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Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by OruExpress: 4:01am On Jan 21
And this goes for all governments including Buhari's.

Ask yourself why state workers are the only workers in Nigeria that at guaranteed minimum wage, benefits and vacation, while everyone else is not 100% sure they will be paid for years of work in the private sector. Unless of course they find a job with a foreign company in Nigeria, but at that point what is the differentiating factor other than working for a Nigerian. The rest of us, if we can find work, are subject to nepotism, rape, beatings, humiliation, degradation, insults, to the point that the average Nigerian is employed be someone who treats them worst than an enemy ever could.

This example is small. Buhari is wicked, incompetent, and lawless. But does this differ from the average pastor, iman, lecturer, police officer, husband or even parent? Anytime the greater bulk of Nigerians are given authority, the concentrate their energy on making others feel less than or trapped. At least Buhari is looking out for Fulani people all over West Africa. Who can the average wheelbarrow pusher tell you he's looking out for? What the little authority he has as a wheelbarrow pusher he will hit as many legs as possible, and argue with anyone that objects to the pain. He will damage people's clothes and frustrate them to that small but consistent extent that he can. If you give this person an army and oil budget, what will he do? The woman that beats and degrades her 'house girl' (slave) at every given chance... what will this person do if asked to tend an entire country of poor people?

As much as we want to blame the government for Nigeria's problems, the truth is we excel at creating pain and frustration for each other. Countless Nigerian homes are staffed with fathers who's income begins with their hand and ends with their stomach alone. Many parents cannot keep valuables in their house because their own children will steal it. Most pastors, when given a chance to speak will focus on creating animosity and paranoia from their followers. The hear more prophecies than all of the prophets combine, and declare and decree more than Jesus ever did. Go to a Nigerian church and all you will hear is 'binding' 'devil' 'fire' 'blood' 'destroy' 'rebuke' 'hate' 'steal your destiny' 'die, die, die'. Then after hearing this bloodthirsty sermon for four hours, a person will emerge from that church filled with the spirit of division and conflict, which he or she (usually she) will call 'the holy spirit'. Go to church anywhere else and you will walk out with new insights on life and a hopeful feeling. Go to Nigeria and someone has buried your destiny in the sand and must die. And don't let me start with the imams.

So what will it be? I cannot ask everyone to change Nigeria, and this is only a post on a forum so I don't expect to do miracles. But please, whatever authority you have in your personal life, and the authority you will soon gain, please be humane to the people around you. Whether you're the person with the wheelbarrow or the next president, live a life that makes life a blessing.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Rosskii: 4:35am On Jan 21
Very good points by the OP.

Country of government blamers. My favourite is ''we don't manufacture common toothpicks'', the implication being it's the govt's fault.

Pray, is it govt's job to build toothpick factories?

Or is it your job as a member of the private sector?

What stops you from starting a toothpick manufacturing business in your backyard, if you notice there's a gap in the market, leading to importation of same?

Much easier to blame Buhari, or blame ''Nigeria'', and sit on your fat asss.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Citytrend: 4:47am On Jan 21
Hard fact. Though I disagree with your Headline

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Freddykrueger: 4:49am On Jan 21

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by F117nighthawk: 5:27am On Jan 21
Freddykrueger:

Of course it will be MUMU POST to those PEOPLE the Message HIT HARD ON, if you are sure you don't belong to those wicked souls that needs a change of heart u will surely see good sense from the write up

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by dominique(f): 5:38am On Jan 21
Truth of the matter, a lot of Nigerians are BAD

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by landmark86: 5:41am On Jan 21
Still searching for Op points on this write up.
I totally disagree with you Op. Nigeria government are not trying at all. Many Nigerians are struggling and hustling day to day to make a living but our government policy are not helping the masses. It only favour tthemself.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Sirheny007(m): 5:41am On Jan 21
The people in the country is a reflection of the bad government.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Plead(m): 5:41am On Jan 21
dominique:
Truth of the matter, a lot of Nigerians are BAD

Including you kiss

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by henryobinna(m): 5:41am On Jan 21
I don't agree.

The Nigerian government is a reflection of the Nigerian people.

To me they're the same

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by AK481(m): 5:42am On Jan 21
Drunkard .

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Faceville: 5:43am On Jan 21
Baba this table wey you dey shake ehhh. grin grin grin.....

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Shibaraba(m): 5:43am On Jan 21
People dey mental for this forum ooooooo. The mods sef dem be faigbo Jeun dobo people

For if government means a group of people with the authority to govern a country or a state, then what does this one mean?

Person go just wake up start Weyrey engine start to drive.
Dear Op, you need pastor mbaka

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by ETWs: 5:44am On Jan 21
Na so
Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by SenecaTheYonger(m): 5:44am On Jan 21
This is why I maintain that Nigeria cannot be fixed. Because even if you fix the government to be as fair and partial as Jesus was, you can't fix the average Nigerians mindset - it's meaningless to even try.

The only hope is to start from the kids to teach them to have strong morals, to have a concience, to be able to feel for other people as if they're an extension of themselves.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by celestialAgent(m): 5:44am On Jan 21
This is not far from the truth

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by AceRoyal: 5:45am On Jan 21
I understand you points and perspective BUT
Are you saying the government is different from the people?
Are you trying to subtly exonerate the government?

A fish gets rotten from the head downwards and not the other way round.
The masses have a share in the blame but the government has the greater share.

While you drive home your point in castigating the people, be fair and do same to the government.

Most people act the way they do because they see how power drunk government officials are and tend to follow their example unconsciously in their everyday lives once given a bit of power or when they find themselves in positions of power because they feel it's the right thing to do based on glaring examples.

