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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by hiuser: 5:30pm On May 03, 2013
modextus: Nigeria has no reason to be poor —EU

European Union on Tuesday identified corruption, impunity and poor resources management as causes of poverty in Nigeria.

THATS RIGHT

At a media parley in Abuja, the EU Ambassador/Head of Delegation, Dr. David MacRae, said Nigeria had no reasons to be poor with all the available resources in the country and a fast growing economy.

THATS NOT RIGHT

He said, “It would have been far better if those resources had been used to deliver basics services like education, health and infrastructure to the people. These are the things needed to be put in place.

DEPENDS

“What this country needs are jobs; jobs for the people especially young people. If young people had jobs they won’t be unnecessarily agitated and getting involved in misdeeds. But without work, without just income, and no social safety net in Nigeria, the people will continue to face poverty. Half of the population in this country are below poverty line.”

NOT TRUE

MacRae said no country with cases of human rights abuse could have a meaningful development.

THATS NOT RIGHT BECAUSE EVEN IN PLACES LIKE HOLLAND IN EUROPE THEMSELVES THEY ARE INTO AMERICAS,NOOOT JUST U.S.A(AMERICAS)!AND THEY HAPPENED!

According to him, the reported killings of innocent civilians in the recent clashes between security forces and Boko Haram and other reported violations by security forces call for concern.

He said, “The fight against terrorism must be conducted within the law rather than outside of it. Anything less is unacceptable. Those responsible for containing the crisis must act with utmost respect for the rule of law, with measures in place to ensure that the innocent and their property are protected.

“If there have been abuses of human rights or abuses of law, those who have done this should be brought to justice. This is obviously the way all civilized nations behave and we regard Nigeria as one of these.”



The EU boss lamented how poor power supply was affecting businesses in the country, adding that, government must tackle impunity for a healthy investment drive.

MacRae said the commission was ready to support Nigeria to strengthen democracy as “it is relatively new to the country.”

He added, “It is not something you can build overnight. The National Assembly has to do its job, it has to be equipped to do its job, it has to understand this role, it has to be trained to exercise its responsibilities.”

Citing the EU Independent observer which described the 2011 election as the best since Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999, MacRae noted that there was still room for improvement.


EUROPE IS IN PRISON CELLS


He said, “We have a situation in Nigeria. Nigeria is regarded as the leader of Africa, as the leading country in this continent, as the largest black population on earth, with the economy which is growing fast, relatively speaking, but regrettably, poverty is not diminishing in the country and jobs are not being created.”

Considering the population of Nigeria, MacRae said, there was little the union could do to help without Nigeria’s government playing its role.

THAT IS ALL

Said he, “Whatever we do without development cooperation programme can’t possibly be adequate to meet the needs of the population of that size. It is Nigeria’s own resources which must be used to build on these. We will do what we can to help especially in area of governance including effective service delivery.

WE LOVED IT THERE!

MacRae bemoaned the high mortality rate in Nigeria describing it as worrisome, saying “more needs to be done”.

He stressed the “need for a radical shifting of resources of this country to address the basic issues for the interest of people.”

http://www.punchng.com/news/africa/nigeria-has-no-reason-to-be-poor-eu/
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by hiuser: 5:36pm On May 03, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

Ehhhhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Do you have me? PEOPLE ARE CRIMINALS!!!! EUROPE GO TO AMERICAS!!
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by hiuser: 5:40pm On May 03, 2013
Rossikk: It is not being colonised that is the issue. The issue is what did the colonialists DO in the respective nations they colonised? In SOME countries they built infrastructure, schools, and created functional institutions which went on to serve those nations after independence. In OTHERS, especially the BLACK nations, all they did was loot, loot, loot and loot. In Nigeria, despite exporting hundreds of billions in today's money worth of resources from 1897 to 1960 they only built ONE university college, not even a full fledged uni. In 63 years of rule. As for roads, power etc, they did virtually nothing. In 1960, after 63 years of British rule, we generated 270 megawatts of electricity. 95 percent of Nigerians had no access to electricity. There was no national grid. Rail. Oh they built a line from Kano to the southern ports for ONE reason, ie to evacuate our resources. At independence, we were just a bush. Today we have advanced a lot and are still advancing, thanks to African rule. The EU can take their 'concern' for our 'plight' and stick it up their round holes.

LOOOK THEY ARE NOT SEEING YOU!!
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by hiuser: 5:44pm On May 03, 2013
anulaxad:


SHUT UP,COWARD,WHO ARE YOU.

