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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:40pm On Nov 21
Even if I can't enjoy this, at least let my children enjoy this kind of world class Infrastructure in Africa!!

Barcelona, Spain

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by RuudVanNisteroy: 7:43pm On Nov 21
Raydos:
Even ordinary Windhoek in Namibia, Has a beautiful streets with well paved roads and sidewalks, and to imagine Nigeria is 10 times richer than Namibia oo

We're finished in this country
Lets us start with emulating Namibia,Botwana and South Africa before we attempt Asian,European and North American countries.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Daum: 7:43pm On Nov 21
PhiliptheArab:


So when you get into politics would you be willing to charge heavy taxes to pay for the good roads you want?

Our budget for thos year is 26 billion dollars. South africa spent 23 billion dollars on education alone last year.

London's budget is 2 billion dollars this year.Lagos budget is 3 milllion dollars. ( for the state not the town)

Our oil revenue is not enough to feed everyone for a month self.

How do you raise the money.?

80% reduction in government
Invest in Electricity
Industrialize agriculture
Invest in Education

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by omoharry(f): 7:43pm On Nov 21
IVORY2009:



If United States, Great Britain, etc can do it, yes Nigeria can, if the right set of leaders are in position of authority.
u forgot to add that Nigerians need to be re-orientated about thier terrible behaviors & indiscipline . We don't respect our environment and yet we long to be in a cleaner and sane environment .

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:44pm On Nov 21
omoharry:
The country is too poor to have such .Even if all the fantastic structures are put in place ,it will not stop the hawkers,and street urchin ( supported by politicians ) from defacing the place with thier dirty and rickety buses, dirt and human waste. We need to attend to our citizens first before any meaningful development can happen in this country.
At present Nigeria look like a caused land that nothing seem to work .

Poverty alleviation is the number one thing to be done before all this can be put in place!!

Or better still we can do both at the same time in order to fast-track the development!!

But our biggest problem is leadership

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by RuudVanNisteroy: 7:44pm On Nov 21
Raydos:
Even if I can't enjoy this, at least let my children enjoy this kind of world class Infrastructure!!

Where is this?It is beyond beautiful.

Can you mention the cities/countries when you post the pictures.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:45pm On Nov 21
IVORY2009:



If United States, Great Britain, etc can do it, yes Nigeria can, if the right set of leaders are in position of authority.

Definitely
Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:46pm On Nov 21
flyingpig:
which country are the first pictures?

That is Beverly hills in los Angeles and London too

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Y0rubakwe: 7:46pm On Nov 21
This should be California - is it?

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:48pm On Nov 21
RuudVanNisteroy:

Namibia,Botswana and South Africa black leadership has been able to maintain the infrastructure left behind.

Southern Africa countries are doing pretty well, But Western Africa is the most backward region!!

We're too corrupt in this part of the world

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 7:50pm On Nov 21
PhiliptheArab:


So when you get into politics would you be willing to charge heavy taxes to pay for the good roads you want?

Our budget for thos year is 26 billion dollars. South africa spent 23 billion dollars on education alone last year.

London's budget is 2 billion dollars this year.Lagos budget is 3 milllion dollars. ( for the state not the town)

Our oil revenue is not enough to feed everyone for a month self.

How do you raise the money.?
u are simply making excuse for these corrupt guys...

What is needed is the political will, vision and mission. All these money u have stated there is it not human being that created them. So if these leaders have it mind to build great infrastructure, the impossible can be achieved.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by jeisloh: 7:52pm On Nov 21
Because we are in the Zoooooooo
Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by jeisloh: 7:52pm On Nov 21
Because we are in the Zoooooooo grin

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 7:59pm On Nov 21
We the black Race should really be ashamed of ourselves, What we're good at is to buy expensive cars, Phones, to oppress our fellow black man

Funny enough, these cars and Phones are not made by us!! We contribute absolutely nothing to the world

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by DaInferno(m): 7:59pm On Nov 21
Raydos:
Apart from patching roads and building useless bridges where it's not even needed, What other things do they politicians see as development?



Imagine having this kind of cool streets in Nigeria with Good drainage system and not this open gutters we have everywhere??

As
Why can't black people think out of the BOX??
... When they will not even give out palliatives

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by onyechez: 8:00pm On Nov 21
PhiliptheArab:
We don't have these kind of streets in nigeria because we are not ready to pay the kind of taxes that would fund and maintain those kind of streets.

