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Give Me Reasons Why Nigerians should  Stay Back Home In 9ja

We need to encourage fellow Nigerians to stay back home, just give me reasons that you have plz. This can be your contribution to national development.

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Rest of mind, no fear of armed robbers, constant light, good roads, hot/cold water constantly running in your house. Fast internet, yet you do not have to be rich to have all these things. If you really want to see what poverty is, go to the streets and see the homeless kids, there are so many kids in Nigeria that cannot afford education, how many countries in the west will you see kids hawking when they are supposed to be learning? There is a wide gap between the poor and the rich which is not supposed to be so, its not all about money, it is about security, good welfare packages, where when you are sick, you don’t have to go borrowing before you can have access to quality health care, where you don’t have to be rich to have access to good and quality education. Many kids on the streets in Nigeria wanted to be a doctor,lawyer,engineer,but it will always be a dream for them,just because they cant afford it. Many graduates are out there, searching for jobs after years of sacrifices in the University/Poly,only the lucky few land a good job. These are the reasons why people are leaving naija and people will continue to leave naija in large number.

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IF we all leave Nigeria jst because of d hardship nd other negative things.WHO THEN WILL MAKE D COUNTRY A BETTER PLACE.we can't blame those that migrate to other countries and things are working out 4 them because by d time u sit and see wat really goes on in dis nation if u have ur way u too will leave.confronting and solving problems is a very painfull process people tend to avoid but it becomes more painfull wen we keep avoiding this problems.we jst have really think nd find solutions to dis problems instead of running away 4rm it.

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Am tired of people saying look at China, malaysia etc. Do u guys think they got there with the kind of leaders we have in Nigeria? I'am also tired of the few people who have jobs boasting about 9ja, pls tell me how many of ur coursemates are working? Should we talk about infrastructures? We have a president who has done nothing in 2years. If u've sat at home since 2004 with a 2.1 then you won't say this. My own be say if e no better for you in 9ja discharge, don't let anybody decieve u. Even security man for london wey de do 12 hrs shift like most of our bank boys de do go earn a cool 1,450 after tax(remember to save do ur masters o and if u sharp apply as a home student)

LETS FACE IT THERE'S SERIOUS POVERTY IN 9JA AND WE NAIRALANDERS ARE NOT EVEN ONE OF THEM. When u look at the okada drivers or that woman wey de sell for market then u asked this question again.

Peace

I repeat no compare 9ja to Malaysia or even Ghana(this country de make some serious steps to dev.)

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@ Topic:

There are more reasons why Nigerians shouldn't stay.

Still, whatever works for any given individual.

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@ Poster

To be sinsere lack of infrastructure or unemployment is not the issue, a lot are willing to relocate back to Naija but the

Sicurity issues:

you could easily fall pray if you've stayed too long outside Naija either to the robbers, higher killers etc

Nigerian Police should reinstall confidence in there citizens!

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yet we are the first to rubbish every nigerian innovation

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@tbaba83

first of all,check my location and you ll realise i am based abroad as well,so my comments are not borne out of bitterness or jelousy, just thought ill get that out of the way first.

now your first paragraph,yes i believe they should,there is something called social responsibility,if the government are exhibiting obvious failings,then we should take it upon ourselves to do the litte we can,if you dont do anything and i dont and no one does,then the society will breed legion numbers of area boys and armed robbers,and we end up losing as well,if you get to muritala mohammed,can you honestly say u dont look back or check the side mirror in case armed robbers are following you?

can you honestly say u r not scared if you r in a hold up or going out at night?

lets be honest,how many of us abroad,are even ashamed to even mention our villages due to the level of deprivation and backwardness?

we know the government cant do it for one reason or the other,so rather than flaunting money,wouldnt it be better served by doing the bit we can?if a white family can decide to build schools,hospitals e.t.c for our own people,i beieve it is an indictment on us as citizens of these countries if we havent or dont do anything about it,while we are waiting for government,children who have no opportunities are turning to armed robbers and hired killers who will turn round to terrorise us,have you wondered why some armed robbers will still molest and kill even after taking money?

