A South African businessman has commented on the competitiveness between Nigeria and South Africa, saying that Nigerians have a resilient and hardworking spirit when it comes to business and survival.
He contrasted this with South Africans who wait for government support or grants. He emphasized that Nigerians are always hustling because they know no government grant is coming.
Post Nigeria gathered that, the businessman, who has visited Nigeria, highlighted the many small business owners and hawkers who do not allow their situation to prevent them from seeking a way out. He gave an analogy of how the average young person in South Africa would have to go to the Small Enterprise Finance Agency to get loans before starting any business, while the average Nigerian just thinks of something they can sell immediately.
In a viral video, the South African man called for a mindset change among his people if they want to improve their personal lives and finances. He urged them to follow the example of Nigerians and not wait for government handouts but to take a more entrepreneurial approach to business.
The businessman’s observations have sparked debate and discussion among Nigerians and South Africans, with many people agreeing with his assessment of the differences in mindset between the two countries when it comes to business and survival.
This man is speaking facts!! These are true facts! pic.twitter.com/383gRyAtSx
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