In the UK, if you are living in the city, you pay council tax which ranges from 60000 to 100000 naira monthly depending on the city. That money goes into making the cities look nice

That's why uk cities have great streets.

If we charged that kind of tax in Nigeria, Nigerians would scream.

So we pay scanty taxes and get scanty and bad roads

The bad roads we have in Nigeria are what we can afford. The sad thing is that looting still happens on top
Can you compare the minimum wage an average UK citizen earn to what a nigerian earns?
You can't compare the enabling environment.
The maximum tax to gdp ratio if am correct in Africa is 16.5% countries like South Africa, even Ghana we call common is on the list, Kenya.
Nigeria is even below that.
Some 2nd party countries or second industral countries is 21.1% or so for tax to gdp ratio.
When comparing start from countries that are doing relatively well compared to Nigeria you will see big wahala dey Nigeria.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by rontolo(m): 8:01pm On Nov 21
Yenefer:
Because just like fingers are different. Countries are also different they maybe rich and develop now,. Nigeria will also rise and develop. they may also fall
Please I am not understanding this one
Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Litmus: 8:01pm On Nov 21
Sometimes the thing that gets me about Nigeria city environments, the unacceptableness of the thing, is the squalor you get in all the states, in all the cities. It always amazes me how nations even more impoverished than Nigeria can manage to seem somewhat habitable given their circumstance in the form of wars, poverty and what not and yet comparable places in Nigeria can seem nightmarish by contrast, uninhabitable even at a crunch.

See war-torn Afghanistan as an example:



[img]http://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.320383.1419102910!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_900/image.jpg[/img]




No place in Nigeria should look as bad as those images of Aba market, places in Lagos and all over Nigeria often posted on Niaraland. These issues go beyond corruption; these are issues of rank ignorance and the simple inability of too many of those in position of power in Nigeria.

Technological innovations and mechanism to build them in quantities is difficult, symmetrical cities, pavements, roads, trees and maintaining them –essentially the business of bricks and mortar is not.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by rontolo(m): 8:03pm On Nov 21
Do you think our leaders really want this?

For them, it’s a choice between personal enrichment and national development.

With no consequences for corruption, the choice is obvious

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by IVORY2009(m): 8:03pm On Nov 21
omoharry:
u forgot to add that Nigerians need to be re-orientated about thier terrible behaviors & indiscipline . We don't respect our environment and yet we long to be in a cleaner and sane environment .


I said so in my previous replies......

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by omoharry(f): 8:07pm On Nov 21
Raydos:


Poverty alleviation is the number one thing to be done before all this can be put in place!!

Or better still we can do both at the same time in order to fast-track the development!!

But our biggest problem is leadership
Yes u are right .Govt should create an enabling environment for the citizens to strives, and they will be surprised at how high Nigerians can go, if we could just have constant electricity ,good transport system ,tax weavers for new businesses and one digit interest loan rate granted to citizens that are interest in doing business . In fact, govt will have more revenue in taxes than ever before- when these businesses start paying taxes .
I don't know why our leaders are so blind and stupid . Good transport system , constant electricity , One digit interest rate on bank loan , provision of govt business loan to elegible citizens without bias / nepotism .Then they should stand bye and see how this country will strive beyond thier imagination .

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 8:08pm On Nov 21
RuudVanNisteroy:

Where is this?It is beyond beautiful.

Can you mention the cities/countries when you post the pictures.

That's Barcelona, Spain, I have edited my post!

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by RuudVanNisteroy: 8:08pm On Nov 21
Litmus:
Sometimes the thing that gets me about Nigeria city environments, the unacceptableness of the thing, is the squalor you get in all the states, in all the cities. It always amazes me how nations even more impoverished than Nigeria can manage to seem somewhat habitable given their circumstance in the form of wars, poverty and what not and yet comparable places in Nigeria can seem nightmarish by contrast, uninhabitable even at a crunch.

See war-torn Afghanistan as an example:



[img]https://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.320383.1419102910!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_900/image.jpg[/img]

Kabul Aghanistan was always developed, it was the war that brought the city to ruins.

