What is the impact of corruption in Nigeria?

 

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Middle-class Nigerian elites are moving to Canada and other parts of the West. Why? Because of corruption in Nigeria. 

Here is the chain: 

Nigerians are running from a corrupt system. Why? Because of corruption; A system infested with corrupt leaders who are doing corrupt things, leading to a chain of corrupt events such as no roads, bad roads, no hospitals, bad hospitals, bad schools, kidnapping, harsh living conditions, high mortality rates - waste of life.

Nigerians no longer compete in or win medals in world sports such as the Olympics. Why? Corruption. Here is the chain; A talented athlete is found. The system can't afford to train him. Why? The funds that should go to paying for the athlete's training have been embezzled by the leaders of the system.

Technology: Why has there been no breakthrough in tech? Corruption.

Tokyo 2020. Many of the athletes were people of African descent representing other non-African countries. Why? They fled their homelands. Why? Corruption 

Some of the best doctors in North America are Nigerians. Why? They fled their countries. Why? Corruption.

I feel the headache coming again. I better stop writing about my country and get some rest. It is a state of helplessness. I can't talk.


By Jumi Eniola Odepe

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