Wednesday, May 2, 2007

"It is totally false to suggest that Nigerians are fundamentally different from any other people in the world. Nigerians are corrupt because the system under which they live today makes corruption easy and profitable; they will cease to be corrupt when corruption is made difficult and inconvenient. The trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership."

Chinua Achebe, 24 years ago.

Source: The Economist - Big Men, Big Fraud and Big Trouble

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Naija Vixen said...

To think that Chinua was right 24 years ago...and is still right today?very disheartening... especially,when we seem so to be immune to it

Omodudu said...

wow isnt it funny, I was gonna blog about that quote when I saw it. Laziness got the better part of me.

Anonymous said...

I really do not know what is wrong with that particular country, everything is just disorganized and everybody that lives there seems okay with it, and you cant see a family without a fraudster or other financial crimes, all because they cant survive without fraud.

Olawunmi said...

sage words from a wise mind. he got that very very right, and 24 years later, it is clear that he might well have spoken those words yesterday

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