Nigerians are hardworking people who contribute positively in various fields across the globe. The recent report that ranks Nigeria as the second most hardworking country in the world after Mexico is a testament to the strong work ethic of Nigerians.
Nigerians have made significant contributions to the global economy in various sectors, including technology, entertainment, sports, and education. For instance, Adebayo Ogunlesi, a Nigerian lawyer, and investment banker is the chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), a leading infrastructure company in the world. He has led the company to invest billions of dollars in critical infrastructure projects worldwide.
Dr. Bennet Omalu is a Nigerian-American doctor who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a brain injury caused by collisions in American football. His discovery led to significant changes in the sports industry.
Olurotimi Badero is a Nigerian-American doctor who became the first person to hold both medical and engineering degrees and is one of the few people who also have completed residency in both fields.
Dr. Onyema Ogbuagu is a Nigerian-American doctor who helped develop the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which has saved countless lives globally.
Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, a Nigerian-American economist who became the first Black Deputy Secretary of the United States Treasury.
Akinwumi Adesina is a Nigerian banker who became the first African to be elected as the President of the African Development Bank Group.
Philip Emeagwali is a Nigerian computer scientist who developed a formula, called the “Philip Emeagwali formula,” which enables computers to perform up to 3.1 billion calculations per second.
Uzo Aduba, a Nigerian-American actress who won an Emmy for her role in the hit television series “Orange Is the New Black.”
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian economist and former finance minister who became the first African woman to be the Director-General of the World Trade Organization.
And Chiwetel Ejiofor is a Nigerian-British actor who gained recognition for his role in the film “12 Years a Slave” and has starred in other hit movies like “The Martian” and “Doctor Strange.”
The name Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh will forever remain immortal. She was the Nigerian doctor who selflessly fought the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria and prevented it from spreading throughout the country, ultimately sacrificing her life in the process.
In entertainment, Nigerian musicians and actors have taken the world by storm with their talent. Seun Kuti, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Burnaboy, and many others are among the most popular and highly respected artists in the world.
We also have the likes of Chimamanda Adichie, a Nigerian writer, who has won numerous awards for her work, including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the MacArthur Genius Grant.
Furthermore, many Nigerians have excelled in sports. The likes of Victor Osimhen, Isreal Adesanya, Anthony Joshua et cetera are on successful careers and have continued to represent Nigeria at the highest level.
Therefore, it is evident that Nigerians are indeed hardworking people making huge contributions to the world economy. Nigerians have proven their worth in various fields. The achievements of Nigerians globally are a testimony of their abilities, hard work, and dedication.