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What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:04pm On Aug 10
I lived in Nigeria for a total of 15 years and I never received a single benefit from the government. For most young Nigerians the highlight of their lives will be finding an escape route to get out of the country like I was able to cry

As a Nigerian you are your own government.
You provide your own water,electricity,security,education,healthcare and shelter.You even contribute money to tar and fix the road in your neighbourhood!


Yet for some reason, the citizens who suffer from Stockholm syndrome still praise and worship their oppressors.
The country is only structured to cater for the fantastically corrupt politicians who have turned the country to the poverty capital of the world and a massive shithole.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Validated: 1:13pm On Aug 10
As a Southerner, you are most likely not to benefit anything from the FG. Except for NYSC allowance, FG contributed NOTHING to my life. However, the story is different for the average Northerners. 80% of them live off the FG. They work in Federal ministries and parastatals while Southerners struggle for private sector jobs or self employment. Except you decide to join the armed forces or Police, Southerners are greatly disadvantaged by the Federal Character principle.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Aidejay(m): 1:17pm On Aug 10
Sense full this your post
But the question now is what will you do about it? No solution no way forward no remedies, nothing
Just the typical problem identification and arms crossing blame game.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:17pm On Aug 10
Validated:
As a Southerner, you are most likely not to benefit anything from the FG. Except for NYSC allowance, FG contributed NOTHING to my life.
They pittance they pay as NYSC allowance is even paid indiscrimnately and embezelled. Nigeria only benefits the political class. The rest of the citizens are left to fend for themselves.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by MyVILLAGEpeople(m): 1:18pm On Aug 10
Nigeria is the most useless country in the history of mankind.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:21pm On Aug 10
Aidejay:
Sense full this your post
But the question now is what will you do about it? No solution no way forward no remedies, nothing
Just the typical problem identification and arms crossing blame game.



Solution is to relocate from the country. The country will never make any progress as long as APC,PDP and APGA fantastically corrupt politicians rule the country.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:25pm On Aug 10
Validated:
As a Southerner, you are most likely not to benefit anything from the FG. Except for NYSC allowance, FG contributed NOTHING to my life. However, the story is different for the average Northerners. 80% of them live off the FG. They work in Federal ministries and parastatals while Southerners struggle for private sector jobs or self employment. Except you decide to join the armed forces or Police, Southerners are greatly disadvantaged by the Federal Character principle.
Do the Northerners have 24 hour electricity,Good road network,world class healthcare or security? The only people benefitting are the corrupt politicians and their cronies.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by michelz: 1:26pm On Aug 10
"...Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy. Jan 20,1961.
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by daddytime(m): 1:27pm On Aug 10
One of the benefits aside RUGA is that you have a land without naira called NAIRALAND to vent out.

grin

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:32pm On Aug 10
michelz:
"...Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy. Jan 20,1961.
Thrash...Nigeria is of the the few countries in the world along with countries like Somalia and Sudan that does not have 24 hour electricity 59 years after independence. Do you expect the average citizen to provide power?

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by meavox: 1:33pm On Aug 10
The benefit of Nigeria is that it gives you practice for what Hell will be like. undecided

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Validated: 1:34pm On Aug 10
ChiefkeefGB4:

Solution is to relocate from the country. The country will never make any progress as lon as APC,PDP or APGA fantastically corrupt politicians rule the country.

Good suggestion. I do not know about other countries. But in Canada, a child is psid Child Care Benefit until he or she is 18. Again education up to high school completely free with free school bus. As a responsible parent you have the option to pay this CCB money in the child's RESP. That is funding targetted towards the child university education. The beautiful thing is that any amount you pay into the RESP, Canadian government contributes 25% to it. So for example if you pay $1000 into the RESP, government adds $250 making the fund $1250.
Then again university students get grants that sometimes covers their fees and are given students loans. My country is only good for corrupt politicians.
The country needs restructuring and a total overhaul. I am just restraint in not calling it revolution. I am from Delta State Oil is drilled from my state to fund FG, yet we do not get anything in return. No good roads, no infrastructure, not even opportunity for good education. Nigeria is a disgrace to mankind. Please if you can take your children out of the poo called Nigeria.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by meavox: 1:37pm On Aug 10
The solution is Confederation of 4 regions or Split up into 4 countries. Either one of these two options, and according to the map attached.

Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by meavox: 1:41pm On Aug 10
Bernie Sanders is calling his campaign for Democrat presidential candidate "our Revolution". So don't allow the uneducated Buhari to scare you into not using words.... We are already seeing the force of the Fulani Revolution...
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Aidejay(m): 1:44pm On Aug 10
ChiefkeefGB4:

Solution is to relocate from the country. The country will never make any progress as long as APC,PDP and APGA fantastically corrupt politicians rule the country.
this is not a solution think again .
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by internationalman(m): 1:44pm On Aug 10
Dive into cow rearing business you will enjoy a lot of endless benefits.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Validated: 1:49pm On Aug 10
michelz:
"...Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy. Jan 20,1961.
Do you pay tax? My last PAYE while working in Nigeria was averaging N1.25m a momth not including VAT on purchase. Do you know that even at that to get a TTC from LASG was hellish. Alpha Beta gives you a different number. That is a story for another day.
What other contributions do you want me to make for my country? A country that the politicians have turned the reasoning of its youthful population to belie5that poverty and suffering is their birth right.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:51pm On Aug 10
Validated:


