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|Nigeria A Miracle Country by Zenithpeak: 12:38pm On Apr 28, 2020|
NIGERIA THE MIRACLE NATION (Must Read!)
Covid-19: Why Nigerians Must Not Worry But Stay Alive
By Ebiowei Lawal
When I read the news that crude oil price in the international market has dropped to about $11 or $12 per barrel, I was reminded about an interview I watched on the NTA Network Service. That night, the person featured on the interview program was an American born Economist (I have forgotten his name). He visited Nigeria to validate the speculation that Nigeria was actually the Giant of Africa.
In course of the interview, the interviewer asked "you have spent two weeks in Nigeria carrying out your research about the strength of her economy, what are your findings?" He replied "well, I wouldn't say I enjoyed my stay really but I discovered that Nigeria is the strongest economy in the world."
He went on to explain that "I have not said she is the most prosperous economy of the world, mind you. I say so because Nigeria happens to be the largest economy that can survive with the absence of government support except in the area of ensuring security, law and order.
"In America for example, the Wall Street would crash if there is failure of public power supply for two hours. In London the transportation system would fail and there would be huge economic loss if there is power failure for two hours. There would be chaos and breakdown of law and order if government fails to supply water and gas to the people for one week.
"But in Nigeria, the government fails to provide health facility, the people don't complain. Private individuals provide it at high cost, they live with it without complains. The government fails to provide quality education, private individuals provide it at high cost, they embrace it and live with it without complains.
"The government fails to provide electricity for local industries to thrive but when private individuals want to start a business, they use their personal funds to purchase a power generating set and buy fuel at very high cost to run their business then still feel comfortable paying multiple tax to the same government.
"When the government fails to provide public transportation for the free movement of goods and services, in Nigeria a private individual would somehow source for funds to buy a car and convert it to a cab to ensure the free flow of goods and services and at the end pay tax to that same government and feel cool about it.
"So in a nut shell, Nigeria's economy is surviving almost without the support of her government. But take away 50 per cent support of government from the so called great economies of America, England, Germany, France, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa and Japan, their economies would crumble within weeks."
So my take home from this interview is that when crude oil was selling at $65 per barrel before Covid-19 came, Nigerians didn't feel the effect. Rather it is a selected few that keeps looting the money. Now that crude oil is selling at $11 or $12 per barrel, we still do not feel the impact. The only problem of the average Nigerian is the fact that he/she has been deprived the freedom to go out to look for daily bread.
At the end, I believe we shall overcome!
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by Olachase(m): 12:46pm On Apr 28, 2020|
sometimes I day wonder how God take create Nigeria people everything na him day master us, bread way we day buy #10 then now we day buy ham #100, fuel way we day buy #65 then now we buy #145, at first we do agidi Buh after four days we move on, na be lie our government is our problem to all Nigeria citizens I salute
if u said u are not Nigeria that's ur own problem.
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by josen16322(m): 12:46pm On Apr 28, 2020|
wat dis leaders are doin 2 us in 9ja dey cant try it in other countries which i am very positive about dey fail us in every aspect
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by Zenithpeak: 12:55pm On Apr 28, 2020|
josen16322:you are so much on point bro If our government can be alive to their responsibilities and provide all basic amenities for the citizenry we can have our own development in our own ways just like Japan and China
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by josen16322(m): 12:59pm On Apr 28, 2020|
@Zenithpeak yep i tink u are right bro japan and china indeed dat is d way forward
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by Fidelismaria: 1:02pm On Apr 28, 2020|
the joke is on us
We're the ones condoning their stupid corrupt behaviors
We deserve what we get
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by SouthNigerian: 1:18pm On Apr 28, 2020|
That doesn't mean we take away the importance of good governance.
But the truth is, Nigerians are the best humans in the world. Crazy enough, Nigerians will argue with me, saying they are pathetic.
The day we start to rely heavily on our human resources, the Nigerian Greatness will failed to conceal.
|Re: Nigeria A Miracle Country by Zenithpeak: 1:18pm On Apr 28, 2020|
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