some will keep on smacking their victims for no reason,and then exhibiting a high level of resentment towards them,the reasons are because they feel like they have been failed and let down by the society at large,not just the government.

yes,you have made your contribution,but you and i know how far that has gone in improving the standard of living of the average villager, i believe you are being overly simplistic  and boderline dismissive about this,and i will suggest you check the disadvantages and advantages of leaving it to the government,as to the last bullet points,pls count me out sire,with all sense of humility i attended private schools all through my education and had my degree programme abroad in a good british university.

i like some others who share my sentiments could very well ignore the les well off,after all we r not affected in any way and continue doing our own thing like you are inferring,but you forget that we dont have any other country and secondly no matter the level of wealth and affluence you atatin in the society,the threat of these less well off we are ignoring will be hanging over our heads,

even if you live in a fortified mansion,you are bound to come outside hence at risk of these same boys who are hawking pure water and lemon vicks and gala in the hold ups, if i was abandoned and neglected in my childhood and circumstances pushed me to armed robbery,you can bet 9 times out of ten any rich,well off victim to me is an embodiment and personification of the government who has failed me,the rich who have ignored my plight, that is the gospel truth sire!

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@lucrabasi

I was at the university of Ibadan in late 2007. The VC of the university, Professor Bamiro, is really changing the face of the campus. The guy is really determined to restore the glory of the University back to when the whites were in charge of the place. The University was wearing a new look. Even the reading rooms of my hall were looking good with new air condition sets there. The floors had been re-tiled and new fans had been fixed. When you walk on the campuses of many Nigerian Universities, you will realize that they have a lot of potentials. Yet, I wonder why the Nigerian Media hardly reports the positive developments on our campuses. Negative journalism reigns supreme in Nigeria. One of our secondary school girls participated in a NASA programme some years ago, yet no Nigerian Newspaper or Magazine put her on their front cover. The key to Nigeria's development is quality information and passion for development on the part of Nigerians. We should also learn to celebrate innovation and creative minds among us. I have my plans and the good lord has given me the go ahead. Cheers.

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@redman44

i totally share your sentiments,and i get what you r saying about nigerians in general,but i will still reiterate that,these attitudes and behaviours are not just an inordinate inborne thing,fostered and sustained as a result of years of dissappointment,hopelessness,loss of opportunities,poverty e.t.c in a situation where a university undergrad has to be a mini local govt on his/her own,providing what the university authorities should be doing i.e accomodation,conducive learning environment,good lecture halls e.t.c they are bound to compromise if the opportunity presents itself,that is different from these that have the opportunity and then pissing it down the drain.these that have a lackadaisical approach to life or are lethargic, is as a result of several knock downs making them despondent and cynical about the nigerian situation,when you have been to a million interviews and you have passed convincingly and the job is given to someone else on the basis of ethnicity or family/political connections,how do you think one will feel?

i applaud your decision to go back home,as i have and are working on similar plans myself,i just wish more diasporians will have this though process,as it will go a long way in kick starting our own brand of the great leap foward.you r welcome and GOOD luck.

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@redman44

while i agree with most of your comments,i disagree with the second and third paragraphs as i believe diasporians share a lot of the faults as well,

its all well and good calling for a revolution of the mind,but what are diasporians doing to change the status quo?its all very well and good for anyone to tell nigerians not to run abroad when in actual fact the ones abroad have either refused to contribute their own developemental quota, but will come back home for two weeks flaunting dollars and pounds as if money grows on trees abroad without telling their hangers on the truth of what goes on abroad.

also,how many diasporians have opted to voluntarily go back to nigeria,like the whites do to africa either as volunteers or relocate and stand shoulder to shoulder with nigerians and either show them how things are done abroad and also identify with them and what they r going through,i dont believe the average nigerian is as bad as you are painting considering what they have to go through on a daily basis,rather i believe it behoves us to do more to lead by example,there are less than 2% of children adopted in orphan homes in nigeria due to the stigma attached,if 50% of diaporians adopted a child each or fostered or opted to sponsor a child,the figures will be relatively less,and it will also serve as a catalyst to breaking down the stigma,i was watching a programme on sky about something holidays and this average white family have always spent their holidays in a ghananian village that they have adopted,they raise monies to pay for school buildings,water and general well being of the whole village yet they are not africans, where are the ghananians in uk?same goes for us as well

