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Why Don't Nigerians Patronize Locally Developed Scripts?
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Hello fellow NCTist!
It is no news that Nigeria is blessed not only with natural resources but with human resources as well. In the world of web, it will amaze you to be told that we have thousands of talented web developers and designers in Nigeria, yet it appears their skills are worthless to local employees.

It is in Nigeria that most business owners will prefer to purchase web scripts developed by foreigners (even when exchange rates are not friendly) than hire local developers to build something similar or even better. Funny enough, when such "foreign scripts" becomes buggy, it is then that local developers are remembered. This is disheartening! Sad

More excruciating is the "open source" syndrome we face in Nigeria. Nigerians will rather prefer to pay for foreign premium scripts than make use of locally developed open source projects. And then I ask: what has gone wrong? Sad

I have met few developers who complain of lack of local patronage and hence they turn to freelance websites like Fiverr or Upwork as their last resort to gain patronage. But the question still remains, why don't we value locally developed projects? How would local developers be encouraged?

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Before i say anything, let me start by saying "This Is Nigeria".

Nigerians only believe in someone when he or she has done something great. Since independence, there has been no Nigeria developer who has created any thing great up till date. I know there are projects that have been built which is great to some Nigerians but am tallking about to the world. Things like social networks, video call apps, amazing video games and more OR lets just say no internet companies built and owned by Nigerians who are well known around the world to be great developers (lets keep Jumia aside because its owned by Rocket Internet which is located in Berlin and shares owned by other Non-Nigerian Companies and few Nigerian Companies). If things like this have been achieved by Nigerians, then you won't even think of posting such and other Nigerians won't pay for premium scripts, am i right?

I like your post though, and i just want to say that part of of my dream will change things like this if achieved.Big Grin
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The answer is simple... It's because we're 'Racists'
(I don't know what else to use here, forgive me)

People who don't have enough funds will contact local developers while people with unlimited will prefer to go for the "elites" who are usually foreigners....

That's why sometimes I don't blame the racists amongst the whites, even we (nigerians/africans ) see ourselves as inferior to them, there fore we give our developers here "small scale jobs" while foreigners get the big deals from the government and big companies....
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(07-31-2018, 06:25 PM)Hackinubee Wrote:
The answer is simple... It's because we're 'Racists'
(I don't know what else to use here, forgive me)

People who don't have enough funds will contact local developers while people with unlimited will prefer to go for the "elites" who are usually foreigners....

That's why sometimes I don't blame the racists amongst the whites, even we (nigerians/africans ) see ourselves as inferior to them, there fore we give our developers here "small scale jobs" while foreigners get the big deals from the government and big companies....


I like your point but i tell you, theres a way to end this by making not only Nigerians believe in us but the world. All it takes is creating a great IDEA (that will conquer many).
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(07-31-2018, 06:25 PM)Hackinubee Wrote:
The answer is simple... It's because we're 'Racists'
(I don't know what else to use here, forgive me)

People who don't have enough funds will contact local developers while people with unlimited will prefer to go for the "elites" who are usually foreigners....

That's why sometimes I don't blame the racists amongst the whites, even we (nigerians/africans ) see ourselves as inferior to them, there fore we give our developers here "small scale jobs" while foreigners get the big deals from the government and big companies....


I like the use of the word "Racists". That's simply what "we" are.
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Well i dont really have anything much to say about this but the fact that if a nigerian developer is not appriciated in this country then that developer would be appriciated somewhere else. E.g lets take a look at the nigerian programmer who is now a lead software engineer at twitter.

My point is that developers should not let that stop them. Someone in the world will always need u.
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(08-01-2018, 09:01 AM)Dynamo Wrote:
Well i dont really have anything much to say about this but the fact that if a nigerian developer is not appriciated in this country then that developer would be appriciated somewhere else. E.g lets take a look at the nigerian programmer who is now a lead software engineer at twitter.

My point is that developers should not let that stop them. Someone in the world will always need u.


nice one!
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(08-01-2018, 09:13 AM)Aaron Wrote:
nice one!


Thanks bro.
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(08-01-2018, 09:01 AM)Dynamo Wrote:
Well i dont really have anything much to say about this but the fact that if a nigerian developer is not appriciated in this country then that developer would be appriciated somewhere else. E.g lets take a look at the nigerian programmer who is now a lead software engineer at twitter.

My point is that developers should not let that stop them. Someone in the world will always need u.


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(08-01-2018, 03:35 AM)Laive Wrote:
I like the use of the word "Racists". That's simply what "we" are.

I don't know what else to use when we see ourselves as inferior to foreigners, that makes us racists in my opinion
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I think the problem is trust issues.. we really have trust issue and we also in general believe that nothing tangible can come out of Nigeria , And if any thing is made or.created in Nigeria it is either fake , not good or scam its a general belief that needs to be eradicated..
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(08-01-2018, 01:06 PM)Hackinubee Wrote:
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Sometimes I wish what we usually comment will come to pass.
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(08-04-2018, 07:35 AM)cheatex Wrote:
Sometimes I wish what we usually comment will come to pass.


i get ur point...
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