No place in Nigeria should look as bad as those images of Aba market, places in Lagos and all over Nigeria often posted on Niaraland. These issues go beyond corruption; these are issues of rank ignorance and the simple inability of too many of those in position of power in Nigeria.
Kabul Aghanistan was always developed, it was the war that brought the city to ruins.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Nobody: 8:08pm On Nov 21
onyechez:

Can you compare the minimum wage an average UK citizen earn to what a nigerian earns?
You can't compare the enabling environment.
The maximum tax to gdp ratio if am correct in Africa is 16.5% countries like South Africa, even Ghana we call common is on the list, Kenya.
Nigeria is even below that.
Some 2nd party countries or second industral countries is 21.1% or so for tax to gdp ratio.
When comparing start from countries that are doing relatively well compared to Nigeria you will see big wahala dey Nigeria.

So we increase our tax to gdp ratio.

Its 5.8% now.

We pay more tax.

And we recover stolen loot

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Raydos(m): 8:09pm On Nov 21
Litmus:
Sometimes the thing that gets me about Nigeria city environments, the unacceptableness of the thing, is the squalor you get in all the states, in all the cities. It always amazes me how nations even more impoverished than Nigeria can manage to seem somewhat habitable given their circumstance in the form of wars, poverty and what not and yet comparable places in Nigeria can seem nightmarish by contrast, uninhabitable even at a crunch.

See war-torn Afghanistan as an example:



[img]https://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.320383.1419102910!/image/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_900/image.jpg[/img]







No place in Nigeria should look as bad as those images of Aba market, places in Lagos and all over Nigeria often posted on Niaraland. These issues go beyond corruption; these are issues of rank ignorance and the simple inability of too many of those in position of power in Nigeria.


Chai!!!! Even war-torn Afghanistan cities is still far better than nigeria


We're so fūçked up in this country

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Nobody: 8:10pm On Nov 21
VeeVeeMyLuv:
u are simply making excuse for these corrupt guys...

What is needed is the political will, vision and mission. All these money u have stated there is it not human being that created them. So if these leaders have it mind to build great infrastructure, the impossible can be achieved.

So when we have used up the looted money to build infrastructure, where do we get the money to keep building more infrastructure and maintain and upgrade exisiting one?

Taxes.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by RuudVanNisteroy: 8:11pm On Nov 21
Raydos:


That's Barcelona, Spain, I have edited my post!
Added to places to visit.
Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Nobody: 8:11pm On Nov 21
Daum:


80% reduction in government
Invest in Electricity
Industrialize agriculture
Invest in Education

So where do we get the money to do all you have said?

Our income for this year is 26 billion naira. We need far more than that to acheive what you want
Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Firstorderwizard(m): 8:12pm On Nov 21
Let me pipe low first until I meet Angel Gabriel that assigned me here undecided

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Ifeoluwav(f): 8:12pm On Nov 21
In as much as our leaders are very corrupt, we have been made to examine and judge the situation of our country one-sidedly.
Corruption is a two way thing. If Nigerians leaders are corrupt then UK leaders(Western leaders) are also corrupt for continuing to collect loots decades after decades from the so called "third world" countries of people living below poverty line.
All these buildings and roads are built and maintained from exploiting the resources across Africa, if not how did these countries look like before interactions with Africans and the colonisation of Africa?
Nigerian leaders don't act indepently if they do why do the so called advanced and civilised people that preach human right, good governance, NGO, sustainable development continue to open their doors to the corrupt leaders from the "underdeveloped" country? Won't that seem contrary to what they preach?

Until we realize that our undevelopment is not only due to bad leadership and that we need to find it root cause and profer indigenous solutions, we will keep comparing.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by naijadrivablog: 8:12pm On Nov 21
Simple, Nigerians are not ready to make our Nation great!

On the side of the masses:
.They vote based on tribe and religious sentiments.

On the side of the RULERS (note that I didn't say "leaders"wink
++Corruption, nepotism, using tribe and religious sentiments to devide the masses while they rule, etc.

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Re: Why Don't We Have These Kind Of Streets In Nigeria? by Nobody: 8:12pm On Nov 21
Raydos:


The problems with most leaders in Nigeria and Africa at large is that most of them are not visionary And creative, 99% of them are only going into politics because of their pockets, They aren't really passionate about developing the nation!


So go into politics and change things. Be the difference

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