Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba, who recently got married and is vacationing in South Africa, opened his verified Instagram account to say he is sad and depressed about Nigeria’s current bad state stemming from corruption.
He said, “I woke up really sad and depressed because of the state of Nigeria and I will almost break up typing this. I’ve lived in the western world in the past, both in the UK and the US, and when I ask this question, I justify my depression with “well it’s a white man’s country, that’s why they’re ahead”, but why am I really angry in this case what we are talking about the same continent. “
Comparing Nigeria to South Africa, the actor and comedian on social media asked why a Nigerian would need a visa to travel to South Africa, despite the fact that Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa.
He noted that when a person visits South Africa “you can’t know if he’s still in Africa or Europe.”
“Do you know that Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of 398 billion dollars compared to the SA, which is the second largest with 368 billion dollars?” However, Nigeria must apply for a visa to travel to South Africa. I am at 3,500 meters above sea level and I am watching an African country that has built its country with its own natural resources, a country where you cannot know if you are still in Africa or Europe because of its huge development despite corruption in the country.
“A country where their primary source of income comes from mining and industry. Tourism alone reaches ZAR 130 billion, which is about $ 8.8 billion for the country. In 2016 alone, 16 million tourists visited SA and that number has been steadily increasing since then. 16 million guys and tourism only add 2.8% to their GDP. “Even with corruption in their country, leaders continue to grow in their industries and sectors,” he wrote.
In his gloomy state, he continued to think about what could be the main cause of Nigeria. “You may not understand how Nigerians suffer until you travel to other advanced countries, and then return home and see how Nigerians are deprived of the basic necessities of life.
“So, I ask, apart from a bad management structure and a lack of vision, what do you think is our problem as a nation?” Do you think we got independence too soon? Do you think the democratic system of government works in Nigeria and for Nigerians as well? There is corruption in other countries, why is Nigerian corruption so different and deep that even corrupt nations call us corrupt ?? What do you think is the problem with Nigeria? “Uchemba wrote.