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|List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by ortopazz(m): 10:30pm On May 17, 2012|
Many of us deeply feel for the Nigerian chaos buh can do nothing, after observing and despite calls to believe that there's seriously no silver lining at naija's own tunnel, I believe we've got potentials and we can make it!
Buh problems with the Nigerian case is we've defied logic, rather than growing from a stage to another we move progressively retrogressively, i mean it's a cause to worry! About!!
So what do u think can savage our situation, list the problems and possible solutions
at least this thread wil be a remembrance of my buffday! 4eva!
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by eunisam(m): 10:38pm On May 17, 2012|
retrogressively in trying to be one. The solution is divided we stand united we fail.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by Logic Mind: 11:23pm On May 17, 2012|
one solution: divide the country.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by dasparrow: 5:44am On May 18, 2012|
I am not going to start listing any problems or solutions because anyone who grew up in Nigeria or temporarily lived there for an extended period of time knows the problem with Nigeria. I also want to believe that the average Nigerian knows what needs to be done to rectify the problems we face as a nation. Several nairalanders have in several threads listed and offered solutions over the years. If the ruling elite does not want to take any advice because they are benefitting from the current corrupt system of things, then there is nothing anyone can do other than maybe split up the country.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by Gbawe: 7:27am On May 18, 2012|
There is no need for a list.
The main problem of Nigeria is our retrogressive federal structure that encourages everyone to loot profligately , once "na our turn", and discourages/erodes the notion of national pride.
I think, in this day and age, there are vast advantages to our unity and togertherness we should not throw away frivolously because Nigerians, first and foremost, are given to always seeking solutions that prevent us from clashing with our leaders to demand what we all know will surely bring the change we want.
The PDP , through the actions of its politicians who are the most powerful and influential in the land, has caused all Nigeria's problems since 1999. It is uselesss, for example, expecting a potent PIB quickly under a pro-elite and anti-people senate President such as David Mark. It is inane expecting aggressive and brave reforms under gradualists like Yar Adua and GEJ who never aspired to be President let alone know what to do with the position. It is reduntant expecting to see a Nigeria that works for everyone under OBJ - the ultimate opportunist given to an oligarchic style that enriches and empowers a few stupendously with majority of Nigerians settling for mere 'tokens'.
What Nigerians must try to do is come together to support the emergence of a brave and equitable President who will be an enabler of progress rather than a stumbling block to development as we have had for the past 13 years under the PDP.
Under such a President, especially if he puts a genuinely transformational team together, we will see or can demand things that will vastly accelerate the progress of Nigeria, stimulate growth and encourage healthy competition through States and region taking advantage of a truly level playing field. Under such a team, the federal government, for once, can be an enabler of progress instead of the destroyer of development it has been for the past 13 years.
Issues that will aid development will include:
Constitution amendment to tackle the many issues PDP Governments currently pretend the constitution prevents them from tackling e.g GEJ's pathetic announcement that "leaner Government not possible" because of constitutional provisions. Man makes the law and not the other way round. A reforming President will know that man must not be held captive by amendable laws.
A look at sincere and brave reform of the Police force to improve security. We all know inward flow of Investments, tourism et al suffer when security is poor. We need leaders who will place the security of Nigeria as a non-negotiable priority instead of those, first and foremost, driven by the notion of keeping our NPF as it is so they gain a force they can always control and use partisanly. This idea, simplistically, will benefit many public organisations because it is about making institutions stronger and thus ensuring they deliver as orignally concieved.
Genuine privatisation of the Power sector with an uncompromised committment to dealing with anyone who constitutes their own personal interest into a stumbling block against that of a Nation in an age adequate electricity is virtually taken for granted worldwide.
A sincere reform of our oil and gas sector that will first involve leaders looking at the sector as a way to vastly and aggressively improve the fortunes of Nigeria instead of a method of stupendous personal self-aggrandizement. Sincerity of leadership, for example, would have seen the PIB emerge long ago to be serving Nigeria's interest as we speak instead of the reality we all accept feebly.
A comprehensive overhaul of the education sector is in order too. Nothing predisposes a nation to failure more than a poorly educated adult population unable to think critically, troubleshoot and provide solutions plus challenge misrule unanimously and effectively.
There are many others and I will add more later.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by joeyfire(m): 8:05am On May 18, 2012|
The problems are legion but the solutions are few.
