Tafi Kobo, a Nigerian arithmetician, has lamented that the West African country’s value systems are gradually eroding.
Kobo was reacting to the recent trending topics on social media in the last few weeks.
He said to make matters worse, Nigerians tend to reward people who have exhibited destructive behaviours in public.
According to him, Nigeria has a leadership problem because the leaders were initially among members of the public who needed more discipline.
”Nigeria is gradually becoming a nation with a perverse value system. A value system that rewards illegality and unethical behaviours. Workers broke workplace rules; we rewarded them with Cyprus scholarships.
”Student forged JAMB results, and she is being offered a scholarship abroad.
”But when we say that our leaders are selected from among us, so if you believe that they are all bad, then there must be something inherently wrong with us as a people, including you and me, you complain.
”You can’t pick good apples from a basket filled with bad apples.”
Reacting to the comments, Brendan Okwaraji, a data analyst, accused Kobo of being clever by half.
He accused him of refraining from mentioning rogue politicians in the country because he supports them.
”I see what you did there. You didn’t even make examples with rogue politicians that loot billions both in Nigeria and abroad and are rewarded with positions at all levels of government.”
Kobo is known to support the ruling All Progressives Congress, especially Nigeria’s former president, Muhammadu Buhari.
Buhari, the immediate past president of the country, left the economy in ruins and was known for his morbid nepotism, especially regarding federal government appointments.
Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senatorial District senator, recently described Buhari as the worst president Nigeria ever had.