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The problem with Nigeria is that many of her citizens have a poverty mentality. Poverty of the mind, so to speak. I'm not saying it is not good to travel out. Travelling to Europe and other industrialized nations makes us exposed. We can learn how things are being done and how to be organized. I am of the belief that one of the factors behind Governor Fashola's drive to sanitize Lagos is the exposure he gained from travelling and living abroad. Small towns in England like South Ockendon, Tilbury and Purfleet are better than Nigeria when it comes to the provision of Public services and infrastructure. I was in the London Borough of Havering the other day and my bag got stolen. I went to the Havering Council Building and laid a complaint with one of the attendants there. She told me to hold on and right from her desk, she called the council's patrol team and asked if they had seen a bag on the streets or someone carrying my bag. She also told me to lodge a complaint at the Police Station. Though I have not seen the bag, I'm happy about the care and concern shown by the council workers. Can we say the same about council workers in Nigeria?

Our attitude and ways of doing things in Nigeria is bad. We really don't care about ourselves and mutual respect is not in our dictionary. In Nigeria, People delight in seeing the downfall of others. We love forming cabals that oppose progressive minds. We oppose people who are visionary in thinking in our schools, churches, homes , offices, Local Governments, States and in our country. We find it hard to acknowledge that someone is better than us. We are also not gracious when someone turns things around. WE NEED A REVOLUTION OF THE MIND IN NIGERIA. The mind of Nigerians is where the rebranding of our country should start. It is because of our bad attitude to life that Nigeria remains underdeveloped. Why do we find it so easy to blame our leaders when we ourselves are also playing a part in destroying the nation? Our leaders will continue to loot the country's financial and mineral resources until we change our mentality that the responsibilty of running Nigeria remains with the Governors and President alone.

Pastor Sam Adeyemi has continued to emphasize the need for Nigerians to change their mentality. We would keep running to other countries until we start to use our inner abilities to develop the country. I was watching Dr Ben Carson [ I hope you know him. If not, google his name ] give a speech through the internet last week. What he said nearly brought me to tears. As industrialized as America is, the country is still lagging behind in Mathematics. Dr Carson was calling on the American government to pump more money into education. Then I thought about Nigeria and nearly cried. We blame the Government for not investing in Education, but when the Government pumps money into our universities once in a while, the money gets mismanaged. Yet, the Professors will keep saying our universities are in a bad shape.

I could go on and on, but I have other things to do. For those that have travelled abroad, it is time to start thinking of Nigeria's development. Yeah, there will be challenges but we will surmount them if we are determined to change things. There is nothing like passion. Passion for change was what brought about the industrial revolution in Britain. We need loads of Passion to rebuild Nigeria. I want to add this- Quality Information is the key to Nigeria's development. Cheers.

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just humming . . . we'll take it higher till we sitting on top, cos we moving to the top . . .

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IF YOU HAVE SKILLS AND KNOW WHAT YOU DO YOU WOULDN'T GO ABROAD FOR A JOB OR TO GET MONEY COS THERE IS REAL WEALTH AND MONEY IN THIS OUR GOD BLESSED NIGERIA.

CARLOS VENTURES

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THERE IS NO REASON TO STAY IN NIGERIA. YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN WILL NEVER SEE THE CHANGE OF NIGERIA. DONT WASTE YOUR LIFE! JUST LEAVE!!!!!

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None of yu people can convience me to stay in Naija, I'm flying away after my service

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Everyone with his/her own reasons,

As for me, myself and l, we will make it here in Naija and come to spend Naija dough wherever we decide to visit in the world.

Amen!!!

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We can go on and on arguing but be truthful to yourselves if u had d funds to travel wont u?. Like i said earlier on , after leaving school and wasting one year of my life in Jos serving my country in the Nysc programme and managing N7,500 every month like a good boy, i came back home 2 lagos with the expectation of getting a good job.

On getting to lagos i was called for a few bank exams every now and then. I was always passing their exams but their interview stage was were i was wiped off their list. This went on for one year. Believe me when i say "it was the most depressing time of my life".

