Saturday, November 19, 2011

Three Reasons Why Nigeria is Corrupt and Poor

Three Reasons Why Nigeria is Corrupt and Poor

1. Majority of Nigerians do not fear God.

2. Selfishness and wickedness powered by greed have made majority of Nigerians to disobey and flout one of the most important laws of God which is to love your neighbour as yourself. But majority of Nigerians who confess and profess to be "Christians" and "Muslims" have chosen and preferred to CHEAT and COMPETE with their neighbours.

The obedience of this fundamental law of charity is the golden gateway to prosperity. But the disobedience of this law is the rotten gateway to corruption and poverty.

Every administration seems to be in competition for the celebration of corruption.

The nation is plagued by rampant corruption at all levels, from the poorest to the richest Nigerians. The difference is the fact that the rich steal more than the poor.
Then the intellectual illiteracy of the majority of the people fuels the intellectual hypocrisy of the elites of the shamelessly corrupt ruling class in Nigeria.

3. Finally, the third reason is majority of Nigerians misplace their priorities in education, occupation and profession. And this third reason is powered by the second reason.

Majority of Nigerians do not go to school for the values and virtues of education, but for the mere selfish acquisition of the qualification they need for the competition in their rat race of catching up with the "Joneses" and not for nation building..

No well educated and intelligent man will indulge in corrupt practices, because a good education bestows upon you the great qualities of the indispensable values and virtues of dignity, integrity and nobility, the three pillars of a good personality in every civilized society.

What we are facing today is a society ruled by philistinism and these philistines who are men and women without conscience are in majority and they have filled the nation with their contagious corruption and pollution.

They enjoy messing around and wallow in the rot. These are really the dogs of the earth. They don't care about goodness and would trample on anything good in their way. And like the dogs they have become, they often return to their own vomit and even smack their lips as they eat their own vomit of corruption.

They are those who disregard dignity, integrity and nobility and they are the enemies of humanity and the sooner we get rid of these horrible and terrible enemies the better, healthier and safer humans would be. Because, if we don’t destroy evils, evils will certainly destroy us.

~ By Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima, author of Children of Heaven, Sleepless Night, Scarlet Tears of London, Bye, Bye Mugabe and In the House of Dogs.

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