603 Views

8 Things In Other Countries That Nigeria Needs To Get Right

Nigeria, the giant of Africa has become the pulsating inspiration to tourists, with its multicultural lifestyle that is immersed in a rich history. The country has become a face of modern Africa with its megacities.  It has something that everyone would need, from its rich culture and exploding music and art scene to exciting activities and fine food.  Spiritual shrines, museums, stunning waterfronts and amazing landscapes, plus the hospitality of the people make it a beautiful country.  Nigeria is a country with seemingly limitless natural resources and has become one of the most visited countries in Africa.

This does not mean that we are doing many things right. There are things that people in other developed countries have perfected that we are yet to get right. We have listed 8 things in other countries that Nigeria needs to get right to become a well-developed and established country:

1. Vacation time

resort-911968_1280

Vacation and paid holidays seem not to make sense to many Nigerians, who are chronic workaholics. Even when public holidays are announced, most Nigerians see it as another opportunity of making more money. In countries like Finland, Switzerland, US and Germany, there is a mandate holiday time and paid vacation. Experts have proven that vacation increases job productivity, which is what Nigeria needs to understand well.

2. Respect for traffic

lagos-traffic

If you can drive in Nigeria, there is hardly any place in the world that you would not be able to ride smoothly. The road rage can be unbearable and to compound it all, there is no respect for traffic. Nigeria needs to learn how to respect traffic to ensure a better usage of its roads and reduce unnecessary traffic jams.

3. The use of waste bins

Lagos Roads

Photo Source: Fuse.com.ng

Everywhere in Nigeria look like a dustbin even the roads on the capital city, Abuja. There is no culture of dropping leftovers in dustbins. There is hardly nothing thinkable that you cannot find on major roads or roadsides in the country. These litters always make some environments less attractive.

4. Zero tolerance for noise

No Noise

Even the law courts are not spared neither are libraries or religious places when it comes to noise in Nigeria. If there is one good culture that Nigerians need to be taught, it is observing zero tolerance for noise in the public. It may even stun you that the Nigerian men are worse culprits than the women when it comes to making a noise in public places.

ALSO READ  Must Read: 9 Safety Tips Every Driver Should Know

5. Orderliness

Impatience - orderliness

When you visit some developed countries, you see how orderly things are. There is no mad rush for buses, cabs or trains. No one is trying to jump line no matter how long that line may be. It is called being civil and that is what Nigeria needs to get right in every facet of her activities.

6. Stable energy supply

Surulere, Lagos

Photo Source: Projectlightupnigeria.com

We know that there are a lot of things that Nigeria needs to get right but a stable energy supply is one of the most important. Some areas stay half of the year with power supply and at the end of the month, they are presented with a huge energy bill. Nigeria should find a way of getting her energy stable around the country.

7. Tipping practices

Some tipping practices have been linked to bribe in Nigeria by those who do not understand the act. In most developed nations, cab drivers, waiters and other service employees are often tipped after a great service. It shows appreciation and support for better service the next time. However, people should not beg to be tipped if the person doesn’t want to tip them.

8. End corruption

corruption-is-deadly

We would not deny that corruption is not everywhere but in Nigeria; it has become an epidemic that needs urgent attention, specifically in the public sector.  If corruption can be reduced to its barest minimum, there would be respect from other nations and trust can easily be built for foreign investors.

The process of learning how to make things right in Nigeria needs total support and cooperation.  Did we miss any point? Share with us in the comment below:

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Latest Posts

#BBNaija: Why Cee-C Is Bbetter Than President Buhari – Reno Omokri
Entertainment
67 views
Entertainment
67 views

#BBNaija: Why Cee-C Is Bbetter Than President Buhari – Reno Omokri

PH - April 21, 2018

Former aide to Ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri,in his latest shade on President Buhari has mentioned that a housemate on the Big Brother Naija 2018 reality TV…

Why I Didn’t Do Well At Chelsea – Liverpool Star, Mohamed Salah
Sports
108 views
Sports
108 views

Why I Didn’t Do Well At Chelsea – Liverpool Star, Mohamed Salah

MT - April 20, 2018

While speaking in an exclusive interview ahead of Liverpool’s clash at West Brom on Saturday, on Sky Sports Premier League, Mohammed Salah admitted that he is focusing on…

“Why Soldiers Burnt Houses In Benue State” – Army Spokesperson
Shocking
111 views
Shocking
111 views

“Why Soldiers Burnt Houses In Benue State” – Army Spokesperson

MT - April 20, 2018

The Nigerian army has taken responsibility for the attack, which resulted in burning down of houses in a Benue community on Thursday. The Army said the attack…

Meet Vivian Chiologi, John Shittu’s Wife Who Got Married At 50, Gave Birth At 51
Best of Nigeria
131 views
Best of Nigeria
131 views

Meet Vivian Chiologi, John Shittu’s Wife Who Got Married At 50, Gave Birth At 51

MT - April 20, 2018

My darling Viv, today I celebrate you and I thank God for your life and strength. What a testimony your life has become. You met and fell…

Lazy Youths: Why Buhari Should Apologize And Be Forgiven – Shehu Sani
Politics
96 views
Politics
96 views

