Nigeria has been independent for almost 50 years, and the social, economic, legal and political structures that define a vibrant state are in decay or non existent. I want us to have a vigorous debate based on facts about the condition of Nigeria without resorting to insults. Let us put aside our retrogressive ethnocentrism in examining the issues that affects us all.
Nigeria has been a top oil producer for the past few decades, but this abundance of resources is not reflected in the lives of the people.
*Unreliable electricity supply
*Life expectancy that is under 50 years
*Educational system that is under stress
*Insecurity of life and property
*Abject poverty for the majority juxtaposed with obscene wealth for the priviledged few
*Health care system that is not good enough for the elected officials and the rich
*Rag tag police force that is underpaid and has become a scourge to those they were supposed to serve and protect
*Redundant army, navy and air force that is not contributing to economic development
*Corruption that has permeated every facet of life
*A population that has been so victimzed that they are content to wait for handouts from their oppressors
Let us be civil in expressing our views. Do not shout by writing in capital letters.