WHEN NIGERIA WAS FOUND,THEY FOUND WHAT NOTHING,JUST THREE YEARS BEFORE INDEPENDENCE(MONEY)OIL WAS FOUND,SOUTH AFRICA HAS ALWAYS HAD GOLD.

WE ARE POOR BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE STILL BLAMING THE BRITISH FOR OUR PROBLEMS WITHOUT NOT ACTUALLY FACING YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT. COWARD.



I loved hearing this all the time! YOUR GOVERNMENT IS THE OGASS IN YOUR SPACE BECAUSE THEY ARE SO INTO HOW YOU COULD THAT NEW YORK WASNT FAR AWAY IN EUROPE..FIND OUT AND THEN SOMEBODY IS TALKING TO IT!!! NOT YOU...!!!

OK LET ME EXXPLAIN...

WE ARE INTO...HOW YOU COULD THAT YOU DIDNT SEE WHY WE ARE INTO BRITANNIA AS WELL! BUT THEY ARE A PEOPLE ONLY AND THEN THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO TELL YOU NOT TO DO IT AGAIN THE SAME WAY BECAUSE ....

DID YOU DISCOVER HOW YOU COULDNT HAPPEN?
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by rusher14: 8:55pm On May 03, 2013
hiuser:

I loved hearing this all the time! YOUR GOVERNMENT IS THE OGASS IN YOUR SPACE BECAUSE THEY ARE SO INTO HOW YOU COULD THAT NEW YORK WASNT FAR AWAY IN EUROPE..FIND OUT AND THEN SOMEBODY IS TALKING TO IT!!! NOT YOU...!!!

OK LET ME EXXPLAIN...

WE ARE INTO...HOW YOU COULD THAT YOU DIDNT SEE WHY WE ARE INTO BRITANNIA AS WELL! BUT THEY ARE A PEOPLE ONLY AND THEN THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO NEED TO TELL YOU NOT TO DO IT AGAIN THE SAME WAY BECAUSE ....

DID YOU DISCOVER HOW YOU COULDNT HAPPEN?


Who be this one again?
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Nobody: 10:09pm On May 03, 2013
Banku&Tilapia:

Absolute stupidityyyyyy cheesy grin so u still blame da British for nigeria being a shiiiit hole. Did u Jux woke up from coma? cheesy
your ignorance is frightening. SMH. you need to read books that talk on neo-colonialism so you can stop spewing sh.it.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Nobody: 10:13am On May 04, 2013
Sumtimes i pity d future of dis country.Y do 9ja govt depend so much on oil,y cant dey invest in other aspect of d economy like agriculture,technology,eduction,etc....C crude oil dey dry o,it is not abundant 4 ever o,1 day al d oil wells 4 9ja go dry finish.Our leaders knw this but they place less concern on it because they knw by dat tym they might av bin in their grave,so dey want to pas dis burden to d future leaders...Now we av d oil instead of them providing basic infrastructure now dan later,investing large in agriculture and technology,they wil not...D ealier we realize dat the future of dis country dose not depend of oil d beta 4 us...The future of dis country depends on education,agriculture,technology,industralization and n ot oil ooo...Oil dey finish o.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by tester989898: 1:18pm On May 05, 2013
WTF it is sad
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jpphilips(m): 1:49pm On May 05, 2013
Rossikk: The EU should ask their member, Britain, what she did with all the monies earned from Nigerian exports from 1897 to 1960. If that money had been used to develop Nigeria rather than embezzled and used to develop England, Nigeria would have been as fully developed as South Africa at independence, and we wouldn't be having this conversation. So let them start with their own thievery. We are poor today because we are playing catch up, struggling to build things that should have been built 100 years ago.

where do you sh!!t these kinda opinion anyways, you are playing catch up u said that is wrong, the infrastructures and administrative system left behind were solid till we mismanaged them.
an eg is this; the railway system, the british connected the major and productive cities in Nigeria with rails, since they left, we have not been able to consolidate them and expanding rather we left them to rot.
you can equally argue that it has trade interest for them, thats correct but what infrastructure flies our trade interest lately?

another fact that will interest you is the earnings of this country since 1960, we have earned more money than any other developing nation till date, our earnings from 1960 till date is enough to put the most populous black nation in the world on the map.

ask yourself; how much did it cost to put dubai on the map? before you argue that dubai is small, how many small dubais do we have in our big Nigeria?

even a blind bat agrees that mismanagement and insincerity of purpose in leadership is the reason Nigeria is still struggling with the basics.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jess5(f): 9:27pm On Jun 16, 2013
A-town:


The problem is not the leaders but WE the people. We are a nation of "expo" carrying primary through secondary through job interview people and you really expect MAGIC. Wake up

That is why we have to stop blaming the EU, America and colonisation. When we do that, we can search deep in our heart and realise we are the problem. When we keep on blaming others, we are only giving the leaders an excuse to continue doing what they are doing.

