Government officials in most countries use their position to gain wealth. This is true in the United States, and I wouldn't expect Nigeria (or any other country) to be different. However, it is possible to increase one's personal wealth, yet still serve their people. I am full aware of Oil companies bribing government officials in Africa. As bad as Nigeria is, my wife's country (Equatorial Guinea) is even worse. The president, Obiang Nguema has become a billionaire since Oil was discovered in the country 15 years ago. Yet he has not passed any profits down to the people. The country doesn't even have electricity for the full day. Hospitals don't provide food for their patients (their family has to bring them food). Sewage is rotting in the streets, buildings (most erected during Colonization) are collapsing. Indeed despite the country's newfound wealth, the people are among the poorest in Africa. This is a pattern of many of Africa's leaders, their goal seems to be focused on keeping the population in misery.militant said:Plus all those oil companies can also be implicated in all this. Bribing government officials and aiding government officials in looting earnings off a country's resources. But like you said, some leaders have no sense of resposibility.