Good suggestion. I do not know about other countries. But in Canada, a child is psid Child Care Benefit until he or she is 18. Again education up to high school completely free with free school bus. As a responsible parent you have the option to pay this CCB money in the child's RESP. That is funding targetted towards the child university education. The beautiful thing is that any amount you pay into the RESP, Canadian government contributes 25% to it. So for example if you pay $1000 into the RESP, government adds $250 making the fund $1250.
Then again university students get grants that sometimes covers their fees and are given students loans. My country is only good for corrupt politicians.
The country needs restructuring and a total overhaul. I am just restraint in not calling it revolution. I am from Delta State Oil is drilled from my state to fund FG, yet we do not get anything in return. No good roads, no infrastructure, not even opportunity for good education. Nigeria is a disgrace to mankind. Please if you can take your children out of the poo called Nigeria.
For the sake of your future children the best option is to relocate.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 1:59pm On Aug 10
meavox:
The benefit of Nigeria is that it gives you practice for what Hell will be like. undecided

Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Validated: 2:01pm On Aug 10
ChiefkeefGB4:

For the sake of your future children the best option is to relocate.
I have since relocated. My children are awaiting their citizenship swearing in ceremony. I am the only one still having Nigerian hope. Hoping that my country will one day rise up from the ashes. But everyday you realise that Nigeria was never meant to be a nation. Insecurity, live is just a bullet or a kidnapper away. No electricity, fraudulentl elections, poverty is celebrated, politicians are wrecking the country and sending their children abroad for studies, etc. Nigeria is just a hopeless place at least for now. This APC is the worst thing to befall this country.
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 2:09pm On Aug 10
Validated:

I have since relocated. My children are awaiting their citizenship swearing in ceremony. I am the only one still having Nigerian hope. Hoping that my country will one day rise up from the ashes. But everyday you realise that Nigeria was never meant to be a nation. Insecurity, live is just a bullet or a kidnapper away. No electricity, fraudulentl elections, poverty is celebrated, politicians are wrecking the country and sending their children abroad for studies, etc. Nigeria is just a hopeless place at least for now. This APC is the worst thing to befall this country.
Nigeria failed by father-he got kidnapped for a week a few years ago and ultimately the healthcare system failed him.
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by slimfit1(m): 2:22pm On Aug 10
Well, nothing unless you are a thief AKA looter.

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 2:47pm On Aug 10
slimfit1:
Well, nothing unless you are a thief AKA looter.
100
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Lovelive: 2:54pm On Aug 10
Aidejay:
Sense full this your post
But the question now is what will you do about it? No solution no way forward no remedies, nothing
Just the typical problem identification and arms crossing blame game.




You provide sthg as "paracetamol" to this country-headache
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by Lovelive: 3:16pm On Aug 10
michelz:
"...Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy. Jan 20,1961.

Quote wrongly placed here ( # context)

Try your possible best to situate this say "Ask not... do for your country" into its historical context.

When you do, you will realize that America(US) has done great to the Americans and now Americans are doing same back to their dear country so to make their country even greater. Their target is to make it the greatest country ever exist
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 3:46pm On Aug 10
Lovelive:


Quote wrongly placed here ( # context)

Try your possible best to situate this say "Ask not... do for your country" into its historical context.

When you do, you will realize that America(US) has done great to the Americans and now Americans are doing same back to their dear country so to make their country even greater. Their target is to make it the greatest country ever exist
Regardless of what the average Nigerian does, the fantastically corrupt politicians in PDP,APC and APGA will be a stumbling block. They are hell bent on keeping Nigeria as the world capital of corruption next to Afghanistan.

Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 4:29pm On Aug 10
Front page Lalastiscala
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by petertamtam6(m): 4:56pm On Aug 10
Nothing Brother
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 5:48pm On Aug 10
petertamtam6:
Nothing Brother
The only benefit is providing a passport to escape from the country.
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by HedwigesMaduro: 6:38pm On Aug 10
You get to watch the comedy in government circles? Or which kind of country do you think you can be that will have a higher percentage of comic retards in government?

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Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by ChiefkeefGB4: 6:47pm On Aug 10
MyVILLAGEpeople:
Nigeria is the most useless country in the history of mankind.
Nigerian leaders are-not the country.
Re: What Is The Benefit Of Being A Citizen Of Nigeria? by michelz: 7:50pm On Aug 10
Lovelive:


Quote wrongly placed here ( # context)

Try your possible best to situate this say "Ask not... do for your country" into its historical context.

When you do, you will realize that America(US) has done great to the Americans and now Americans are doing same back to their dear country so to make their country even greater. Their target is to make it the greatest country ever exist
Nah! When J.F. Kennedy made that statement, America was basically like every other average country in the world.
The leaders you blame for all the wrong things in Nigeria are not aliens; they are human beings and Nigerians just like you and I.
What that statement means is that all hands must be on deck to make a country work; be it politician, public servant,private individuals, etc.
If Nigeria is not working, don't just blame only the leaders. The leaders are products of the bad system.

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