As a Nigerian, it is quite disheartening to see our brightest minds leave the country when it needs them the most. The brain drain phenomenon is a major problem that has plagued Nigeria for decades, and it has resulted in the loss of valuable resources that could have been utilized to develop the country.
Permit me to say that those people “Japa” are an ingrate for leaving Nigeria when it needs them the most. Don’t judge me yet read this article to the end and comment your takes in the comment section.
Think about it, Nigeria gave birth to you, nurtured you, and provided you with affordable education without debt. The country invested in your future, and in return, you owe it to Nigeria to give back by contributing your knowledge and skills towards its development.
However, it is sad to see many young Nigerians leaving the country in search of greener pastures, without any intention of returning.
When you leave Nigeria, you are abandoning the country that has given you so much. These problems are not going to solve themselves, and they require the efforts of committed and patriotic citizens to address them. Nigeria needs people like you to help develop its potentials.
As an educated and skilled individual, you have a lot to offer to Nigeria. You have the capacity to create jobs, start businesses, mentor young people, and contribute to the growth of various sectors of the economy. You can also participate in the political process and hold leaders accountable. By doing so, you can help shape the future of Nigeria and make it a better place for generations to come.
Moreover, leaving Nigeria perpetuates the cycle of brain drain, which makes it harder for the country to develop. When bright minds leave, it leaves a gap that is difficult to fill, and the country is forced to rely on less qualified individuals to lead and manage its affairs. This, in turn, creates a vicious cycle of underdevelopment, which leads to more people leaving, and the cycle continues.
Let me be realistic here, the reality is that Nigeria has faced several challenges over the years, ranging from political instability to economic hardships. Despite these challenges, we have always been able to weather the storm and come out stronger. However, the current situation is a bit different, as we are facing several crises at once.
Our security situation is dire, with banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism becoming more prevalent by the day. Our economy is struggling, with unemployment rates at an all-time high and inflation making it difficult for the average Nigerian to make ends meet. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has only served to exacerbate these problems, making the situation even more challenging.
In light of all these challenges, it is important to remember that no country is perfect. Every nation has its challenges, and it is the duty of its citizens to work together to overcome them.
Leaving Nigeria when it needs you the most is not only an act of ingratitude but also a betrayal of the very foundations upon which the country was built.
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