At times when thinking about the challenges Nigeria presently faces, it looks like a catch-22 situation, where you wonder if it was the egg that came first or the chicken. You wonder at times if poverty is the problem, lack of information or corruption or something else.
Many people have however offered insight into solutions to the problems facing the country. Many people have spoken, those who have earned the right to speak and those who just speak anyway. You ask yourself why do people hide/steal away so much money? Is it because they have lived too long in abject poverty and they want to store up for the days ahead? Is it because they are corrupt and don’t see anything wrong with it? Or is it because they are lacking in the knowledge of how to make credible income, or are hidden from the fact that wealth gotten by sharp means will leave at quick speeds?
I remember having a long discussion with a 63+ French man, we were exploring the use of some scientific method to develop equations that will help solve the problem of Nigeria. Now you don’t want to go there, but it was an interesting exercise. We had to look at the parameters that were issues well, and ask ourselves, what causes what? Is it lack of information that causes poverty? Is it poverty that causes corruption? Or is it the other way round? If we are able to answer these questions well, then as a nation we will be able to develop a model and framework to move us into the Nigeria of our dreams. If we answer these questions correctly then we can all tackle the roots and be sure that this will take care of the stem and the leaves.
So what do you think? It’s high time we don’t just pass through here without our feet in the sand. WE all have ideas, credible ideas of what can make this nation great. Lets here your views, it’s not impossible to get the ear of our leaders. What one issue if tackled on a massive scale will bring us nearer to the Nigeria of our dreams? Pls write your thoughts here, lets debate it together.