Witicles Experts Online Articles Directory
Witicles Experts Articles Directory Witicles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles Directory

Welcome, Guest!     Sign Up    Sign In
Sponsored Ads

Create Free Website or Blog with Hubpile

Walk the Walk: The Number 1 Rule for Real Leaders

Author Box

Gboyega AdedejiGboyega Adedeji
I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and speak. I am a Dad to my daughter and a husband to my lovely
Joined 4 years ago
From Abuja, Nigeria
Total Articles 238

Recent Articles From Author

# The Accessories of God's Assignment: How God Provides For Your Needs
# Marriage: Discover What Becomes of Men Who Help Their Helping Wives
# How To Survive In Turbulent Uncertain Recessive Times
# The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Marriage

Namecheap.com Namecheap.com

Become A Witicles.Com Expert Contributor Today

Shop for Books online in Nigeria at kpiBooks.com.ng Order your favourite books online now, Save the stress & Pay online or with cash at Your Doorstep!

We help our esteemed clients develop web strategy that works!
Call us @ +234 803 578 3880

Authors Spotlight
Gboyega Adedeji  Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
238 Articles
   I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and ... from Abuja, Nigeria

Free Online Articles Editor  Free Online Articles Editor
Free Online Articles Editor is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
137 Articles
   We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.... from Abuja, Nigeria

Abiola Benjamin Obayomi  Abiola Benjamin Obayomi
Abiola Benjamin Obayomi is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
234 Articles
   Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeri... from Ile-Ife, Osun State

Omolara Adedeji  Omolara Adedeji
Omolara Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
60 Articles
   I am a kingdom expander and I believe in the testimony of a transformed life as the greatest testimony of all. I am a voice of God for m... from Abuja, Nigeria

Sell Your Books online in Nigeria, Earn 80% from book sales

Top Articles
Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria's Undeveloped Economy
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
INSIGHTS On Tithes & Offerings from Brother Gbile Akanni
The Pyramid of Friendship: Secret of Effective Relationships
The Quick Fix for Nigeria's Underdevelopment and Unemployment

Recent Articles
Ghaziabad Call Girls Hi Fi Female Company Escorts in Ghaziabad
Choose Your Desire Kolkata Escorts Girls - Kolkata Escorts Service
Leah Sharibu: The Tragedy of Kidnap And Faith Not Renounced
Simple Troubleshooting Guide For The Issues Faced During The Booking Of Swiss Airline Tickets
Mahipalpur Escorts Link For The Entertainment

Recent Comments
Amaya Khan
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
1 week ago I am Amaya Khan. I am hot girl with appetizing and natural body. I am pursuing fashion course in Institute, Goa. http://www.amayaescorts.in http://www.marry-escorts.in http://www.chennaisexyzone.com http://www.vipchennaiescort.com

Glass Printer Manufacturers Delhi India
2 weeks ago http://www.veekaydigitalprinter.com/glass-printer-manufacturers-delhi-india.html

Bed Sheet and Eco Solvent Printer
2 weeks ago http://www.veekaydigitalprinter.com/bed-sheets-printer-manufacturers-delhi-india.html http://www.veekaydigitalprinter.com/eco-solvent-printer-manufacturers-delhi-india.html

Site Clouds
Witicles, Articles, Webnigerians,Experts, Submit Articles, Become A Writer, Writing, Technology, Leadership, God, Government, Management, Nigeria, Society, Culture, Authentic Articles
Social Sharing

Sponsored Ads

Article Category >>>Business and Economy

Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria's Undeveloped Economy

By Gboyega Adedeji       Oct 10, 2014

Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria

Contrary to the unspoken desires and expectations of most of us, development is not accidental; neither is it spontaneous - instead, every development is a product of a well followed and articulated process. A child that GROWS UP to become a notorious criminal or a fraudulent politician or a careless Medical Doctor, did not just get to that; rather, he or she gets there through a series of behaviours or attitudes that were unchecked from childhood to adulthood. When a man takes a step, and another step, and another step unchecked; he or she will not remain on the same spot - but would have moved places and spaces.

