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Why is Every Nigerian a Government Critic?

I have often wondered why everybody seem to criticise every government. imagine my shock on sunday when a pastor said all the governors are theives. does that mean there is no room for good leadership?

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Sometimes, it's better not to listen to the sayings of some so-called wise people. You might find yourself in a different scenario (situation) different to what they experienced in their time.

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I hear you - wise one.

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To succeed in the world it is not enough to be silly, you must also be well-mannered.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Everyone is entitled to be silly, but some abuse the privilege.

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because it is only in nigeria that an administration starts and ends with politics.

the only realistic project that our government has is to hand over to their own person(s).

unfortunately, bcs nothing is working and only the politicians that are actives so everyone turns to be a politician.

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all Nigerians are critics with no solution to offer. empty barrels making the loudest noise.

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If the government expect citizens to proffer solutions to what ever problem facing the country I think then they are not suppose to be in position of power. A good leader must be versatile and proactive, always ready to offer the best to their citizens. By the way, of what good is it to offer solutions to problem when we dont have the means to apply the solutions?

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And that's it? <mimicking> please repair blah blah West Road. . .

Typical Nigerian mindset, Dam all day long but offer no possible detailed solutions to problems at hand.

It's far more than all that bullshit talk and mindset that anything that has the semblance of a government in Nigeria is evil.

Frag it, there are good as well bad policies. But the normal Nigerian penchant is to condemn whatever policy as far as it comes from the government.

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True words.

But a bunch of suckers feel otherwise. They think we should be proferring solutions, when in reality the solutions to our problems stare us all (including the bunch of misinformed, misguided, opportunistic, never-do-well, gold diggers, and idiots at Abuja) in the face. Do I need to advise some Minister of works to put the East-West road in order before he needs to do so? What about the Benin-Lagos expressway that has been a source of concern for everyone. The list goes on.

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But why do Nigerians criticize everything, even developments and new initiatives, it seems to me that there are a lot of Nigerians that criticize anything, wether it appears good or bad.

Eg.

New Hotel-----------The money should have been spent on better things

As opposed to------Good development, this will mean better lodging for Nigerians and tourists alike

New Powerplant-------probably just another fruitless project

as opposed to-------We have had dissapointing projects in the past, but this one seems promissing

Get My Drift, If you have no faith whatsoever in Nigeria, then fly out to UK/US etc. and if you can't afford it, then jump the fence to Benin, Niger or Cameroon, who is stopping you

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We criticise them because we are at the recieving end. They all have their children study abroad because our educational system is zero; they go for medical check up abroad because there are no hospitals in Nigeria but clinics; they have free MTN, GLOBACOM, VMOBILE, STARCOMS, etc line with free units but we have to pay through our noses to make use of these services; they fly in government and private jets while we have to go through the menace of pothole ridden roads coupled with long ques at fuel stations; they sleep well in their various houses with full security while we keep vigils at night against the possible attacks by armed robbers; worse of all they are protected by immunity which Yorubas reffer to as I M U N I T I but the law has no provissin for our safety, Many reasons to criticise these bunch of gold suckers.

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Criticisms based on reality and facts are good but those based on lies and misinformation are bad.

Generally speaking though, a lot of Nigerians like to criticize the government because it is easier to criticize than to make any impact even if within our own immediate environment.

Let us also not forget the criminals, fraudsters and corrupt Nigerians that have been displaced by some of the governments policies that see nothing good about the government.

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You think the criticism are unnecessary then you have to see the reality on ground beyond the praise singer and sychophant who would tell you that the country is improving; political assasination all around, No Electricity, no water, no employment, Niger Delta unrest worsening, roads and other amenities and almost non existent and corruption is everywhere then what is there to celebrate about the govt.

People praise Akunyili and Donald Duke that means Nigerians are not unnecesarily critical.

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@ azorjiu

I don't know the story of Sweden yet, but would bring myself up to date on that. A proactive and listening gov is what has continuously eluded Nigeria, I'm sure Swedish are culturally homogeneous people unlike here where there are competing Intrest. If the people of Niger Delta decide to remain non-militant in pushing their demand successive government will continue to side line them. We are just unfortunate in Nigeria and by extension Africa to have political leaders who only pay attention to the most noisy person.

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True story aziorju. . . The average Nigerians love to Dam about anything as far as it is bitchable but when it comes to solving what's on ground, that becomes a problem.

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Read the swedish history. The hardship they underwent surpasses what we are going through in nigeria today. They didn't get to where they are today by heaping loads of blames on their government.

Our problem is that instead of proffering solutions, we are quick to criticize and condemn.

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To tell you the truth most Nigerians on the street are even indifferent i.e they are not really concerned the moment they are out of the problem spot. Only a few Nigerians e.g the ones in Nairaland political forum are concerned and a few others.

But we must be concerned and make criticisms (constructive though) wherever possible. Nigeria is not working as it is today and we must say it.

We neeed CHANGE AND we are going to bring it to happen.

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Nigerians are not selling their country in any way.

Let me tell you something.If OBJ had given us at least electricity when he came into power,I would love him with all my heart.But the bastard is so numb and foolish.thats why people re dying everyday.the swedish people have electricity,so they dont have to complain about anything.

Our rulers make us to hate Nigeria,because they embezzle the money meant for the welfare of the masses.Thats why Nigerians hate Nigeria.The swedish people have leaders who are educated and they can think and they were also voted by the citizens.But here selfish kingmakers install tyrants into power.

Nigerians are not the problem of Nigeria,but the rulers are.

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Nigerians are the biggest problem of nigeria.

A swedish friend once told me that going by the way nigerians sell their country, nobody would patronise them.

It is a shame that we only see the negative aspects of our government. We always hope for the worst and when our wishes come true we start screaming.

We even go beyond the boundaries of criticism to the point of blackmail.

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Then why not critize him for bringing Akunyili on board his government or you were the ones that voted her into power.

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My criticism is born out of love for Nigeria. Anyone in position of leadership should be ready to face healthy criticism, that I believe is the way to move the country forward.

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Yes, i really do. What about Baba. (OBJ).

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I don't understand, how many of us criticise Akunyili and NAFDAC, tell me.

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Why is everybody a critic?

Because its what we are good at... Give us some credit...

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If your leadership style is bad, you are boud to have critics. Your critics must out-number your supporters.

The masses are suffering and they are not showing concern over anything.

God only wil save us....Amen

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I wrote an article on this topic recently and i have it in imbibed that sentimentalism in criticism is what make it bad. Everybody criticize  but to impact personal interest  na the wahala.

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An old Chinese proverb states that the spectators always see clearly what the participants grope for in vain.  In other words, it is easier to criticize those in power than it is to be in power.  All told, a healthy questioning of authority figures, either by the press or by the public, will help discourage those in government from abusing their positions of public trust, generally speaking and with notable exceptions on the African continent.

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