Most of the things you wrote up there can be attributed to one major factor.... POVERTY!

Is the government not directly and indirectly responsible for the prosperity or poverty of a nation?

The government is by no means better than the people, they're worse because their actions and inactions reflect in the lives of the people and gives credibility to the points you have raised.

Nice piece though.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Esseite: 5:46am On Jan 21
Hmmm
Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Kingspin(m): 5:46am On Jan 21
The Nigerian government/leaders corrupt the
Nigerian people.



The evil, greedy, divide and rule activities of those in public offices trickle down to the populace over time.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by ProphetAmos: 5:46am On Jan 21
Big ups to the OP.. I quickly moved in to see the post owing to the Headline.. Valid salient points you made with this post..

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by olutop(m): 5:46am On Jan 21
The government is a reflection of the people, those in government were once neutral citizens, we just need to work on ourselves to have a better governance in future, no miracle can solve that.....

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Xavfra(m): 5:47am On Jan 21
The op is right.. But u can never run away from the truth.
The Nigerian govt is terrible...
It was asked if it was the govt work 2 build toothpick factory... But who will secure it... Abi d S. west started their own security network nd members of this failed govt nd country are against it....
So ask urself hu is deceiving hu.
For me to elucidate on dis topic I'll occupy space so let me allow odas 2 contribute.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by GeneralShepherd(m): 5:48am On Jan 21
I agree with you to an extent especially about treating people around us with respect and dignity.

However, I completely disagree that the Nigerian government is better than the people. Humans are very impressionable and learn from people in positions of authority.

High-handness, brutality and the use of force as seen in Nigerians can be traced to years of military rule. Even democracy has not even dented those years of conditioning.

Why do you think every rich Nigerian drives around with a convoy blaring sirens? Surely you can drive in a convoy with security silently.

About worker's rights, do you realise that the government should be implementing and enforcing laws that protect people. Humans are naturally selfish, mostly and thus a lawless country will always breed social vices and chaos.

Our governments past and present are failures and the problems of Nigeria rests squarely on their shoulders.

Don't blame us wey dey suffer

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Tomilola360: 5:48am On Jan 21
Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Lostz(m): 5:48am On Jan 21
so it is okay for buhari to look out for only the good of Fulani west Africa with Niger Delta God given resources?

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by kellystone87: 5:48am On Jan 21
This govt is bleeped ,this country is bleeped,the leaders are bleeped...am a Nigerian and am better than d govt...click like if u are better than dis govt or share if d govt is better

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by echelons(m): 5:48am On Jan 21
The people are a reflection of their government.

You can't have a government that truly don't care, a government that has systemically impoverished its people and you want a people that love.

Nobody gives what they didn't receive.

Government oppresses the people, the people oppress those under them, and the chain continues.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by henryobinna(m): 5:49am On Jan 21
Rosskii:
Very good points by the OP.

Country of government blamers. My favourite is ''we don't manufacture common toothpicks'', the implication being it's the govt's fault.

Pray, is it govt's job to build toothpick factories?

Or is it your job as a member of the private sector?

What stops you from starting a toothpick manufacturing business in your backyard, if you notice there's a gap in the market, leading to importation of same?

Much easier to blame Buhari, or blame ''Nigeria'', and sit on your fat asss.
it's the government's job to create enabling environment for businesses to thrive.

There's no constant power or even 15 hours guarantee of power, there's no good road to move your goods and raw materials easily, and finally there's an extremely poor level of security, yourself, your staffs and your goods are not safe... Tell me who's job it is to fix these things.

Also tell me if any business man would want to take the risk, very few will be willing. Not to talk of the series of bribes you have to offer to tbe various levels of government for approval of some sorth...


The truth whether you admit it or not, the various federal government administrations(alongside the state) have repeatedly failed Nigeirans and that includes your darling Buhari, in my opinion he's the worst I've experienced.


The thing is the Nigerian Gov is a reflection of the Nigerian people. No matter how bad a government is just take Buhari for example, you must see millions of people most times a whole region cheering him on, supporting him even when he's raping everything in Nigeria including the Nigerian people.

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by anonimi: 5:49am On Jan 21
henryobinna:
I don't agree.

The Nigerian government is a reflection of the Nigerian people.

To me they're the same

Exactly. Well said.
No difference as the people own the government.
Where do the office holders who make up the government come from? Alien territory or from among the people of the country





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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Cousin9999: 5:49am On Jan 21
Hug it out, op.

Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by kernniejay(m): 5:50am On Jan 21
Any government is as good as its people. It is from the entire people that few people emerge as government. Besides, it is the people that vote for the other people to lead them. In Nigeria, those in power give bribe to electoral officers to manipulate results, and also give token in cash or foodstuff to people to vote them, and the people that give bribe to get to power cannot be better than the people that receive bribe to put them in power. So govt believes that they have paid their dues and when they get to power they feel they are not accountable to anybody again. It is only in rare cases in Nigeria that you have honest people getting to power and leading uprightly without embezzling or diverting public fund.
in Nigeria, politicians are thieves that emerge from the total number of thieves in the country. An average Nigerian would tell you when he gets to power he would enrich himself, is that not a vicious circle?

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Re: Sorry To Say, The Nigerian Government Is Better Than The Nigerian People by Funkyswagzz(m): 5:51am On Jan 21
Obviously we have a long way to go.. I believe we things are getting better and I can see some of our leaders are doin a very good job. Nigerians are waking up to their rights too. So I believe it will get better and better

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