In same vein, what we see around us today, are not accidental, the "the sudden" crave for fame, HUGE money, pleasure and acceptance in our societies, are not SUDDEN as we would love to admit; but gradual - indeed, every development is a product of a consistent, but gradual process over time.     Whether, Nigeria is a developed economy or an under-developed economy today, is not a SUDDEN thing. That we having a form of political crisis in Nigeria and we are seeing politicians crossing parties like crossing streets, is not also SUDDEN. It is apparent that the attitude of our leaders as it concerns money (laundering or looting) is also not a SUDDEN occurence - certain steps have been taken by us as a people and by the leaders over decades, which has led to all that we are seeing and enjoying (or enduring today).      

Many reasons explains our undevelopment or under-development; but I will be examining top 10 of them in this article. The top 10 reasons for the under-development of Nigeria (at 54 years of independence) are as follows:

1) Self - Discovery:

It is believed that Mongo Park discover the Niger river, and many other explorers discovered different parts of the world. As fantastic as it appears that a people are discovered; it is equally pathetic. When a people are DISCOVERED by others; those who discover them get to know about them, there strengths and weaknesses; and they ensure that they exploit the discovered people and there resources (while keeping the discovered people IGNORANT of themselves). The greatest enemy of our development as a nation economically is IGNORANCE of SELF. Life Coaches are aware of the impediments of lack of self-awareness to personal success; I am persuaded that until we realize who we are as a people or nation; we might end up trying to become just anything or any people among nations. IDENTITY is key for focus and courage; for until we realize who we are, we will continue to wish that we are like others. Today, we have lost almost everything we could call "our heritage" to cultures and peoples that know who they are and are secured in their self-awareness.

2) Sense of Nationhood:

Assumption is strong; but is different from reality. Oftentimes, we assume and we act on our assumptions; and truly, some people live on and by assumptions. Some people assume so much that they are even scared of reality. October 1st, 2014 was an eye-opener for me; after the Independence day celebrations in the evening; my wife observed that scarely was anyone really moved by the independence day - most people only use the opportunity to rest from work. A nation is not just a collection of people wholive together; but a bond of people who share same culture, economic life, ethnicity among others. Until we regain the lost sense of nationhood among Nigerians, true productivity from the private sector to the public sector will not be realized. Nigerians must be moved to see the bigger picture than their immediate families to the entire nation called Nigeria.

3) National Sacrifice:

 This reason is connected with the previous one. When we see ourselves as parts of a whole, sacrificing for the whole (Nigeria) will be easy. The truth is, not development is attained on a platter of gold. Going to the moon may sound laudable; but leading the expedition for your nation is a sacrifice. Many nations that we call developed nations today are simply nations whose people have sacrificed for the attainment of a common good.


4) Social Structure:

Sacrifice is not just by public declaration; but by public and private practice. Some time ago; the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan advised Nigerians to sacrifice for the good of Nigeria during the protest against fuel subsidy; but Nigerians were quick to advise him to cut short his own entitlements, benefits and allowances for the good of the nation. A society that is ill-structured, will hardly by well ordered and well managed. The gap between the rich and the poor is daily getting wider and the government is not really working hard enough to bridge this almost unending gap. The society that hails the corrupt and "over-smart" entities; the society that expects so much from a rich man, but cares less about the source of his or her money can hardly be a developed society. The structure of our societies must be reformed for true development from the grassroot to the center of governance.

5) Influence:

It is said that everything remains in a state of rest until an external force is applied to it. Nigerians are great people, with tremendous potentials; but they have been trained to be dependent on the words of elders.  However, it is glaring that the required force of will that Nigerians need to step into the unkown to try new things and break new grounds have been weeak and in most cases absent. Influence determines where a people follow or get to; we are where we are because of the manner of influence that our leaders have exerted on us. Therefore, we Nigeria is undeveloped today, it is because our past and current leaders have exerted and are exerting undedevloped influences on us. 

6) Scarcity:

Scarcity does not have to be real to be felt; I believe that problem in Nigeria is not scarcity per se; but a SCARCITY MENTALITY. This kind of mentality makes people to act or think as if things, positions, opportunities and people are scarce. When a man is caring a scarcity mentality around, he believes that it will be foolish for him not to grab as much as possible, steal as much as possible, connect with as many as possible. A nation with a scarcity mentality is a nation that is distracted; instead of the people spreading out to break new grounds, explore new opportunities and try new things; everybody stays with the "available" and scramble for the largest share. When this continuesb for too long; the perceived scarcity then becomes real. Nigeria is not undeveloped because the requirements for true development were not available or are not available; but because no one wants to leave the few for the much buried under ground or hid in places. Let us therefore make up our minds to breakforth from this shackles of scarcity and explore more grounds and opportunities.