Fastfoward to Jan 2009.

I get a chance to travel abroad for masters. After the first two months in a foreign land i get a job that pays as well as d jobs i applied for back in Nigeria simply by walking into a job agency and leaving my phone number behind.( i must admit its a very tough and demanding job but the pay makes it worth my while).

Now i am going to ask u people again. Why would i want to stay in a country that cant provide a job 4 its citizens. Do u want me to be doing yahoo in order to survive. Do you know how embarrassing it is to see your former school and nysc colleagues on the road asking u where u work?.

Mr poster i am happy right where i am. If u want to stay in Nigeria good luck to u. As for me, everyone has a right to choose how he lives his life. I have chosen mine, cheers.

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we wldnt av had much reasons trvling out if not 4 d poor mgt of nig funds by our leaders.if Nig is gud Nigerians will stay

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the title of the post is wrong to start with,you cant stop or inhibit anyone from travelling out of their immediate domain,also with globalisation travelling out itself is a form of exposure and education, so it doesnt necesarily mean that any nigerian wanting to travel out is for the same reasons, the nigerians ill advise to stay in nigeria are the ones who have better opportunities in nigeria and also the ones abroad who have no papers,no means of getting their papers,no prospects e.t.c

generally the reasons for anyone to stay in nigeria are racism and the idea of being a second class citizen no matter what you have achieved,more and flexible business opportunities in nigeria,better weather,while the economies in the western world are on a decline,that of nigeria is an emerging aconomy

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Let them go - I have ways to help them get visas to most remote parts of the world if they want.

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Oh,Have Those In Nigeria Have Enough To Depend On?Stay And Kill Your Dream?Did Jseph Not Travel Out Of His Father Land In Order For His Dream To Come True,What Did The Goverment Do To Make The Citizen Feel true Son Of The Soil?Or Did They Allow Young Intelligent Blood To demontrate What They Possess Inside Them. A country Full Of Dream Killers Where God Fatherlism Will Never Pave Way For The Truth.

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If u had enough dough to jet out, why not use that dough to start some small scale business here?

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Corruption has destroy the country the rich get richer while poor get poorer, tell me why hustlers will keep on staying in Nigeria

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Often time, we allow emotion to judge our reaction.

It is bad!

those that are leavin this country have their reasons.

even i know thjat if opportunity is granted all of us we shall all leave this country for the few rich ones.

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Nigeria rocks if u have got where to loot or you just have some Good family that keeps ur pocket swelling or u just damn broke to afford a ticket, i guess u all know the rest etc etc

Most people say green pastures right! but i think i prefer to say Bluer Ocean n Yellower sands,

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Pls all those that are advocates for Greater Nigerian great should pls stop being narcissistic and saythe Truth.That Nigeria has been hijacked and the conditions for private enterprise in Nigeria are just to draconian for any long term business to thrive.

As long as conditions at home remain like this, we will have this debate forever,( very few Nigerians really just want to leave thier country for Greener pastures out of lack of Innovation).

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How about a thread of 'let Indians stay in India' or 'Let Chinese stay in China'?

This is definitely absurd. Migration is a part of life, and everybody has the freedom to go anywhere or stay anywhere they like. That's why governments implement migration laws, both for their citizens, and citizens of other nations.

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common, sit down for the country do what, U can have 2 captains in a ship. If all of us decide to stay then do u think there would be employment for us all. our bad leaders where i and they decided to help us build the country and 1 person stole money to develop 140milion people. Go to switzerland banks to find out. Pls if u have something important to achieve while away u can leave else remain in 9ja. Americans are there cos they are united. 9ja have over 200 languages as if we dey sell am, nothing to talk abt and PHCN are saying the reason we arent geting constant power supply is because we are too much in the country

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Who will develop your country for you, except you?

Americans build America, Britons build Britain, Japanese build Japan despite a hostile environment, Chinese build China despite so many limitations. Indians build India, where will Nigerians build except Nigeria. Nigerians should be ready to build their family, their community, then it will be a done deal for the nation.

