Bad Effect Of "na Naija We Dey" Mentality On Our Country Nigeria
"Na Naija We Dey" will be the first thing almost any Nigerian would reply you when you try to tell them the action they took was wrong and worse still we seem fine with this bad omen, infact we are so comfortable doing the wrong thing such that it has become the right and legal way of doing it and should anyone do otherwise you will be confronted with "Na Naija We Dey".
I had a friend who told me that his father, a civil worker once said to him "O boy you see government money no be anybody money, so incase you sabi anyhow wey you go take chop no go dull yourself oo" and this is the very person i once overheard in a serious argument and almost about to kill himself that Nigeria will oneday change and become better meanwhile he took after his father's words judging from the stories he also told me.
Now lets not despise that boy and forget the fact that is the behavior of an average Nigerian, while we the masses blame the government the government is also laying blames on us, a close look would tell you that we are the ones playing the game and its on us, we are our problem, the "Na Naija We Dey" mentality need to stop or better still change the context of that statement.
It saddens me to know that even "First school leaving certificate" a child of less that 12 years old is required to have is no escape of exam malpractice, now tell me will such child not take exam malpractice as an easier way of passing exams? Probably they are the ones who would go the extra mile to cheat in the University exams and also cheat in any other area of their life. Not until everyone see the disaster in things like such will this nation chang for good.
Sometimes we lay blame on the things we can't control and leave the things we actually mess up ourselves, you can agree with me that if you move whole Nigerian citizens to USA and bring the Americans down to Nigerian and then give a duration of 50 to 100 years i am sure you can guess the result if you are sincere with yourself, well i will say it myself Nigerians will still mess up their new place. Why you may wonder? Because the problem is not the environment but the people who make the environment.
Nigeria can be better, we Nigerians can make Naija a better version of Nigeria but first we must acknowledge the wrongs we call right and put them away, this won't be easy but we can still do it if we choose right and it begins with you, i mean you reading this and not him or her, set a pace for others to follow.
Much to say but i will stop here for now and lets you say other "Na Naija We Dey" mentality that need to stop.