In so doing, we are also telling ourselves and the next generation that corruption, bribery and all the vices that go on in the country are ok. There is no country in the world that is free of corruption, but some are just so gross. Some like Nigeria.

When we stop blaming others, we will start taking action. Until then, it will be almost impossible to make a difference. We have a country where a few are stupendously rich and the majority are poor or managing to go through life daily.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jess5(f): 9:34pm On Jun 16, 2013
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Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jess5(f): 9:47pm On Jun 16, 2013
Rossikk:

Yawwnnnnn. We all know what happened to our real leaders - the post-independence progressive heroes like Lumumba, Zik, Awo, Murtala Muhammed, Kaunda, Sankara, Nkrumah, Nyerere, Kenyatta and others. Men who were determined to make Africa hit the ground running. All were either assassinated or sabotaged by western imperial intelligence agencies and their local collaborators. The result? Their successors were less altruistic, less scrupulous, less progressive, and more prone to compromise and corruption. Gaddafi tried to keep the faith via strong head. He ended up being gang-rap.ed to death by western-supported soldiers for failing to sell his country to them.

So it is PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDABLE why the moral standards of the present crop of African leaders appear less than those of their predecessors.

Nevertheless, progress is still being made across the continent even by these leaders.



Keep making EXCUSES for why the west is holding on to your TRILLIONS by talking RUBBISH about ''banks''. Who imbued the banks with such laws that so conveniently aid and abet international theft and corruption?


And keep on making excuses for those who are robbing your country dry. Keep on blaming the west and Nigeria will change for better. And who knows, maybe you are a part of the people keeping the country the way it is because it benefits you and is to the disadvantage of millions.

Keep on blaming the other and exonerate yourself, the trick has been working. Dumb down the masses and make all of them blame the west and take the attention away from you to operate freely.

GOOD job!!!
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jess5(f): 9:49pm On Jun 16, 2013
onitshaigbo:

Which ones? The only ones are those that the whites left behind and form the majority or are still in power. Remember China and Japan were never colonised. India and Pakistan were colonised, and they are still dirt-poor, much poorer than Nigeria.

Of course, Nigeria is the most developed country among all developing countries. Keep on deluding yourself. cry
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by jess5(f): 9:54pm On Jun 16, 2013
Rossikk:

You need to go and STUDY the development of nations on a case by case basis. You have a LOT to learn.

Singapore and Malaysia were nations that received MASSIVE western investment and free access to western markets as part of a deliberate post-World War 2 policy of the victorious allies to checkmate the spread of communism in Asia through the building of powerful capitalist outposts like South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and other Asian 'tiger economies'. Those economies were WESTERN inventions and those places would have remained the unremarkable backwaters they were, without that deliberate western policy set in motion in the 1950s after the war. Why do you think South Korea is so different from North Korea? Do you realise they used to be one country? Today the north is backward with a starving population led by communists while the south is a first world capitalist outpost. Do you think that happened by accident? Or you think the South Koreans are 'smarter' than the northerners? Think again. There are serious geopolitical issues that undergird much of what we see today in the world. It's not about peddling simplistic answers.

Like i have said before, keep on deceiving yourself. Keep on blaming the west while you keep on making more money without improving the lives of the citizens.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by Horus(m): 10:19pm On Jun 16, 2013
Sometimes, lack of progress in some of the African countries is due to too much parliamentarianism. To make a road it has to go through the parliament and pass through many levels because nobody wants to take the authority and take the responsibility and act. Everything is postponed or there is a sort of tendency to procrastinate. Things never move. So, a strong leader is essential.
Re: Nigeria Has No Reason To Be Poor — EU by asekunowo(f): 9:41am On Jan 22, 2015
it evn better for us if we ar poor nd nt corrupt,dan to be rich nd corrupt.we want a poor man who knws wot it takes for sm1 to be poor,i tink ds person we be able to put consider d masses nd be able to work for them

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