There is enough natural resources to meet the need of the people in my country but the human potential has always been neglected by the crooked leaders who are there to loot. Either because they aren't educated and become a puppet to nations where they stark the nation's wealth. Each time I think about what is wrong in my society I get closer to the very thing that divide us as citizens only to find out that aid is not an immediate solution but a burden for laziness. A shame to nation that cannot take care of its people and a disregard for the future. There are other contributory factors but failure in leadership is the first on the list to say the least.
The American government provides my country medical aid through the USA assistance of USAID. The amount of aid we receive from developed nations is very small compared to other nations on the list. At the moment we are receiving close to nothing despite the farming problem in the North-Eastern part of the country caused by the Boko Haram insurgents. It is interesting to see that farming is now a thing reported about Nigeria on the news around the world. It baffles most of us over here
If you ask average Nigerians on the street on what use is aid to the society they would probably tell you it is of no significant use because it belittles us and proves we can not feed ourselves which is just the opposite what the people want - to trade with the developed nations. My country is supposed to be self-sufficient in food production by now if we hold on to innovation and commercial agriculture.
I don't think USA alone can fix Nigeria for us but the people of Nigeria. We have to get organized, provide education in all civilized forms, respect rule of law and contribute to humanity. Those aren't things in the nations top agenda at the moment and it is sad to behold in my generation.
To conclude it all aid has never been the solution to African problems, be it poverty, diseases or bad leadership. What we need are friendly nations that are willing to trade, respect the mutual benefits from doing business and work together to move humanity forward.