Solution 1: Spring Cleaning of the political class and senior govt officials. Weed out, flowers remain
Soluion 2: Restructure the present so called federal structure
Solution 3: rigorously and thoroughly re-orient the ppl of his country. Massive orientation programmes should move into action or else the naija mindset will never change and in twenty years we'll be back to square one
Solution 4: Ban all secret societies and tthroughly eradicate them off the face of this nation
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by ortopazz(m): 6:56pm On May 18, 2012|
well I said enumerate the problems so as putting you who will want to enumerate in a position of authority, by asking u what u wud av done if given opportunity, so wat do u see that makes u feel that u cud av fixed the problem!
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by ortopazz(m): 7:07pm On May 18, 2012|
Logic Mind: one solution: divide the country.
now I ask if u were at the helms of affairs of the country will u proffer this kind of solution?
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by Afam4eva(m): 1:29pm On May 19, 2012|
One major problem in Nigeris corruption and the best solution to it is http://www.nairaland.com/940439/capital-punishment-best-way-curb
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by diordaves(m): 1:43pm On May 19, 2012|
joeyfire: The problems are legion but the solutions are few.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by K,k(m): 1:54pm On May 19, 2012|
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by lacasa: 1:59pm On May 19, 2012|
Jerry rawlings approach shikenan
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by ~Bluetooth: 1:59pm On May 19, 2012|
Problem - Jonathan
Solution - Treat his fu-ck up.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by mimifonwon(f): 2:10pm On May 19, 2012|
ortopazz: Many of us deeply feel for the Nigerian chaos buh can do nothing, after observing and despite calls to believe that there's seriously no silver lining at naija's own tunnel, I believe we've got potentials and we can make it!
1.I believe that the first step to helping solve our problems is to let each state be independent of the government, more like a confederation.
2. There should be education on anti tribalism for the youths( we cannot help our parents they have already made up their mind)
3. Create a separate branch of the government or rather give the legislative branch more power to do checks and balances on each branch of the government.
4. Talk and insist that each school speaks to all youths about the civil war because i see it as the big elephant in the room that everyone always ignore.
5. They need to create an new law enforcement branch that ranges from the likes of fbi,cia, state police, and local police-kinda like the usa, in that each level has more power as the ranks increases over the other.
6. They need to remove sharia law out of our constitution and make sure that everyone is given the right to practice any religion, without being mandated to behave or wear certain clothes just because they are in a state that is predominantly muslim.
7. There should be a private non nigerian firm that investigates and prosecutes former public officials who cannot account for missing funds during their reign.
8. There should be a special prison for them and their properties and businesses should be seized until they make account of the missing funds
9. Implement a program that helps youths who choose not to go to school so tehy can learn a trade(not everyone is school material).
10. Free education in all state from elementary to highschool
11. Each registered political party sponsors must be made known publicly and the amount they donate- I call this transperant pre-leadership.
12. Each person must make known of their net worth prior to entering public office and it must be published
13. Each state should be incharge of their own electricity,water and sanitary
14. To eliminate stealing and kleptocracy we need a weekly published account of the national debt and the amount of money that comes in and out of the country's treasury.
15. AND IF ALL THESE DOESNT WORK, I IMPLORE THAT WE DO WHAT GHANIANS DID TO THEIR THIEVING LEADERS, LINE THEM UP AND SHOOT THEM TO DEATH AND BLOCK AND SEIZE THEIR FAMILY ACCOUNTS AND PROPERTY UNTIL THEY CAN PROVE THEY MADE IT LEGALLLY.
P.S though i want separation of each region for their own welfare, i think economically that many south-south and south easterners will loose out of their fortunes because most of their businesses and properties are in another man's land like lagos and abuja, and i wouldnt leave my mansion and business for another man to occupy just cause i have to move back to my tribal region, nope. So division wont work fairly for everyone.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by newken: 2:23pm On May 19, 2012|
Too many problems
solution: Divide this abyss called country
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by kj_hova(m): 2:28pm On May 19, 2012|
@bluetooth, wow! Dats very deep! Lol. How do we treat GEJ's eff up by d way? Shoot him?