You must not stay in Nigeria to do so. You could reside in space, moon, anywhere at all to do so, just build. Everyday wherever you find yourself, always remember the child of whom you are, always remember that a good name is better than gold. That way you and only you could hold the light that will beckon for others to follow in the building project.

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Didnt God take Joseph out of israel into Egypt 4 a purpose. Wot makes u think we running away anyway. Has it ever occoured to you that Maybe just maybe God has a purpose 4 us in here, Geez

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we have to realize on thing, Nigeria is too over populated for us all to be there, take for example, in London every street and corner there is a Nigerian there, and so it is all around the world. with all of these people out, Nigeria is still over populated, so some will have to go while some stay.

Now here is the  thing, the people that left are "suppose to go with the intension of gaining knowledge to come back to use to develop the country, thus allowing for the ones coming up to go and learn for thier time too.it's not just for people to go out of the country and sit and not make a good thing out of it. For those that are thinking about leaving Naija, there has to be reasons beyond just the mentality most have that i need to travel to make it- No. You have to have determination of making it "the legal way, staying focused and gaining knowledge to better where you left in the hope of helping others that are there.

Naija is a place of opportunity believe it or not, the thing is that wealth is not evenly distributed, that is the propblem we are facing. take for example there are many people in politics that have made the sit or position a family thrown, which should not be, if everyone took a turn in becoming a rep. or someing there, then things will change for everyone.

Division of labor is a thing that Naija is also facing right now, look at a banker and see all the work assigned to this person, he/she is the same one that will do the marketing, customer service, meeting cordinator everthing- WHY? when all these can be easily divided thus creating more jobs, wealth for others to enjoy.

Job security is one of the reasons that most want to leave Naija, and if there are jobs i'm sure most will prefer to stay in Naija. Many people abroad will tell you that no matter what, they'll return home, it's harder for some because when they say it, and think how things will flow together, then they stay back and change their mind.

The one thing that i like developed countries for is that they are open to alot of suggestions, from ALL OVER AND EVERYONE. you don't have to be in a party or this, or tht to have a solid idea in the development of your country, they hear voices and concerns, you easily walk to a lobbist and tell them what's on your mind, yes  there may be companies that don't like the idea, maybe it will keep them out of more profit, but you'll still be heard and can always reference that hey- i told you this would work. but unfortunately all of that is not present in Naija, to make a statement or impact or suggestion, you have to know this, have connections and all that.

No matter where you are, as long as GOD has put you there, nothing can hold u back, not even if everyone travels.

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This question depends on each individual, but really what reasons do we have not to stay to develop our own economy??

I have never been outside the shores of Nigeria except for an excursion to Seme, but l have every reason to believe not everyone of us have to go outside to make it, l am a living testimony to that.

I used to want to leave the country at all costs and believe me, l have tried numerous options you won't even expect someone my age to think of less attempting; both legal and illegal. It all culminated in me with some fellow 'no do goods' attempting to sow away aboard a ship to Holland from Lagos, no doubt if we had made the trip, l would be past tense today.

We spent more than 3 hours in a speed boat on the high seas to get to where the ship we were supposed to board was berthed; in the middle of the night only for them to see us and raise alarm. On our way coming back, after our botched attempt at boarding around 1 am, we were met along the way by Naija marine policemen who chased us with their boats. I can't begin to explain what we went through on these pages, but l can tell you it was hell all because l wanted to leave the country.

To cut a long story short, l survived the ordeal less than 30 months ago, but l made up my mind after the whole episode not to travel outside Naija except l become a millionaire here in Naija first and l can tell you l am right on track. I intend to make my first trip outside the country next year and l can tell you l will be traveling with enough 'dough' made here in Nigeria.

We don't all have to be employees, we can be employers right here in Nigeria, the reason l am saying all these here is cos l want at least one or two people to learn from my story. At the time of our planning our trip, l was in my 2nd year at the university, now l am a graduate, but before writing my final exams, l already have my real estate business running and l am creating employment for the two people working with me.

For now, if l am given a visa free of charge, l won't refuse, but definitely l won't be using it this year as my business here in Naija is more important than whatever l would want to do in another man's land.

