The trouble with Nigeria is a little of a small yellow book written by Chainua Achebe and first published in 1983 by fourth it Dimension rushing co: LTD. This is a book that must be read by all Nigerians who are about their country, who fed the can no longer stand idly by and a wing their hands in anguish” whiled Nigerian is destroyed by bad leadership, corruption and equality.  Therefore it focused on the indictment of the current system and as well pass a message of hope for the future which aim at creating a new social and political order for Nigeria

The book “the trouble with Nigeria” tends explain of contemporary Nigeria in ten chapters with the following heading

·        Where the problem lies
·        Tribalism
·        False image of ourselves
·        Leadership, Nigeria- style
·        Patriotism
·        Social injustice and the cult of mediocrity
·         Indiscipline
·        The Igbo problem
·        The example of Aminu Kano

       According to Chinua Achebe the trouble with Nigeria is simply and according to squarely a failure of headship when he asserted that
        “There is nothing basically wrong with the Nigeria land or climate or water or air anything else.  The Nigeria problem is the unwillingness or in ability of its leaders to rise to the responsibility, to the challenge of personal example which are the hallmarks of true leadership (P.I).  This implies that Nigeria, though richly endowed is faced with leadership problem and the rieptilide of the citizens. 
     However he recommend that Nigeria can change if she discovers leaders who have the will, ability and vision when he asserted thus “unity conscious efforts and creation of conducive atmosphere for the emergence of leaders, their will not be good leaders”
            The author –Chinua Achebe made. It known that one of the core problems faced by Nigerian political leaders is tribalism; which he defined as “discrimination against the citizen because of his place of birth”.
            Tribalism in Nigeria politics can be fraced to Obafemi Awolowo when he “stole” the leadership of western Nigeria form Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe in the western house of assembly in 1951. this single act or event aborted NCNC’s vision of pan-Nigeria. That is, “it was the death of a dream.
-           Nigeria in which a citizen could live and work in a place of his choice anywhere and pursue any legitimate goal open to his fellows; A Nigeria in which an Easterner might aspire to be premier in the west and a Northerner become major in Enugu?
            Observably, the problem with Nigeria is that they do not see themselves as one and the threatening gesture against tribalism have been premature, half-hearted or plain deceitful.
            One of the troubles with Nigeria is false expression it give itself Achebe stated clearing that Nigeria have a flamboyant imaginary of self concept (also see page 10). The elites in Nigeria refer to it (Nigeria) as a great country “False image of ourselves” continue trouble with Nigeria because Nigeria have refuse to accept the fact that they are still  developing; they aspire and see themselves as being great without working towards. It before rather have unrealistic expectations.
Here, in spite of conventional opinion Nigeria has been less than fortunate in its leadership. A basic element of this misfortune is the seminal absence of intellectual rigour in the political thought of Nigeria founding fathers. This implies that Nigerian leaders are materialistic and self-centred, therefore lack the basic ideology to rule (see page 13)

            Achebe describes a patriot as He who loves his country. He is not a persons who says he loves his country. He is not even a person who shouts or swears or recites or sings his love of his country. He is one who cares deeply about the happiness and well-being of his country and all its people. Patriotism according to him, is an emotion of love directed by a critical intelligence. A true patriot as he further explain will always demand the  highest standards of his country and accept nothing but the best for and from his people He will be outspoken in condemnation of their short-coming without giving way to superiority, despair or cynicism.
            Conceivably, true patriotism is possible only when the people who rule and those under their power have a common and genue goal of maintaining the dispensation under which the nation lives. This will in turn, only happen if the nation is ruled justly, if the welfare of all the people rather than the advantage of the few becomes the corner-stone of public policy. Observably, this is not obtained in Nigeria hence makes it one of the trouble faced by Nigeria.

            Chinua Achebe central Nigeria’s social injustice and cult mediocrity on Tribalism/ethnic discrimination, denial of merit, mismanagement of resources, inequality {class difference of variation) embezzlement of public funds  by public “servants” this problems has eaten deep on Nigeria that it is beginning to tire it apart.

            Chinua Achebe in this chapter, differentiated a disciplined society that of indiscipline. According to him, indiscipline is a failure or refused to submit one’s desire and actions to the restraints of orderly social conduct in recognition of the right and desires of others one a contrast, he noted that discipline does not invite supervision by an external force but is imposed by the individual form within. Furthermore, he noted the inevitability of indiscipline in the society when he stated thus “Even in such a climate (of discipline) there will always be sporadic incidents of indiscipline because there will always be people who on account of their immaturity, mental in competence, sheer deviltry on even innocent exuberance are unable or unwilling to impose the internal brake of self-discipline on their desires and action. But in disciplined societies, they will remains an eccentric minority” P. 33.
            In Nigerian context, Achebe asserted thus: “Indiscipline pervades our life so completely today that one may be justified in calling it the condition par excellence of contemporary Nigerian society. We see and hear and read about indiscipline in the home, in the school, in  the public service, in the private sector, in government and in legislative assemblies on the road, in the air”
            “corruption in Nigeria has passed the alarming and entered the fatal stage, and Nigeria will die if we keep pretending that she is only slightly indisposed” said Achebe.
            Chinua Achebe clarified that corruption goes with power. Thus, corruption should be anchored on the leaders who control power in the country other than blaming an average Nigerian as written in the Weekly Star    of 15 May 1983 on its front page under the title. The Nigerian and corruption that “keeping an average Nigerian from being corps is like keeping a goat from eating yam (page 48).
            According to the author, corruption which has built up over the year will take sometime to correct, assuming we want to do it peacefully. Thus he proffered that to initiate change, the president of this country must take and be seen to take a decisive first of riffing his administration of all persons on whom the sliglitest wind of corruption and scandal has blown.  He went further to assert that when he (President) can summon up the courage to do that,


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