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Nigerians Try Not To Be Too Hard On Yourselves. by Kaziar: 9:24am On Oct 30, 2017
*it's a little bit long*
Someone once said that 'Nigerians are their worst critics' and I agree. Nigerians are quick to point out their failures in comparison to other countries. I said try not to be too hard on yourselves because although some might say getting to 60years as a country we should have something to show for it, I mean coupled with our insane workforce and even natural resources there should be something anything. Do you know that since independence till date Nigeria has only 18+years of democracy (one of the youngest in the world). Before that our leaders were military lords whose singular goal was enriching themselves before the next Coup. The resources of the nation was raped with tenacity for about 33 years. While other countries were growing we were still planning on how to start growing. It was the heads of state that developed oil above other resources and made the country oil dependent which is as bad as it could get for any country seeing as how the oil market is unpredictable. And even after the return to democracy we've not had the best of leaders. Our problems today lies in our history. When Nigerians compare themselves to other countries doing well it's not as if we want them to fail, we just want to do better than them because we know we have what it takes. Nigerians try not to be too hard on yourselves our problems today started before some of us were even born yet we must keep fighting for the country we want. We may not have been able to do anything when things started going wrong with our country and things are still going wrong with it but if you just sit waiting for others to act while complaining about all that is wrong with the nation, you end up being part of the problem.
If we refuse to love our country no one will love it for us. And if your country refuse to give you a reason to love it, give yourself one.
If we refuse to be proud of our country no one will do it for us. And if your country doesn't give you a reason to be proud, give yourself one.
Nigeria needs a lot of work and the more we keep up with the blame game the less work is done.

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