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by tunapawizzy: 2:29pm On May 19, 2012|
Y should we fool around with recommendations 1 -14 when u and I know recommendation 15 is the only way out of this problem. It will also serve as a deterrent for others. If u know say death na punishment for stealing nobody will steal.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by tunapawizzy: 2:46pm On May 19, 2012|
Obviously division has eaten deep into the system. We appear so diverse that some us believe the talked about unity in diversity is not a practicable concept. This country has defied all solution. We d electorates are not helping matters either. We will all complain about the government in our living room and on nairaland.....election day go come, na still under umbrella we go thumbprint. PDP is clearly this nations problem, they have opportunity to make things right but they have decided to keep protecting their own interests and those of their cronies. I strongly believe the unity of this country called nigeria will get its last chance in 2015 if we d electorates don't vote PDP out n defend our votes. So our problem is that the PDP government is politically using ethnicity diversity and religion to cause division amongst us.....zoning n federal character will never bring up best candidates for any position especially the presidency. To get it right we have to vote this monster out. We should eschew the temptation to want to vote along ethic or religious divides. If we can't do this then our suffering just begin in this country
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by diordaves(m): 2:47pm On May 19, 2012|
Capital punishment for stealing right ? How do we determine and identify those that stole ? The police ? EFCC ? The Courts ? If yes, it means these institutions are corruption free and strictly independent to dispense of their duty without fear or favour and so not part of the Nigerian problem right ?
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by LeoMax: 3:00pm On May 19, 2012|
Give 90% resource control to each state.
Grant Economic Autonomy to each state.
State should be responsibility for their electricity generation
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by otokx(m): 3:08pm On May 19, 2012|
The problem with Nigeria is that of low/poor mentality and the solution lies in what the Chinese. did a long time ago; some sort of re-education.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by diordaves(m): 3:10pm On May 19, 2012|
LeoMax: Give 90% resource control to each state. [Interesting. But how will this solve the problem ? read Delta State ]
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by msb247(m): 3:27pm On May 19, 2012|
Nigeria's greatest problem is Illiteracy and poor education quality of most educated ones. The well educated ones are mostly working abroad while the resident ones are kind of silent. The next is Corruption but if Education is currently at the level it's supposed to be, then Criminals and Terrorists would know the implication of what they're doing or intend to do. Unfortunately, our bad system has seen so many graduates unemployed as they're now roaming the streets trying to make ends meet...(theft, kidnap, blackmail, etc are the only options they have).
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by All4sms: 3:50pm On May 19, 2012|
The main problem of Nigeria is GOVERNMENT.....and the solution is GOVERNMENT.....period, we have to find ways of dealing with those cabals and their sycophants. furthermore, the youth must enter into politics, so that, the concept of godfather in politics will be a history. May Allah help our great and bewitching country, NAIJA>>>>>
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by carlos86: 3:59pm On May 19, 2012|
A sovereign national conference for a start
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by carlos86: 4:00pm On May 19, 2012|
LeoMax: Give 90% resource control to each state.
Nice one but in true federation,states should have 100% control of resources and pay tax to the Central government
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by supremebeing09: 4:04pm On May 19, 2012|
Very well said! I made similar points on the thread regarding the merging of states. I would like to expand on your recommendations.
Nigeria should be treated as a business entity, not a country or state. Mismanagement by managers should be challenged. They need to be shaken up. Why create more states when the states we have are nothing to write home about? The names of the states alone are quite dodgy anyway.
They should merge the businesses (states) together with different zones and departments. Obviously, they would need to cut costs and reduce the cost of governance itself. That way, there is a re-established management structure with each individual/department remaining responsible and accountable for their acts while working towards the organisational goals - in this case, bettering the merged states.
With 36 businesses (states) spread around the country, we could consolidate the businesses, making them easier to manage. The businesses should not be dependent on the environment, rather, the environment depends on them. Once the states are merged and there are investments in infrastructure including good roads, electricity, communication, etc, then competition amongst local industries/sectors begins and there is a different type of environment. That way, domestic competition continues to exist and in the process, there is economic growth and development.
Business policies addressing governance (code of conduct, ethics, legal issues, security, development... and the rest) should be imposed. In the states case, the lawmakers are deemed professional at all times, some rules should be followed to monitor behaviours and people owe an obligation to the business (state) to realise the business's goals. That way, there is a level of control, transparency, accountability, authority and a defined level of governance for the merged businesses (states). Each business (state) has the right to implement its policies according to the environment and its wishes to mould such environment to its advantage.
