'77. He blames OBJ even till today that he invited all the witch and occultic heads in the world to Nigeria, so they are actually making things difficult.

IBB: i was actually living well in his reign,my Dad a Doctor used to buy crates of soft drinks everysingle day, and i never ran out of pocket money. But most elderly men today hate IBB and say he is responsible fo what Nigeria is today

or is it Ojukwu, Abacha or our Colonial Masters?

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nigeria is not decay, but baje

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Thank You Bawomolo, behind Abacha there were people from allover Nigeria looting along with him,

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nnamdi azikwe's party with the NCNC and the north were the head of nigeria's first coalition government. AG with awolowo were the opposition. nnamdi azike wasn't was just a figurehead, he actually almost removed tafewa balewa in 1965 during a crisis. it's pretty fun how u are desperately trying to portray igbo's as saints in nigeria's political process. so nzeribe and okadigbo were powerless. we are all to blame

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great, nigerians love to play the blame game.

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bullcrap, when was this treaty signed. wasn't alex ekwueme VP at some point. wasn't aguyi ironsi a millitary rule. wasn't Nnamdi Azikwe a president. haven't igbo's like nzeribe or okadigbo had the senate president seat. the three major groups are well represented in power. the people that are really marginalized are the minor ethnic groups. it's a myth that the hausa's control the power. southerners have had power but have done nothing with it. there are many examples such as igbenideon or iwu to go around. it's the mentality of nigerians that is messed up, not our ethnic makeup.

tribalisms problems mainly rose due to the "coalition" governments of the 60's. the political parties excited tribalist sentiments to get votes.

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Fulani/Hausa and their collaborators in looting Yoruba Politicians are responsible for the down fall of this country.

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Unless you realize that Nigeria's problems stem from "tribalistic" frameworks, we can never move an inch!  Like it or not!  We can only deceive ourselves for so long.  Unless you are in the "ruling" class, you can see everything wrong in what the "forefathers" have done. . . .since you benefit immensely from the whole unjust set up----you will always be blind to the facts. . .till your own children die and suffer for the sins of others,

Perpetrators never feel any guilt till the tables are turned and they become the victims!

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Nigerians are generally good at speaking grammar and telling untruth. now we have graduated to telling ourselves more lies. this is where our wahala is. we enjoy deception as a lifestyle.

i have always said if we swapped places with countries like USA and the UK it would only take Nigerians at most 5 yrs to ruin these places and start looking for visas to the place they ran away from. we don't plan for long term as a people so how are we going to maintain the lovely environment we inherit. by the times the thieves steal all the wealth here and send them to private bank account in old Nigeria how do you guys survive?

and o by the way, are we bringing our lovely police and nepa people along too? God help us there is great use of energy here because of short daylight and cold.

i hear someone talking about what the various tribes would do when they arrive. the question should be what the various tribes here have done so far.

i don't have figures for north America but i guess it wont be different from what we have in Europe. Nigerians are the highest number of prisoners in any European jail and that is not counting the large numbers masquerading themselves as Sierra Leonians, Liberians, Cameroonians, Congolese and Ghanian's.

God has blessed us as a people but there is something in our psyche that just think it is normal to get what you are not entitled to or work for.

some of you complain about the military as if the uniform is your problem. everything you have working in Nigeria today were all done by the military. the hospitals, schools, water and even the bad nepa. all the Nigerian complaining during the buhari/idiagbon regime about being asked to queue up for things are better now for not waiting for their turn. the fact of the matter is that the nation is full of very undisciplined people and i think there is something in the general populace that love disorder because it is the only environment that allows them commit the abominations they don't like the result.

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Nigerians are responsible.No one else.

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i think the decay is from the older generation, they were there, there are still there and don't want to leave, i mean the older generation that have been into poitics. , they've enjoyed everything, used up everything and left reminants for we younger generations, ppl like , (we know them) are too old. they shouldnt have had the chance in the first place, the old #@$* are there running things with their brains that can't comprehend stuffs, i think we need younger ppl at the positions,

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Yeah only ur parents and relatives oh. me and my own family nor join.

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We are all responsible for what we are passing through today. No one is exempted even me, my parents and relatives.

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@ Oziomatv

Can u elaborate on the religion aspect please?

I don't quite follow. You placed an emphasis on the white man. Please keep in mind that the majority reliogion is islam and that isn't from the white man but from arabs.

