The foregoing categories are by no means exhaustive, since I have not talked about the odd businessman from a foreign country, with a small population in Nigeria (may be not even up to ten) who then chooses to stay in Nigeria, marry one of our women and produce Nigerian children for the future. But if we may attempt a reading of the mind of the foreigner in Nigeria, we would discover that, across the various categories, the impressions and attitudes are similar. Nigeria never ceases to amaze the outsider. They are all aware that every country has its own problems but they are amazed how Nigerians manage to survive from one year to another, one government to another, under so much chaos. The foreigners in our midst do not take us seriously. They think this is a lawless country where anything can be done, where there are no rules and the leadership is infernally corrupt. So, every foreigner tries to do in Nigeria what they would never attempt in their own countries. Embassy officials use racist language, Asians pay their workers slave wages, foreign-owned businesses in general abuse the expatriate quota. They do not allow Nigerians in strategic positions such as the cash office, or the leadership of sensitive departments because they believe that the Nigerian is a potential thief waiting for an opportunity to steal. They do not respect Nigerian institutions because they know that as a foreigner if you are willing to pay the right price or offer incentives, the Nigerian in a position of authority will treat you more kindly than his own compatriot. Multinational companies doing business in Nigeria do not observe their own international standards. They do not have to, once they bribe the men in authority. Generally, every outsider sees how powerless Nigerians are, how they are treated shabbily by their own leaders, and so, they take advantage of the situation. We cannot blame the outsider. We lack the moral right to do so. Why should we complain about the Asian entrepreneur who pays poor wages when many Nigerian employers do not even pay their workers at all? Why should we grumble about visa officials when it is so difficult to get a Nigerian passport from a Nigerian office? Why should we complain about the Lebanese when Nigerians are among the most corrupt in the world? Why do we want others to treat us with respect when we treat one another so badly. If I were a foreigner living in Nigeria, I would find it difficult to respect Nigerians too.