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Why Is Nigeria Backward?

What do u think is responsible for our backwardness in Nigeria or Africa in General.

I wonder where we (Nigerians) were when the rest of the world were busy discovering and inventing, maybe we were sleeping or have not started existing then.

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plenty idots running under

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nigerians = self intrest (bravery)

nationalintrest( cowards)

revolution now is the asnwer, no more speaking in tongues.

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no naira very advanced. just look at upper volta ooo, or gambia. now that is DRAWKCAB.

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Mamaput done get sister.

Sister-mamaput, mamaput dey

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sometimes buchio reasons like a human being

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Dat is really delusional. anyone knws dat vision 2010 was just a jamboree and a political stunt for p.r. Dere was no intention at all to implement the resolutions reached at dat forum.

In cross-river there was no need for such a jamboree b4 duke knew dat he had to buld a tinapa or refurbish obudu or clean up the infrastructure within d state, do u c d difference bw dese two ppl?(i.e. duke and abacha)

while one spent d time and state funds he could have used to impact positively on d polity in calling for a jamboree he never had the intention of implementing its resolution(abacha) the other(duke) spent time bringing forth tangible things his ppl will appreciate.

the rulers of the past lacked vision because dey played politics with little things dat shd ordinarily not be politicised. why shd a governor spend state funds in commissioning a road within his jurisdiction? why shd d wife of a serving deputy govnor cause to be seized the allocations of a local govt because of her personal interests (Bayelsa first lady). These are not hallmarks of men with vision.

Vision does not end with having a dream or plan on wat u want done but d strenght of purpose to follow through with such plans.

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self - delusion and hypocrisy.

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I do not think our backwardness stems from visionless leadership.  You may not agree with me, but I believe all the leaders have visions of how to make the country great. They always have people brainstorm on how to make things better for the country. One of them even went a step further to establish the VISION 2010 project but like other lofty dreams the leaders have dreamt of, nothing has come out of it. Problem is they don't have the courage and the much needed political will to do what is right and just. 

Corruption, that cankerworm which has eaten deep into the economic fabric of the nation, is the bane of Nigeria's backwardness.  Corruption is Nigerians second nature and nobody is immune from it from the leader to the led. 

How do we get out of the morass we found ourselves.  By investing large scale in education.  Education is the key to escaping ignorance and it is the sure path that leads to a country's greatness.  It is also a vehicle for eradicating hunger and poverty.  According to UNESCO, "investing in secondary and tertiary education – and not just primary education - pays rich dividends, and by raising the level of post-secondary educational attainment, increased human capital can translate into steady economic growth."

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tO THE POSTER:

read once more this trend and you will see why Nigeria is backward.

WE have too many enemies of progress. Even here on this Topic we have one

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Haaaaa.haaaaa, haaaa!!!! d ranting of an ant. No wonder nigeria is so backward when issues like u r not put in dere place. sorry 4 nigeria!!!!!!

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Haaaa!!! woman it seems dat nt only do y rear chickens but have gone further to imbibe the sensibilities and i.q. of d chicken u rear. Havent u heard d proverb dat when elders play with children dey shd be ready to get sand in there hair?

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simple , nigerians shd stand against ppl like u frm taking power again and relegate u back to otta to raise ur precious chickens

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talking too much solves no problems. what do we do.

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a people get leadership they deserve. The reason we are backwards is because of visionless leaders and the reason we have visionless leaders is because the populace who shd determine who governs them allow it.

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Why is Nigeria backward?

Many countries have Natural disasters,

Nigeria has People - disaster.

that is why we are backward!!

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One thing I still stand to be corrected, Most Nigerians don't want a break up.

on this site the votes proved it, on the streets it is the same thing, it is about leadership and it values.

I think why Nigeria is backward or black generally is that we don't want to leave our comfort zone.

We can live in the same house for 20 years driver the same car for 20 years, where the same cloths for forever.

We don't like change, afraid to take on challenges.

We are losing our values fast, Thieves are honored on the TV, giving chieftency titles in there villages by their chiefs.

Bad guys are taking over everything we do, they are becoming the Kings, L G chairmen, Senators, Governors etc.

When you have guys that are interested in personal gains, don't expect much results of a change.

And if we make the wrong choice 2007 be sure to post this topic in 2015

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you think Nigeria will ever be one country with patriotism when you have 3 large groups roughly with different religions, ethnicities and native languages? Only brute dictator like Saddam can hold the country like ours together, there is no clear majority or dominant culture in Nigeria, we have different groups with deifferent agendas and different beliefs. Nigeria was a fabrication of the British, it was never meant to be a country.