Now please elaborate.

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Who else would have done that; NIgerians destroyed nigeria

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although i have always believe in being part of d solution and not the problem, no one should blame anyone , because we are all the cause , we shd blame ourselves,if we all check ourselves individually Nigeria will be a better place.chao

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Ahmadu Bello, Zik and Awo. Under their watch, an elitist group were created whose only claim to fame was been a politician. Appropriating state resources for their personal comfort. These guys and their cohorts became overnight lords replacing the colonial masters, living in GRA's and driving imported cars when majority of the population remain ignorant of their role in the new independent nation. They took advantage of this overwhelming ignorance to perpetuate themselves and their successors in government. That has led us to today's Naija where the culture of corruption and nepotism seem normal to the average Nigerian.

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Your parent and you are the one that is responsible

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I strongly disagree with no reason whatsoever. u talking about the educational institution, wasnt it set up? who set it up? who appoints the peeps managing them? hey this is not the root cause of Nigeria's decay, its a result of it.

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@poster

If i was to cast a stone, it would go directly to the Nigerian Institutions. That's where the decay all started and that's where the decay is spreading from. Secondary school leavers seeking and gaining admission through fraudulent ways.

YOu and i know too well that examination malpractice is a key to the failure of our Institutions and indeed the center of decay in our nation is from there.

Consider government workers who take bribe, teachers who seek extra favour in order to credit students, lectures who needed to be sorted and the junk of Nigerian graduates who only hold papers but cannot prove what they claim with degrees. Engineers with mouth, and so on.

In order to make Nigeria a better place, the starting point is restructuring the Educational Institutions.

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religion! religion!! religion!!!

  just ask me why, I'll detail things in full. we are blind and deep asleep.

Non of us knows where our problems is even the so called govt. are equally confussed on nigerian problems.

Let turn the hands of the clock backward before the arrival of slave trade and colonian masters from there we come back to the present time we are now, we will figure out what wents wrong in black nation. The whiteman brings to us what has being setting there technology back to us we just embrace it and keep it tight. our eyes will not clear untill we chase it out of our life. we are totaly confuse.

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YOU PEOPLE SHOULD KEEP KOOL because WE ARE ALL IN IT AND ACCORDING TO THE GREAT ONE "FELA" {SUFFERING AND SMILLING} WETIN WE GO DO?

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, ME AND YOU

for our actions and inaction

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Every one of us; with bad orientation from our elders.

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shouldn't we not rephrase the question; and rather ask" What can we do to make Nigeria great?"

The way up for Nigeria is for "you and I" to start off in our own little sphere of influence.

All Nigerians need to evolve a spirit of nationhood first and foremost, love Nigeria against all odds with its warts, spots and all, it may be hard l know, but lets start from somewhere, we can go on to build the Nigerian character to be more encompassing towards" what can l do for my nation, rather than what what can my nation do for me". For a change let us see ourselves as the agents of change for a greater Nigeria, e.g lets Nigerianise the Malcolm X "l have a dream" concept. work to actualise the Nigerian dream. Become positively a Nigerian brand. Lets please not resign ourselves to a dismal fate. We got huge potential.

For a change lets even do an indepth study of what propelled the super-powers to greatness? Will it be wrong to say that their people on individual case by case basis may have played some roles, don't you think? Do not under estimate what one individual can achieve once he sets his mind on it.

Our leaders sure have a huge chunk share of the blame, but how about you, you, you? We have sat enough in our comfort zones whilst decrying this notorious leadership.

Where-ever you are; why not illuminate that place, talk right, think right and act right, Let others wonder; hey there goes a Nigerian,

If you can make a better leader, in fact not just a political leader, name it! Better still, you could also aspire to get on board the leadership of this nation and change the system. Why do we just sit on the fence and criticise leadership all day long. Talk is cheap bro. All it takes is raw boldness and confidence.

Go take a look at the constitution and check what it takes to vie for a political office, it would amaze you that the opportunity is rife for any one above 18+, no criminal record, has GCE or its equivalent etc, all of which l presume you are eminently qualified, so don't you see you have what it takes to go up there and strive to make an impart on the down-trodden? then go for it and let children yet unborn celebrate you tomorrow as a national hero. See how the present day Americans revere JF Kennedy, the Indians; Mahatma Ghandi, closeby South Africa; Nelson Mandela, etc. These were just mere men made of flesh and blood but on their individual stead, caused national changes, So you nko? Do not think you are too small or put yourself down.