No place can be like home, we don't have to wait for the government to provide us with jobs, have you taken a good look at yourself and your abilities?? If you haven't, please do and you will be suprised you are not already creating employment

@ popeye , you sabi terll story

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Many people have left Nigeria losers and failures and have remained such in another man's land.

Whether or not you leave, success depends on YOU.

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People migrate for various reasons. It may not necessarily be about making it, but living a better and sane way of life.

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Now I know am not alone. the truth is that there exist different classes of people in world, d same is applicable to nigeria, try and get a clean contract and lets see or better still start a business and explain how u got ur initial capital. If any of those hailing our present condition can be bold enough to explain there success story without parent affluence and background advantage then i would resign my present job and head back to IMO STATE

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@BabyGirl 1

You have spoken well. There is nowhere like home. We need to start thinking of how to fix Nigeria. I believe there is a set time for everything. This is the time for us to do something about our country's underdevelopment. Cheers.

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The beauty about being aboard is the security, basic standard of living, one can't ignore that fact, also the system works well in terms of infrastructures such as medical care, schools, housing and social issues.

But I really believe a high number of people who live aboard would go home if these basic things were in place at home.  That's why I believe there're a lot of Niger joints.  There're clusters over all London where you find Nigerians, becos they recreate the home like atmosphere and in some places, man, you really feel at home, that's what they miss, there're not many places or countries that you find lone Nigerians (It's not the norm)

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It's not always employment that makes people leave the country. One day my Daddy came to home and just said me and my others sibling were going back to London, for reasons best known to him and that was it and within days we all left. That’s how a number of my friends also left the country, not because they were seeking to leave. I have siblings who have now decided that they want to go back and live in Nigeria, also a number of my friends have gone back to Nigeria to live - And it's not because they're not making it here - No, they're doing fine.

But I must agree with the comments that say - Home is Home - there's something that's not the same when you're away from home, no matter what country you're in and a time just comes that people just want to go back home irrespective of the condition.

I think that's what we need to understand. When Abraham and then Isaac in his time wanted to leave to go to Egypt because of then famine in the land, God told them to stay and He said in this land (Where there was famine) I will bless you. And they were blessed mightily in the land. When God blesses a man he is blessed even if in lives in the bush.

A number of Nigeria's are suffering as a result of not being were they’re suppose to be and it's sad. People think when they come aboard it will all be well – Only if they could see or know the true story of Nigerians who are suffering, some sleeping rough something they’ll never do at home, in mental homes and their parents don’t even know, some have been without jobs for years – Ah it’s a sad state of affairs, but there are Nigeria's, especially the men, when I look at Nigerians who are suffering here I really feel like crying for them, wasted years just trying to get out of the country and now they still have nothing to show for their years and still trying to sort themselves out, their prime time in life has been wasted, destinies destroyed all in the name of coming abroad. Don’t get me wrong, there are Nigeria’s who are making it clean and good –BUT, man, there’s a lot suffering, more so men.

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The illusion that right now things can get better in Nigeria is a myth.I'm not being pessimistic , Im just being very realistic.We Nigerians at home have allowed our country to be hijacked by a cabal(PDP) and they that we are very docile and cannot think properly.The conditions for investment and private enterprise are just is almost non-existent.

1-First of all there is a strong monopoly on crucial infrastructres for business and certain businesses, that has beeen hijacked--thats a fact, no amount of patriotic talk can obscure this fact.if you are not connected to this people , no hope for you.

2- some of the very leaders that claim to speak for us (Govenors, Senators, Representatives and civil service) cannot approve any business ideas without collecting bribes that far offset thethe capital and profit combined.How can honest business thrive in such an evnvironment.Eg try and get a local contract and see how much bribes you will have to pay.Its not worth it.

3- complete collapse of infrastructure particularly Power and Fuel supply.Tthe average Nigerian at home does not seem to care.

4- the fetish and ignorant behavior of nigerians in General.(from tribalism,nepotism ,cryonism, hatred for innovation,discrimation against youth and novel ideas from youth by our elders,hatred for success, inabilty to use/pay bank loans etc).

These are some of the mammoth roblems that you face as an entrepreneur in this country.Yes there are some succeses, put that pales in comparison to the number of businesses that could have flourished if these factors were corrected.