They should be a two-tier governance level (STATE AND FEDERAL). SCRAP THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUFF! THAT DOES NOT HELP THINGS IN NIGERIA RIGHT NOW. THERE IS A NEED TO SHED THE "LOCAL GOVERNMENTS" BECAUSE THAT IS AN UNNECESSARY CHAIN OF COMMAND. THE STATE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE AFFAIRS OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE DIRECTLY AND IN COMMUNICATIVE WAYS. THE STATE SHOULD HAVE A CENTRALIZED DEPARTMENT FOR LOCAL AFFAIRS - NOT "LOCAL GOVERNMENTS". THERE DEFINITELY WOULD BE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IF THERE ARE TOO MANY CAPTAINS ON ONE SHIP!!!
Each business entity (state) reports to the Headquarters (Federal Government - the President and a FEW ADVISERS to make sound and logical decisions which should enhance the objectives of the businesses (states). There also should be a level of corporation between each business (state), regardless of the ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, age and values. There should be no room for discrimination. Everyone is working towards a common goal.
As a business (state), it is essential to seek ways to be innovative and creative in order to remain competitive. Ideas should be shared amongst states. Business opportunities should always be explored and investigated for the long-term benefits of the business. Continuous personal and organisational development must be sought AT ALL TIMES. THIS INCLUDES PRACTISING GOOD EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, WELFARE, COMPETITIVE WAGES, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, HEALTHCARE INSURANCE, TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP, FRINGE BENEFITS AND BLAH...BLAH. IN OTHER WORDS, FOR THE STATE, THIS TRANSLATES TO THE STATE PROVIDING BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS AND GOOD CITIZENS' WELFARE, THUS, BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS WHICH SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY OBSERVED AND IMPLEMENTED!!!
The businesses should continue to provide job opportunities and benefits to several STAKEHOLDERS. That way, there is a win-win situation for both the business (profitability) and employees (job security, social benefits etc). This, to the states, translates to providing good governance, adhering to human rights and providing good standards of living for its citizens.
UNTIL THESE POLITICIANS CONTINUE THEIR POLITICKING, IGNORING THE FACT THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ISSUES PREVENTING GOOD GOVERNANCE OF NIGERIA, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO IGNORE THEIR SENSE OF LOGICAL THINKING WITH REGARDS TO MANAGING A BUSINESS ENTITY. YES, POLITICS AND BUSINESS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS BUT POLITICIANS AND BUSINESSMEN ALWAYS AIM FOR THE AIM GOALS: GOOD GOVERNANCE(LAWS VS. BUSINESS CONDUCTS, SUSTAINABILITY (MAKING PROFITS VS MANAGING RESOURCES) AND LEGACY/REPUTATION (CUSTOMER LOYALTY VS. PERSONAL RECOGNITION).
UNTIL THEN, I DO NOT SEE REASONS TO CREATE MORE STATES WHEN WE FAIL TO MANAGE THE ONES WE HAVE.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by illicit(m): 4:56pm On May 19, 2012|
I got two issues with this country- namely=
The Nigerian Poliice
solution to these problem is the sortin and recruitment of younger sharper and intelligent teenagers probably at their second year JSS2 tertiary education level into the force academy will should be created first, this wud bring respect and valueto the force, as these students will atleast spend some 3 to 4 years in training before churning them out to the society, only brave and intelligent chaps should be considered , as dis is recruitment and not just employment.
Secodly the EFCC, NDLEA, CIVIL DEFENCE should be regular policemen not glorified as the case we have now, this brings respect
the Police should be paid weekly, and other logistics shd be put in place, their promotion shd be regular and constant etc.
the simple answer to this foolishness is instant Seperation. No more no less. Let us have Defined borders, simple.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by LeoMax: 5:03pm On May 19, 2012|
carlos86:Yea, the 10% i leave out should be the tax.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by mikolo80: 5:06pm On May 19, 2012|
KILL THEM ALL
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by Ezeufi: 5:07pm On May 19, 2012|
The biggest problem in nyigbos.
The only solution is to send them to their homeland, Tel Aviv so they can happily be servants to their master race whom they were born to serve.
|Re: List The Problems In Nigeria And Your Possible Solution by vb0mb(m): 5:09pm On May 19, 2012|
One problem is that the informed educated people consist a minute proportion in the Nigeria's population. Many Nigerians are not informed or exposed to current trends in the country.
Take for instance, total members on nairaland constitute 0.06% of Nigerias population and close to 70% of nairalanders are active(excluding guest), of these active member about 30% usually visit the politics section and half of them are Nigerians in diaspora.
The Nigerians in Nigeria needs to be informed, enlighting and empowered with quality education.
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