It appears some people are of the opinion that we should leave the administration of country to those who have lived or trained abroad.
Nigerians, you people need to let us who’ve lived in a working system take charge of that country. International exposure is a prerequisite.— T. Rankïn’ (@AfroVII) September 19, 2016
International exposure is apparently now a pre-requisite to leading, according to her.
I’m convinced that there’s no way a Nigerian who hasn’t lived and worked in the first world can change that country.— T. Rankïn’ (@AfroVII) September 19, 2016
We know it sounds petty af, but come to think of it, most of the Nationalists who fought for Nigeria’s independence were indeed foreign trained.
But on the other hand, we have seen foreign trained Nigerians drag us further into a mess, when they were placed in positions of authority.
To our surprise, Naija Twitter actually discussed the issue, by presenting opposite arguments.
Some felt this was a narrow and disconnected viewpoint of someone who lives abroad, and who subscribes to the idea that ‘the only way is the white man’s way’.
Is it time we look for a system that will work uniquely for Nigerians?
@AfroVII Spending a few decades immersed in those systems does not mean you can successfully replicate in Naija. Way too complicated.— Mr Bablo (@MisterBabs_) September 19, 2016
Because the Nigerian system is quite peculiar, and unfamiliar to foreign returnees.
@AfroVII many Nigerians in the diaspora HAVE come back and are trying to do their bit, BUT they are struggling too..because…the system.— uchechi okoronkwo (@uche095) September 19, 2016
Or could it be our leaders are just too greedy and selfish?
@AfroVII Education or lack thereof is not the problem with our leaders. Greed and selfish interest is. As long as the problem persists: Doom— T. Sankara. (@Efosa__) September 19, 2016