I am one of those that have chosen not to give up on Nigeria . Despite the numerous challenges, the anger, the bitterness, ethnicity, religious bigotry and so many other things in between, we cannot afford to give up.
A few days ago after the Chatham House episode, I had a post on my Facebook page on Teamwork. It was a very brief analysis on how Teamwork can make the Dreamwork. Mind you I regard myself as largely non-partisan and I hold no party card. Within a few minutes it was stunning reading the numerous comments and the way people attacked each other.
I think it’s time for people who truly care about the future of our Nation to speak out. It not about any tribe or religion . It is really about our future.
Nearly 20 years ago, it was as if one could read the future . We created a program for secondary school students tagged: WE ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION (WATFON).
It had three core objectives
1. To promote unity
2. To inspire patriotism
3. To raise role models
Now I truly wish we could have continued and pushed it aggressively . We might have been able to have a very positive influence on the “WOKE” generation.
Is there hope?
Yes a lot of hope . We must however create that environment. We must give young Nigerians reason to hope again. We must avoid this aggressive sowing of “seeds of discord”.
We can all point out all the things that are wrong. Of course we are right. Things are bad but in the midst of that lie’s tremendous opportunities to make a difference.
Do I have solutions! ! A few but we must all choose to save our country.
Let’s change the narrative about our Nation.