Nigeria exports religion, India exports cars

From Emergent Africa Thu Nov 22 2012, 07:49:00

Azuka Onwuka in Ọmọ Oòdua:

...as we are building the biggest churches and mosques, the Indians, South Africans, Chinese, Europeans and Americans have taken over our key markets: telecoms, satellite TV, multinationals, banking, oil and gas, automobile, aviation, and hospitality industries among others.

Ironically, despite our exploits in religion, we are a people with little godliness, a people without scruples. It is rare to do business with a Nigerian pastor, deacon, knight, elder, brother, sister, imam, mullah, mallam, alhaji or alhaja without the person laying landmines of bribes and deception on your path. We call it PR, facilitation fee, processing fee, transport money, financial engineering, deal, or whatever. But if it does not change hands, no show. And when it is amassed, we say it is "God's blessings." Some people assume that sleaze is a problem of public functionaries, but the private sector seems to be worse than the public sector these days.

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