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I know how it feels to live abroad. I also know how it feels to live in Nigeria. Sincerely, it takes the grace of God to survive in Britain. With the current recession, a lot of Africans are having it rough in Europe. I am not about to bore you with tales of woe here. I'm okay and not doing badly. I have been able to observe how things work in the UK. It was until I travelled to Britain that I came to realize that many of the images we see on TV about this place are phantom. Don't get me wrong, Britain is an Industrialized nation. It is also one of the wealthiest nations in the world. However, there are a lot of things going on in the country. There are poor people in the United Kingdom too. Infact, official statistics state that about 1.4 milion children live in poverty in Britain. I have also come across many homeless people on the streets of London. That is why I laugh when many Nigerians thinks money can picked on the streets of London. You need to work hard for the money. That is the truth. Unless you want to do fraud. And God help you if the Anti Fraud -Unit of the Metropolitan Police comes after you.

I believe we can change the way things are done in Nigeria by putting our hearts to it. It is the responsibility of all of us to make things work in Nigeria. I hold this belief that anybody who has innate creative abilities can survive in Nigeria today. Innovation, creativity and hardwork is the way out of poverty in Nigeria. We have to walk the walk and do the hardwork of promoting our businesses. That is why I'm using my blog to give Nigerians all kinds of creative ideas and how to promote their business. I have my own personal business ideas and projects, but I'm keeping them to myself for now.  I will swing into action very soon.  There are a lot of business ideas flying in the air and we only need to catch the vision. When Nigerians start getting entrepreneurial, there will be no need for many of them to travel out of the country. However, if you're abroad right now, start saving some pounds, euros or dollars weekly. Start thinking of what you can do back home. By being abroad, you should have learnt one or two things about business and entrepreneurship. Don't be afraid of starting small in Nigeria. Nigeria is open for fresh ways of doing things now. Just look at Nairalist.com and Kerewa.com. These are two classified advert websites that are growing strongly in Nigeria. Think of what you can do too. Like I said earlier on, there is nowhere like home. Cheers.

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If only you won't leave Nigeria with the believe that you can't be a somebody here.

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THANK U O. NO MIND THESE HYPOCRITES. TALKING ABOUT STAYING BACK AND DEVELOPING NIGERIA, WOT A LAUGH. IF U WANT ME TO COME BACK HOME ALL OF U PEOPLE SHOULD LEAVE LAGOS/ABUJA AND GO BACK TO YOUR STATES OF ORIGIN AND DEVELOP IT.

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That was a good one ogbronx.

but that answer is much based on a question like

'"Is Nigeria The Only Place Where One Can Make It?"

The question is what reasons can u give

for Nigerians to stay in Nigeria and stop

this silly mentality of I-must-go to USA or Britain

before I could possibly make it in life!!

The fact is that some will never wanna see reasonS

with u until they have gone to learn their lessons.

My piece of advice is this,

As a Nigerian u need to put ur

initiative into use before there can be a way forward.

I know of this young 22 years old guy that

started these online biz last year, he is building his second

house as I am replying now!!

But if u want to have yours BAD EXPERIENCE as ur teacher, then beit!!

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Wow! What an excellent and inspiring story!!

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common, green snake in green grass u are. Y not stay in ur village? why do u go to the city to hussle, wherever makes u feel happy then reside there

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I would like to ask u a simple question and that is how did u generate ur first capital. it is not really about starting, being on ur own or been a lazy citizen. the fact about nigeria is this, it is either you have money or you have someone who can loan u, and if u tink of banks(Mirco Finance bank Inclusive) then u would have the same kind of experience i presently hold. I have a runing nose, with a head that is hiting like hell and my temperature would bost any thermometer that you bring close to to my body this simply means am seriously sick. I just decided to log on to read a post that might easy the burden am caryy, all becose i have several wounderful plans and i have decided to invest in one of my creative ideals. By my projection if i had the Loan of #500,000.00 naira i have been chasing for over a month now, i would be willing to stay and help rebiuld the falling wallls of jeruslam but the truth is am stuck, I have to pay about 95-98K on several charges raning from administraive cost, to cot, to vat on cot to interest. I wish i could just get a ride wake up and disappear but the fact is I have family and love one and am really d irreponsible fellow, the worst part is I am presently carrying a work load in office that use to be two other people responsiblity just to ensure that the finance management submit a profit as fiance report. I can't possible type all am going through all because i don't want to have my children write post such as this in future.