7) Shallowness:

I am of the opinion that shallowness is not implicative of emptiness or foolishness; but unwillingness to go further, deeper or higher. We are not lacking in potentials as a people; we just have challenge with "stressing" ourselves. We believe that "just a littl is enough"! Nations do not develop over decades with shallow thoughts, shallow productions, shallow inventions or shallow ideas; but indepth! We must say not to mediocrity and embrace excellence. What we need to become excellent scholars, excellent politicians, excellent teachers, excellent designers among others is in us; we only need to tap into our inner reserves of national excellence.

8) National Vision:

Until we see it together, we cannot get there together. Our challenge is not lack of vision; but lack of national vision. We must come together to conceive and cast a vision for the future we all anticipates. Vision produces speed, confidence, creativity and focus; until we all see the same thing as a nation; we can not get to the same place as a people.

9) Role Models:

It is said that "people do what people see"; hence, if Nigerians cn see enough pictures of their personal and national future; they will be motivated and inspired to endure anything and face the biggest challenges on their way to great attainments. Nigerians need more reliable, proven and sure SHOULDERS to ride on, on their ways to greatness. Role models are supposed to be guides for personal attainments, which culminates into national attainments; however, or nation suffers from scarcity of transparent models (men and women) with worthy track record in their own pursuits in life. Today, marriages, busineses, parties, associations and religious organizations of so many "role models" are falling. We need more reliable  MODELS in Nigeria for the sake ofour national posterity.

10) Reward System:

National honours I believe ought to be for the honourable men and women in the country. But the reality in Nigeria is not; for men and women of questionable character and records are dashed (given) various national awards. A politician who contested a governorship election, and lost was given a national merit award; while the winner of the election was not. Nigeria is a place where honour is given to whom honour is not due - in such a situation, few people, whose honour is not from men and women, nor govenrments; but God, have been able to do great things on their own, without been weighed down by the attitude of the government. To encourage more attainments by individuals in the country, more professionals, entrepreneurs and statemen should be given national honours - if we truly desire to join the committe of progressive nations in the world.

This is a word from my deepest heart to all Nigerians at home and abroad. 

From Witicles.Com: Thank you for the gift of your time. We appreciate you for reading this article published by Gboyega Adedeji. Witicles.Com is indeed your partner for your growth, effectiveness and maturity.


If you need to re-publish this ARTICLE, please cite this article - (http://witicles.com/top-ten-reasons-for-nigerias-undeveloped-economy-117.html) and the Writer (Gboyega Adedeji)

Do You Find This Article Helpful?

Article Tags: top 10, reason, lack of leadership in nigeria, corruption in nigeria, nigeria underdevelopment, PDP administration in nigeria, Nigeria, under-developed, economy, political,development
Save the Stress, Shop for Books Online in Nigeria - kpiBooks.com.ng
Article Source
Gboyega AdedejiAbout Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji Gboyega AdedejiGboyega AdedejiGboyega AdedejiGboyega Adedeji


Gboyega Adedeji is an inspiring teacher and writer. He is committed strongly to the development of effective leaders across generations and denominations.

He is an author of many books, writer of many articles and coach of many leaders!

He leads at LeaderSoil

Social Sharing

If You Enjoyed This Article; Then, Share It On Your Social Network

Top 10 Reasons for NigeriaTop 10 Reasons for NigeriaTop 10 Reasons for NigeriaTop 10 Reasons for Nigeria

Post Comment

Article Comments
Shuaibu kabir isah     2 years ago
Very sugestion

Gboyega Adedeji     4 years ago
I will gladly respond to your questions or comments. Do hope you enjoy yourtime reading this article.

Related Articles

Author's Articles

" " " "

Related Books

Living Rich for Less: Create the Lifestyle You Want by Giving, Saving, and Spending Smart

Full Steam Ahead!: unleash the Power of Vision in Your Company and Your Life

Start Your Own Business

The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success

Home | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us | How To Submit Articles | Article Writing Tips | Webnigerians.com | kpiBooks.Com | Our Sitemap: XML HTML

Copyright © 2013-2018 Witicles. All rights reserved.