Are Nigerian Developers Greedy?

Well said. As true as this may be, the Nigerian Tech eco-system has a v.v.v. long way to go, it is still very under-rated. I recently read Paul Grahams article about Wealth and Money, you find out that, the value of an employee should be based on his/her output (productivity) and input (work-rate/dedication/passion) but this is not the case in the Nigerian Tech environment and his solution to this was to come out of that circle and do something where your output equals your input (Entrepreneurship).

Although this is not an easy thing to achieve, you find people everywhere saying CEO of this, Co-Founder of that and yet nothing to show for it. But as Graham said, if you want to be a billionaire, help a billion people. If developers can actually solve problems, help make Nigeria better via their creative ideas, then they are better off being alone, knowing that your input is directly directly directly proportional to your output.

An average Nigerian developer churns out way more code than he is paid for. You find out that developers powering huge multi-million Naira companies in Nigeria are being paid peanuts and this has given outsiders who have projects the effrontery to negotiate insulting prices. If you want to make a website, there are free resources you can use (Wordpress, etc), go and learn it by yourself and do it, but if you need a developer, if you need a professional touch, you should be ready to pay for it.

We aren’t greedy, we have learnt our trade the hard way (online, courses, hard-labour) and so people shouldn’t disrespect that and should be ready to pay if the Developers output is worth the price.

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