Know what, a guy you may wave off as just an everyday guy who is not a money bag by any standard took this bold step and actually contested for the governorship of his state, he did not have any God father, he did not even contest under the ticket of the powerful ruling PDP and he did not seem to belong amongst incumbent " powers- that- be-' in his state and they were even against him, yet he took this bold step, people who knew him closely thought he was just plunging himself into an excercise of futility, today the story has changed and one thing led to the other,alas today he is the present governor of that state.

You may say he was just lucky; but that is luck predicated by being at the right place and so that when opportunity came calling, he was prepared to grab it.

None of the Nigerian leaders on top was born with leadership trust on him, some were born under poorer circumstance than you can imagine-talking about those we call 'our leaders" Its just that whilst we are indifference, we inadvertently grant them free access- the journey begins with such steps.

Become active stakeholder on these issues. Power to lead cannot be granted to you on a platter of your complacency or non-participation; so contest and the worst scenario is you lose, so what, did you hear that George Washington failed how many several times?

So people, lets dust off the ashes of mourning and get up and face, confront or tackle (whichever) our national issues squarely but courageously. We can get there, we have what it takes, our destiny is right in our hands. Lets not despair. What have you done today to move Nigeria forward. That should be our collective guiding principle.

Finally lets borrow the MTN on-going current advert slogan: "Go start something, every move counts"

Make that move now; Less complaint and more action.

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PDP (40% of Nigeria problem)

AC (20% of Nigeria problem)

ANPP (15% of Nigeria problem)

PPA (15% of Nigeria problem)

Other political parties (10% of Nigeria problem)

All ex HEAD OF STATE, GOV, MINSTERS, COMM,.

Solution: PROBE ALL POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDER SINCE 1966 (jail some kill the rest)

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The masses are responsible. Look at the last election we just accepted it and talk about it. That will not happen in Hungary and other third world countries. I think the majority shoulb be blamed,yoruba and hausa. They occupy nearly every top position in the country.

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kobojunkie: God bless your heart!!

Oh Come on. When are Nigerians themselves going to take responsibilty for their own inaction?? We ALLOWED the army to continue to ruin us as we instead like cowards continued to live in fear. We are the ones who would not speak up and fight for our rights all that time. We are the ones who did not and may still not want a better Nigeria bad enough. When are we going to stop passing around the blame and put it where it belongs?? We have people in here who have benefitted from free money. We have people in here who want to get paid for not doing anything. We have people in here who will see crime and turn away. Come on!! We are the reason the country is where it is today. You think say if millions of Nigeria yari, this country will remain the same?? People like OBJ, IBB and the other goons there are riding on the fact that they see us all as cowards. Until we stand, unite as a people and say enough, nothing much is going to happen. We are slowly watching different countries come in now to tear off a bite of the country wherever they can and we all sit saying WIND OF CHANGE IS BLOWING. LMAO!!!! I am telling you, if Nigerians decided to say NO MORE and actually did something like wake up tommorow and matched around Aso Rock one time, those people will shake in their boots and realize that we mean business this time. Sunny Okosun said it best, TOGETHER WE ARE GREATER, TOGETHER!!

Can we all say amen to these sayings of the wise ones:

"A NATION CAN BE ONLY AS GREAT AS ITS PEOPLE WANT IT TO BE. A NATION CAN BE ONLY AS FREE AS ITS PEOPLE INSIST THAT IT BE. A NATION’S LAWS ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS IT’S PEOPLE WILL WANT TO SEE THEM ENFORCED"

"HE WHO KNOWS, AND KNOWS HE KNOWS, HE IS WISE- FOLLOW HIM. HE WHO KNOWS, AND KNOWS NOT HE KNOWS, HE IS ASLEEP- WAKE HIM. HE WHO KNOWS NOT, AND KNOWS NOT. HE KNOWS NOT, HE IS A FOOL- SHUN HIM. HE WHO KNOWS NOT, AND KNOWS HE KNOWS, HE IS GENUINE AND LEARNING- BE COURAGEOUS AND PATIENT TO TEACH HIM"

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Nna, make we no look too far. Na me & you, na we we dey dig our own grave daily as we dey poo for pant for fear to ask for our rights instead of thanking dem leaders for pittance priviledge. Imagine person wey never get im salary for four months, oga come give am Xmas egunje valued at 10% of im monthly salary go dey talk sey im oga na better person. And na so im go dey get hope sey in turn go come to be oga or worse still im self dey play small oga for im level.

