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Nigerians We don't have bad leaders, we have bad people

For years Nigerians have blamed the poor state of the nation on its leader. Recent events however shows Nigerians are to blame.

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It is still hard to believe that three Nigerians killed a dispatch rider because of two iPhones.

No, it is not fiction. It is real. Two men and a woman ordered two iPhones from Jumia and opted to pay on delivery. Unfortunately, it was the end of the delivery man. The gang of three took the phones from him, killed him and hid his body in a soak away.

A couple of days later, police officers caught the alleged suspects and found the body of the victim. The story shocked Nigerians. It is hard to understand two iPhones are worth a man's life.

The suspected killers of the Jumia delivery man play

The suspected killers of the Jumia delivery man

(Blessing Olomu)


There are things some Nigerians do that are beyond baffling. An example of this is the sale of expired intravenous drips. There are other examples of how greedy Nigerians are killing innocent Nigerians. They are not politicians but everyday people like you and me.


In this country, we tend to believe that all our problems are a result of our bad leaders. This has been the general sentiment for years. Unfortunately, it is not true. We don't have bad leaders in Nigeria, we just have bad people.

The time for deception is over. We are the cause of our problems and not the men at the senate or the leader in Aso Rock. Our leaders are corrupt because we are corrupt. Our leaders are bad because we are bad. There is no sugar coating it. The men we vote to lead us are products of our broken down society.


Truth be told, we cannot have a good country until we have a good society. Greed has eaten deep into the souls of our communities and we are all in a rat race to best the next man. In doing so, we will do anything such as selling expired drugs. There is a lot we can blame the government for but we as a people should be blamed for everything.

We vote corrupt politicians, praise looters of treasuries and kill the common man who steals because he has nothing to eat. We allow touts to hijack our political system and worship crooked men of God. Our conscience is in a coma as we devise new schemes to get rich by any means. Our 'wuru wuru' way has robbed some countries the wrong e.g India and South Africa.


PDP is bad and APC is looking clueless but you can't blame the death of a delivery man on the inefficiency of our ruling class. The blame belongs to us, a nation of bad people.

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