But anyway Nigeria is backward because its foundation is backward. There is no "first world" nation on this planet that has the kind of secterian divide that countries like Nigeria have. You cannot have the North majority moslem live with south and easter groups who are majority Christain, all with different ethnicities and cultures. A Nation needs a dominant culture and pride and nationalism that can never be derived from the mishmash of a country we have now.

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that is part of our backwardness, religion and education.

dangote prefers to give scholarship to people in Lagos than give to those in kano (his place of birth) so that the next time he goes there, the uneducated youths come out to do 'rakar dede' for him and when he does something wrong they just wont have the guts to stand up to him 'because they depend on him for food.

i have been to kano and the situation there is very pathethic, the governor was a school teacher but since he became governor he has not done any single thing for the youths (education wise), all he did was form a millitant group in the name of religion

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Not only bad leadership oh, who put the person up there 2 lead? And when the person turn bad, who no fit remove am?

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Northern Nigeria!

Take a look at Zamfara and Kano!

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short and simple answer there are many BACKWARD PEOPLE deduce from this what you will, dont have the energy to elaborate, you only have to look at Nairaland and some , and i say some people and see backwardness on display

BYE

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we are backward because the leadership which ordinarily shd chart a course of honesty,vision and unity for the polity has failed to address dese salient issues but concentrate on acrimony,corruption and whipping up of sentiments. ghana (our neighbour) is advancing in leaps and bounds ahead of us while we keep on with our rigmarrole

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Nigeria are filled with lots of hate. tribalism, and are hypocrates,

We refuse to let go of these demon. But prefere to be backward,

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Clocky dearie, that's why power must return to the ppl, after we are supposed to be a democracy(I knw its just a facade) but like i tell u b4 i tire lol

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@alero

Fine people are corrupt , and lawless but can u stop and ask your self if there is any rule of law. When a driver on the street drives carefully on his lane and some lame Bottom governor or government official drives carelessly with an escort and disregards traffic laws, do u expect this same person to be lawlful next time .

see ehn people are tired and frustrated. They have no one to look up too. The country is in such a state that people believe there is  no rule of law so they can for example kill funsho williams and nothin is going to happen.

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maybe if there was a good leader to straighten things up most of the things will be going the way it suppose to go and many talents will be discovered but when there is no job no money nothing and allo everyone is doin is just to survive wat do u expect

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Because of bad leaders.

Colonization and the therefore the lack of patriotism has made people selfish.

Nigeria and Africa in general is backward because it's foundation is highly faulted.

but we have to look beyond this to move forward. Identifying the root of the problem is the first cure of this disease called african countries. The next step is repositioning ourselves in global affairs and we should find a way of improving our relevance and reducing our dependency. We need to think for ourselves and refuse leaders that are dogs to the west. We need leaders that would have the interest of the people at hearts.

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@ Aleroaruya

Revolution is good, but do not have to involve shedding of blood. It can all take place in our heads.

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@luvlymoi

exactly my point. d problem is not really the leaders but all of us in Africa including u and me.

even a baby is corrupt. if u want 2 go c ur b/f or g/f and hv a litu sis/bro, if u dont giv dem biscuit, dey will tel mumy but d moment u promise dem vanilla icecream u hv their vote of confidence. is there really a solution 2 all dis in afirca? 'cos i think our problem starts rit 4rom embryo level

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leaders r the cause of our problem. but thinkin about it oh if our leaders change r we nigerians ready to change? government will say dont litter yet u ll see nigerians litterin all over the place and u can see that litterin is also one of our problems!! i dont knw if any of u hav been to onitsha. so we shouldnt blame our leaders for everthing its also nigerians or africans in general that need to change.

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@omonozozo

this people are old cargoes and don't need schooling, infact they very educated more than u and me.

we have tried dialoguing and its not helping matters. old bones are hard to bend!

what in my opinion wil solve the problem, is revolution, a little shedding of blood like mandela. without this, we will still be where we are and funsho has got absolutely notin 2 do wit this let's leave d dead and deal will those living

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i agree, maybe killing some of the old cargoes up there will be a beginning, wat do u think?

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well if the leadership is bad the followership will definately be bad too. The whole system is rotten from the top and can only be sanitized from the top

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I dont think its only the leaders that are bad, an average Nigerian or African is bad

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we have bad leaders thats why

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