Nigeria has been at the centre of every kind of violent crime that you can think of. Whether it is kidnapping, bombings, random shootings etc, you name it, we experience it. It is one of the worst places to live on earth and all this is because of a delusional dictator that was "democratically" put into office.
Everybody knows this fact and it is that when the head is bad, the whole body is bad. The head of our country is out of depth with reality, so literally everything else follows suit. The country's government is filled with boomers that make draconian policies that look certain to take us to the dark ages.
In the midst of that, we have the fintech industry shooting off in Africa. Despite our large population and resources, we're still well behind everyone else because of the lack of infrastructure. Factor in the violent crimes, inflation and insecurity, all we have is a grim image of a country in turmoil.
For me and my loved ones, every day is one step closer to emigrating from this hell hole. Life is too short for me to spend my whole life in a place that's geared towards destruction.
This country can't grow and there's no sign in sight to prove otherwise. Everything good you create is brought to nothing by the inherent violence, and your existence is perpetually under threat.
Why should anybody invest in this place? I feel bad for people like me, who, like everyone else in the world, just want to live life peacefully and grow. I feel bad because as a realist, I don't think this place is good for business but as a human, I think business will be good for Nigeria.
Nigeria will destroy your business if given the chance, that's one thing that's certain. However, your business will improve Nigeria IF it doesn't get destroyed by Nigeria first.