Lazy Youths: Why Buhari Should Apologize And Be Forgiven – Shehu Sani

MT - April 20, 2018

SHEHU Sani, Senator representing Kaduna Central, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize over his remarks about Nigerian Youths. While answering a question at the Commonwealth Business…

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious Wins 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant (Photos)
Best of Nigeria
99 views
Best of Nigeria
99 views

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious Wins 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant (Photos)

MT - April 20, 2018

19 year old Miss Udeh Precious has emerge winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant. The actress and model beat 19 other contestants in the competition…

Nigeria Uninterruptible Power Supply To Reach 4.7% In 2024
Business
86 views
Business
86 views

Nigeria Uninterruptible Power Supply To Reach 4.7% In 2024

PH - April 20, 2018

Nigeria Vision 20:2020 is set to be a major development plan for the country to accelerate growth of commercial and industrial sectors over the coming years. Further,…

Nigeria’s Brent Crude Hits $73.79 per Barrel
Business
92 views
Business
92 views

Nigeria’s Brent Crude Hits $73.79 per Barrel

PH - April 20, 2018

An improvement in Nigeria’s oil earnings is on course as prices held firm on Friday near three-year highs reached earlier this week as ongoing Organisation of Petroleum…

Debbie Rise’s Sister Tee-Rise Releases Gospel single “First Loved Me”
Entertainment
97 views
Entertainment
97 views

Debbie Rise’s Sister Tee-Rise Releases Gospel single “First Loved Me”

PH - April 20, 2018

Temilolu Olurishe also known as Tee-Rise is a young lady with a desire to express her worship to God in her songs while she helps others enjoy…

WATCH: Chimamanda Adichie Talks #MeToo, Feminism and Gay Rights on CNN
Best of Nigeria
98 views
Best of Nigeria
98 views

WATCH: Chimamanda Adichie Talks #MeToo, Feminism and Gay Rights on CNN

PH - April 20, 2018

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was on CNN to discuss the #MeToo movement, feminism, and rights of LGBT people with Christiane Amanpour. The writer who revealed earlier this week…

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious emerges Winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant
Art, History and Culture
91 views
Art, History and Culture
91 views

19-Year-Old Udeh Precious emerges Winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant

PH - April 20, 2018

The 19-year-old model, actress and show host, Udeh Precious, beat stiff competition from 19 other contestants to emerge winner of the 2018 Sisi Oge Cultural Pageant. Precious,…

BBNaija: Tobi Bakre Is Not A Lazy Nigerian Youth; Check Out His 5 Professions..
Best of Nigeria
97 views
Best of Nigeria
97 views

BBNaija: Tobi Bakre Is Not A Lazy Nigerian Youth; Check Out His 5 Professions..

MT - April 20, 2018

Shared Via IG With Caption .. Nigerians are one of the most resourceful and hardworking people in the world. From generation to generation, this has remained true.…

Veteran Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares How She Almost Lost A Job “For Being The Wrong Skin Colour”
Entertainment
88 views
Entertainment
88 views

Veteran Actress, Ireti Doyle Shares How She Almost Lost A Job “For Being The Wrong Skin Colour”

PH - April 20, 2018

Veteran actress Ireti Doyle, in a post on her Instagram page, is speaking about colorism. In her post, she details how she almost lost a major gig…

1771 Cases of Domestic Violence, 138 Against Men, Recorded in 10 Months in Lagos
Shocking
81 views
Shocking
81 views

1771 Cases of Domestic Violence, 138 Against Men, Recorded in 10 Months in Lagos

PH - April 20, 2018

The Lagos State Domestic Violence & Sexual Violence Response Team (DVSRT) recorded 138 cases against men between May 2017 and March 2018. This was revealed by the…

5 Women-Owned Tech Spaces that VP Osinbajo Could Have Visited During #VPTourOfTech – Mary Olushoga
Business
83 views
Business
83 views

5 Women-Owned Tech Spaces that VP Osinbajo Could Have Visited During #VPTourOfTech – Mary Olushoga

PH - April 20, 2018

Why are women innovators largely ignored in Nigeria’s male-dominated technology spaces? Why didn’t Vice President Osinbajo visit any women-owned spaces during the highly popular and attention-grabbing #VPTourofTech?…

#ReadyToBeatMalaria: Chimamanda Adichie Joins Bill Gates, Prince Charles at Malaria Summit in London
Food and Health
92 views
Food and Health
92 views

#ReadyToBeatMalaria: Chimamanda Adichie Joins Bill Gates, Prince Charles at Malaria Summit in London

PH - April 20, 2018

Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave a speech at the Malaria Summit on Wednesday, 18th of April,in London, England. The Malaria Summit was held to urge Commonwealth…

Mace Theft: How Ike Ekweremadu Redeemed Lawmakers’ Image
Politics
129 views
Politics
129 views

Mace Theft: How Ike Ekweremadu Redeemed Lawmakers’ Image

PH - April 20, 2018

A member of House of Representatives, Rep. Joseph Akinlaja (Ondo-PDP), has said Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu’s wisdom saved Nigeria a greater embarrassment on…

Why Federal Government Wants Rail Line Between Nigeria And Niger – Amaechi
Business
105 views
Business
105 views

Why Federal Government Wants Rail Line Between Nigeria And Niger – Amaechi

PH - April 20, 2018

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained that the rail line from Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic was mainly to encourage business owners…

Loading...