Though it possesses extraordinary potential , Nigeria is truly the troubled giant of Africa . And Nigeria exports Christian clergy to the United Kingdom and the United States .
Nigerians living outside of Nigeria have been notably successful in business and finance , and they are known for their entrepreneurial spirit.
In the book , , described Nigeria as a nation characterised by a type of corruption in which government or public officials seek personal gain at the expense of the led .
Kleptocracy and government dishonesty have corrosive effects on popular confidence in governance .
Official and unofficial corruption undermine the democratic trajectory and risks overwhelming it. It is among the most important hindrances to the country ’s economic and social development .
Despite ubiquitous cell phone use and other signs of modernity , the country is one of the poorest in the world .
By indices ranging from levels of female literacy to average lifespan , Nigeria scores among the lowest in the world . The country ’s population has grown explosively without the economic and infrastructure development necessary to support it.
– Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell and Matthew T . Page , Associate Fellow in Chatham House’s Africa Programme, lamenting the backwardness of Nigeria, despite its great potentials!
Nigerians, have you heard? We must love our country, not just our pockets!