Nigeria faces endemic corruption and significant ethnic tension. Trouble is brewing, and author Arnold Obomanu knows something must be done. In The Survival Mindset he provides a simple and powerful explanation for many of the contradictions that perplex Nigerians and friends of Nigeria.
Using examples from everyday Nigerian life, Obomanu illustrates how major problems such as corruption, ethnicity and loss of traditional values derive from the same core problem of a scarcity mentality. He then shows how a systematic strategy can be developed to tackle these issues on a national level. This study digs deep to unearth valuable insights, such as the ideas that ethnicity provides social security for the average Nigerian and that corruption is mainly propagated by poor public service delivery.
The Survival Mindset tackles major issues in one of the most complex developing countries in the world, demonstrates the method in the madness, and outlines principles useful in understanding and tackling similar problems in other African and developing countries. It empowers readers to reengage in building Nigeria with renewed vigour, clarity and enthusiasm.
Published: 5th February 2014