Last week, we all got introduced to the topic of discussion today so right about now, I would want to believe that anyone who read through last week has a basic understanding of what we are talking about here. There are no rules which this write-up apply to, I write in no particular order.
Our country is in the news these days, more than ever before but all for the wrong reasons. Could it be because we are the 7th most populous country?
|Nigeria||173,615,000||July 1, 2013||2.44%||UN estimate|
So, with so much human power and human resources can Nigeria overturn poverty, insecurity, corruption and terrorism, and governmental incompetence.
“Yet this sorry impasse, governmental incompetence and impunity do not define Nigeria. Our diverse Peoples are an energetic, often optimistic lot trying to build our lives despite the trammels imposed by governmental incompetence and paralysis. Ours is Africa’s largest country and second largest economy. It could easily be the continent’s largest economy and market if a congruence should emerge between politics, government action and national aspirations.” Nasir El-Rufai (Former F.C.T Minister). So it makes me think that it is just a matter of time before Nigerians throw their weight, I mean the whole of it behind growth and development and decide finally to battle and kick out corruption, terrorism and their likes. Just like the “Kick Polio Out Of Nigeria” of some years ago.
So could the world be afraid of this seemingly possible feat? Nigeria wake up!
||1,360,680,000||October 25, 2013||19.1%||Chinese official population clock|
In 2040, the Chinese economy will reach $123 trillion, or nearly three times the economic output of the entire globe in 2000. China’s per capita income will hit $85,000, more than double the forecast for the European Union, and also much higher than that of India and Japan. In other words, the average Chinese megacity dweller will be living twice as well as the average Frenchman when China goes from a poor country in 2000 to a superrich country in 2040.
The first essential factor that is often overlooked: the enormous investment China is making in education. More educated workers are much more productive workers. In China, high school and college enrollment are rising steeply due to significant state investment. In 1998, then-President Jiang Zemin called for a massive increase in enrollment in higher education. At the time, just 3.4 million students were enrolled in China’s colleges and universities. The response was swift: Over the next four years, enrollment in higher education increased 165 percent, and the number of Chinese studying abroad rose 152 percent. Between 2000 and 2004, university enrollment continued to rise steeply, by about 50 percent.
So as ASUU and the Federal Government have been fighting for over 4 months, the Nigerian public should know that the hope of turning this Nation around is sitting at home playing hip hop music or chatting via bbm, I heard that trend is all over now.
The world maybe knows that if we tap into the right waters, we might just be the next big thingy around. So until next time, Could the world be Nigeria-Phobic? See y’all.
- NIGERIA: Why is the world afraid of you? Part 1. (aswelive.wordpress.com)
- Nigeria signs agreement with Israel allowing direct airline flights (worldbulletin.net)