Are Nigerians Really Just Bluffers?

A rather critical look at our image as Nigerians on the outside world is generally known to seem quite unpleasant. Our economy, government, system, education and many others, are embodied with activities that aren't so much to write home about. But just as we have rights, we have obligations to our dear nation.

The question however is, Are we carrying out our obligations? Do we even know or remember them? It is very important to know that even if the government is heavily and primarily responsible for the provision of social amenities and infrastructures, we are the ones to use them.

How then can we help ourselves even before blaming anyone? How do we put our differences together and work towards making a better nation? 

These and more are questions that we should seek to answer. Rather, we consistently complain and lament all over the internet and make no straight-out move in the real sense. Even if the social media is a platform to express our distress, doesn't unnecessary rampant complaints backed up with no real efforts, make us bluffers?

I suppose many other countries already assume we are bluffers. But are we?

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  • First of all this situation is divided in two ways , the good and the bad 

    But it seems that the bad are always way ahead of the good , because if you look at the situation, news that spreads faster are always about the bad things that nigerian do outside ,but we bearly here of the good ,may be the good news dont really make waves ,who knows .

    The bad news is only what you get to see more on media , but if make your research well ,you will get to see that so much nigerians are doing well outside this country .

    - Aguluka Ernest - 2019-10-05 11:18:33 Quote

  • I believe this country isn't bad we only have bad leaders. Until everyone recognise that we ourselves are the leader of whatever space we find ourselves until then we will still complain about our leaders every now and then.

    - Philip Fadoyin - 2019-10-05 14:10:01 Quote

  • Nigerians aren't bluffers, we are followers just like every nation. When everything goes wrong from the top, how will you expect that the followers will do any better? Until the leaders lead right the followers will the wrong. 

    - NDU-ELUWA CHIMELA - 2019-10-05 17:11:48 Quote

  • Well in reality, the only set of people that believe that Nigeria is strong in all aspects is Nigerians. When it comes to international affairs we boast but hardly ever show. Some might say we are bluffers but hopeful the outside world too would get to see Nigeria as Nigerians do.

    - Kabiru Sadiq - 2019-10-05 18:53:57 Quote

  • The sad truth is majority of us don't know our obligations. We keep on ranting on social media about the Ill situation we are facing here forgetting the fact that we too have a role to play.  Yeah, it's no longer news the government ain't playing their part in making this nation but we too need to balance the equation. There need to be an equilibrium between the government  and citizens

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-05 22:11:54 Quote

  • nigeria is not a bluffer as you call it, rather we are just doing what other countries are doing if people in the top are doing well it will affect the once they are leading, and if they are not doing well it will also affect their followers too, so it depends on the people in the top to put things in the right way.. 

    - Igwe Francis - 2019-10-05 22:23:36 Quote

  • We Nigerians are not all bluffers. The system is corrupt and spoilt from the top, so how do we the citizens make an impact, it’s almost impossible when the actions of the government doesn’t correspond with the good works of some citizens .

    - Onekeneke prince - 2019-10-05 23:11:23 Quote

  • I know Nigerians are not bluffers.infact i believe that we are one of the most intelligent people in the doctors in places like South Africa,USA all all Nigerians.How real problem is that after aquiring Knowledge, we tend to make use of it in another country instead of bringing it down home.

    - Ugwuodo Stanley - 2019-10-06 11:48:42 Quote

  • One thing I know that is making our country stagnant is corruption and if we don't curb it, might make it worse because I believe it's not worse yet, the only way to curb corruption is to start from our individual homes and stop being sentimental when justice are being passed.

    - Lawal Demilade - 2019-10-06 20:00:31 Quote

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