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Guys, lets change this irresponsible attitude of asking where is job and all those comlaints, we have today Malasia, China, India and Singapore as good examples of what a hopeless nation can make happen if the people would take individual responsibilities.

Instead of yammering about lack of jobs, why not believe in yourself and turn it to an opportunity for you to build your own organisation and create jobs.

Change your minds people!

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There is no place like home. Though I'm not in Naija at the moment, I love my fatherland. I will be coming back to Nigeria when I'm through with what I'm doing here. I know many of us will give a lot of reasons why we should not stay in our country. I also agree that Living in Nigeria could be tough and daunting, but I've come to realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side. I just want to give this simple advice: If you're able to travel abroad, study how things are done in your country of abode, work hard [ hardwork does not kill and it pays in the end ], save up some money [ You can save money if you're determined ] , and come back to start a business in Nigeria. We cannot continue enjoying the infrastructure and facilities of other countries. We need to embark on the development of Nigeria after seeing how things are done in countries like Britain, USA, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Belgium, Holland etc etc.

I was told of a lady from Ghana who came to the UK on a 2yr visa. This lady knew what she wanted to achieve from the onset. She did up to 4 different jobs and worked extremely hard for those two years. She did not allow herself to be distracted by what other ladies were doing in London. Many of her friends and relatives thought she was mad. She rented a small room and bought food and clothing at a bargain or on ebay. She was spartan in her lifestyle and frugal in her spending. At the end of the day, she packed her bags and returned to Ghana. She returned with more than 10,000 pounds. Today, she lives like a queen in her country.

The Development of Nigeria lies in our hands. No one will do it for us. This is the right time for us to start investing in our country. No matter how small the investment is. I don't want to say much but I know what I'm doing. If you're abroad right now, this is for you. Sit down and think of a biz or project you can carry out in Nigeria. Look around you and see what business models you can replicate back home. If you're determined and hardworking, I can assure you that you're on the path of really making it in life. Enjoy your stay abroad but have Nigeria at the back of your mind. Cheers.

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This question depends on each individual, but really what reasons do we have not to stay to develop our own economy??

I have never been outside the shores of Nigeria except for an excursion to Seme, but l have every reason to believe not everyone of us have to go outside to make it, l am a living testimony to that.

I used to want to leave the country at all costs and believe me, l have tried numerous options you won't even expect someone my age to think of less attempting; both legal and illegal. It all culminated in me with some fellow 'no do goods' attempting to sow away aboard a ship to Holland from Lagos, no doubt if we had made the trip, l would be past tense today.

We spent more than 3 hours in a speed boat on the high seas to get to where the ship we were supposed to board was berthed; in the middle of the night only for them to see us and raise alarm. On our way coming back, after our botched attempt at boarding around 1 am, we were met along the way by Naija marine policemen who chased us with their boats. I can't begin to explain what we went through on these pages, but l can tell you it was hell all because l wanted to leave the country.

To cut a long story short, l survived the ordeal less than 30 months ago, but l made up my mind after the whole episode not to travel outside Naija except l become a millionaire here in Naija first and l can tell you l am right on track. I intend to make my first trip outside the country next year and l can tell you l will be traveling with enough 'dough' made here in Nigeria.

We don't all have to be employees, we can be employers right here in Nigeria, the reason l am saying all these here is cos l want at least one or two people to learn from my story. At the time of our planning our trip, l was in my 2nd year at the university, now l am a graduate, but before writing my final exams, l already have my real estate business running and l am creating employment for the two people working with me.

For now, if l am given a visa free of charge, l won't refuse, but definitely l won't be using it this year as my business here in Naija is more important than whatever l would want to do in another man's land.

No place can be like home, we don't have to wait for the government to provide us with jobs, have you taken a good look at yourself and your abilities?? If you haven't, please do and you will be suprised you are not already creating employment here in Naija with what you have got.

PEACE!!

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