All dis respect for money people na im wey dey kill us. No respect for person wey dey work hard, wey get ideas, wey sabi book-we go say na so so theory be dat. Meanwhile nobody go employ illiterate for im office.

Bottom line is money no be everything, values are all we need. Same goes for our black slave brothers in the US, South America, Carribeans & UK.

But then we can START to make a difference by refusing to chorus "If you can beat them join them"

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Partially the government that is very corrupt and partially the people who continue to put up with a useless government.

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who is responsible? what a question, "we the people",

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We all know them and they know themselves.MAMANGIDA/SHACARIN/AKINLOLE/OJB/EX GOVS,EX MINS,EX INSP GEN OF POL,EX THIS AND THAT

THEN the new breed Fluid CONTRACTORS ESP THAT PROF_FORMER MIN EX EVERYTHING.

NIGERIA CAN NOT MOVE FORWARD PROPERLY UNTIL

SYSTEMATIC PROBE OF PAST LEADERS

PREVENTION OF FRAUDS

SERIOUS PENALTY FOR LOOTERS

WE ARE HUNGRY DESPITE OIL

WE ARE SUFFERING DESPITE BEING GIANT OF AFRICA

WHATS THE IQ OF THOSE RULING US?

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nigerians, cant raise their voice, spineless

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leaders-for their lack of vision and empowerment.

traditional rulers- for being the first ones to assist colonization and slavery; and also for being the unspeakable     hindrance to a growing democracy and are the planted mines to disrupt unity.

nigerian citizens home and abroad- for accepting the status quo of situations, lack of innovations, and never believing in ourselves.

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well this is plain and simple.

the people are to blame.

like Fela said.

we dey fear the thing we no see.

we hardly fight for anything, we blame the leaders.

well guess what? we give them way, we call them "sir" and "madam" and give them the respect they never earned.

It's our damn fault!!!!!

so stop bitching and start a revolution.

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simply and only the leaders. a lot of us dont give enough credits to our past leaders genius. i thought hard as to the reason why nigeria has had no revolution and no successful civil war. and its quite simple, our bad leaders are smart. they dont act alone and benefit alone, but rather spread their rot to as many as possible. the very leaders that should have opposed the head of state become part of the head of state. and the corruption keeps flowing downwards. change the head, the rest will follow.

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Two things; all the past leaders we have had that displayed bad leadership and governance, and then the military heads of state of course.

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I think the problem with Nigeria decay over the years can be put at two factors one being leadership at all level and we the follwers

We have not been a good follower . And the leaders even though Britian is running the country with the fulani's who are culturally not ambitions we should try and get over it and liberate our people from the shackes of poverty .

What Nigerian needs today is a civil revolution we issues are been anchor and medoicres will be shown the way out

All of us need to start impacting positively in our immediate community and be responsible for our actions

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The thieving and conniving civil/public servants!

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NA me now so make una com get me!!!!!!!!!! Like say all of una no knw u run una dwn,   (Hiss and leaves tread)

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everyone who has held public posts is responsible for the nations decay. they made the essential decisions that ruined this nation period.

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Though it may be a joke but its very False.

lets take a look at it tribalistically , the hausa man would invest and trust me would also buy enough mansions in his former country-they can be wise in spending and making money, the ibo man will definitely boost his trade and dont tell me every ibo man would squander the wealth and benefits to then dream of coming back- they would make more money, all talk of the yoruba's them-more opportunity to catch fun,same time getting d best education, and investing,making money and displaying luxuries- result? becoming more stronger and wealthier, Edo men- we love to groove and We dey use our head well - we will never be poor. other tribes too will use common sense.

and even a common nigeria should know that this kind of opportunity nor be waste even if he wants to flex, i think we would be better of.

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I take it you wanted to write 'proof'

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1 way to prove it.

Take away all Nigerians to e.g a Western Country like US (since so many Nigerians play the Visa Lottery) and then bring all the Americans to Nigeria and before you Know it, 20 years down the line all the "Old Nigerians" will be playing another Visa Lottery to relocate back "Home".

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we dont need your prove

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Nigerians in totality are responsible for it.

if you disagree, i'll prove it

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