What are the problems faced by Nigerians? | Here are 7 major problems in Nigeria and its solution
Every Nigerian has something to say about the major problems affecting Nigeria. Nigeria has remained underdeveloped after 62 years of political independence. Nigeria is sick in all areas.
The nation lacks a long-lasting political structure. We keep praying for a better government, but nothing seems to be showing. Economically, there is no long-term strategy. Whoever is in charge of things at any one time determines the state of the economy.
Also, because the economy lacks structure, it is challenging to forecast short- and long-term trends. There is complete anarchy and unrest on the social front. In the eyes of most people, life is not worth living. I could go on and on to describe the terrible situation in the nation.
However, let’s discuss the 7 major problems facing Nigeria.
- 0.1 Economic crisis
- 0.2 Ethnic conflict
- 0.3 Unemployment
- 0.4 Undeveloped human potential
- 0.5 Corruption
- 0.6 Inadequate education system
- 0.7 Uncontrolled migration
- 1 Three important solutions to these major Nigeria problems
- 2 Take away.
There has been considerable deterioration in Nigeria’s economic status. The buying and selling conditions in the nation are hopeless and sad. The country’s population has suffered greatly due to the decline in annual revenues. The nation’s biggest problem is inflation.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s annual inflation rate rose to 17.71% in May. The CPI calculates the inflation rate by averaging the changes in the prices of products and services that people use daily.
Nigeria, the giant of Africa, is the largest black nation in the world. Nigeria is home to almost 200 million people. This country has more than 250 distinct ethnic groups.
Although we ignore the subject, ethnic conflict is one of Nigeria’s biggest problems. One of the numerous benefits and drawbacks of Nigeria’s varied society is ethnic conflict.
Nigerians are such sensitive individuals that they frequently lose their composure while discussing ethnicity and sporadically resort to violence.
The issue of youth unemployment in Nigeria is another issue that has wracked the country’s economy recently. Despite spending years in school attempting to learn new things, we know that the Nigerian government has not successfully provided the nation’s youth with enough jobs.
Also, many Nigerians’ inability to find employment has, in turn, hampered the nation’s economic development.
Undeveloped human potential
Human resources often greatly impact whether a country or company succeeds or fails. Most of Nigeria’s economic issues reflect the poor state of the country’s economic and social growth.
This condition has been ignored for many years. The difficulties confronting educational institutions directly impact the nation’s economy.
If the country continues to be as underdeveloped as it is now, the dire scenario will only worsen.
Although corruption is a worldwide problem, Nigeria is the country that suffers the most. People are beginning to see our country’s rotten culture. Nigeria has benefited financially for many years from the rock-tar that has disappeared into the corruption-induced quagmire.
Nigeria is an affluent country that relies on oil for survival because it is the world’s largest oil producer and runs on the grease of politics. However, the money from oil does not go to the people, which is an issue. Because they conceal the lie that public funds belong to no one, the highest elected officials are wealthy.
Information about how public officials are acquiring million-dollar residences and amassing stolen public funds abounds in the national press.
Inadequate education system
The Nigerian educational system is another issue that has recently shaken the country’s economy. This is caused by the lack of funding for Nigerian schools to produce qualified graduates capable of leading the country to new heights. Nigeria’s educational system needs to be reformed if we want a better economic expansion.
Unregulated migration from rural to cities has recently had a disastrous impact on Nigeria’s economy. This problem affects the vast majority of Nigeria’s inhabited cities.
For example, Lagos is so congested that getting to work requires getting up early to beat the traffic. This is because many people moved to urban regions in search of better opportunities, only to struggle there.
Three important solutions to these major Nigeria problems
Creation of employment
The government and individuals should be focused on finding jobs for the throngs of unemployed people. The amount of poverty in the nation would decline if more jobs were available.
As stated earlier, security in Nigeria is one of (if not) the major threats. A Nigeria with better security will mean people can travel in peace and invest in various parts of the country.
Also, a peaceful Nigeria will mean more external investors, which will help the country grow quickly. The security forces should develop plans to combat and eliminate threats to people’s lives and property, such as terrorism.
We are raising the standard of education.
To achieve the international standard, the educational sector needs to be modernized.
The government may assist by prioritizing education and ensuring that schools have the facilities necessary to generate brilliant students and qualified graduates. The government should also ensure that teachers and lecturers see paid duly to avoid strikes.
The fact that Nigeria is a sick country in desperate need of care cannot be overstated. Even though Nigeria faces some major problems, I believe she can be treated and healed. We are not losing hope as we pray and wait for a better Nigeria.