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|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by cococandy(f): 1:11am On May 30, 2017|
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by EfemenaXY: 1:23am On May 30, 2017|
The bolded bits of your statement caught my attention.
The missionaries DIDN'T come down to west Africa out of the goodness of their heart. That was a coverup. The real intention was to promote colonialism which was used to practice merchantilism.
See, we all know how the Europeans and Americans benefited massively from the slave trade. Most of the wealth of the financial institutions for example (banking and insurance) were gleaned from the proceeds of slavery. Most of their scientific breakthroughs were funded off the proceeds from slavery.
With industrialisation, there was no need for slavery. Then and only then did they advocate the "abolishment" of the slave trade. But they still needed wealth. Where else could they get it if not from Africa again?
So they came back under the guise of civilisation and turning us "savages" to civil people by attempting to eliminate and destroy our culture. Culture which defines the very essence of who we are as a people, our identity. Don't even get me started on that.
Anyway with colonialism forcefully impacted on us while the British, French, and Dutch tore up Africa with their divide-and-conquer tactics, carting away our natural resources - gold, diamonds (Ghana, Congo, South Africa), cocoa, palm oil, rubber, etc - nothing was given back in return. A few shoddy school and hospitals here and there don't cut it.
Massive exports from common wealth countries, little or no imports in. A one sided trade geared at increasing their wealth whilst imposing policies and rules on us from engaging in beneficial trades (Merchantilism).
Post colonialism after gaining "independence" the next trick up their sleeves was to pretend they'll help us build our infrastructure whilst pushing huge loans with exhorbitant interest rates via the IMF and world bank on us, thereby keeping us forever indebted to them.
Latest trick from them is to promote political instability in wealthy African countries e.g Congo as it benefits them immensely.
These address the bolded part of your post. Now regarding the mass exodus of Nigerian professionals / brain power - that should be a very real concern. Knowledge is power and without knowledge, what are we aside being a nation of jokers?
Couple that with the very stupid African leaders who steak, loot and stash away the county's money in foreign bank accounts. Money that could be used to ensure the country has basic infrastructure in place (good roads, schools, hospitals, constant power supply, etc).
And that's the reason why people who can't deal with it emigrate to greener pastures where basic human needs aren't seen as a luxury.
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by EfemenaXY: 1:40am On May 30, 2017|
Oh Gawd, lady!
What was the level of America's development pre slavery??
The Benin and Oyo kingdoms for example were far ahead! The only difference was they had bigger ships!
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by cococandy(f): 2:14am On May 30, 2017|
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by Acidosis(m): 6:39am On May 30, 2017|
Your explanation of brain drain is 100% accurate.
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by Gerrard59(m): 3:42pm On May 30, 2017|
Well, honestly, he is correct. How many parents of today send their kids to the school they finished from? Every parent today aspires to send his/her child(ren) to private schools as they believe (their prerogative) that the education the child(ren) will receive will be of higher quality compared to public schools. And you or no one can blame them as the government has abandoned her responsibilities concerning good governance.
Same will happen to universities as they (parents) will send their kids to private universities and knowing full well that universities are not created/formed as primary/secondary schools, ie., there are regulations involved. The likes of Covenant and Babcock Universities will become the Harvard and Stanford of the future. The competition will be fierce.
Who is to be blamed? Successive Nigerian governments.
|Re: The Exodus Of The Nigerian Middle Class Has Started. by Viking007(m): 3:55pm On May 30, 2017|
ednut1:Don't mind that dude. Give him an American or even South African visa, next thing You see him in a church for thanksgiving.
Their 'patriotism' starts & end online.
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