SIR: In Nigeria of today, there is no longer a fence to sit on. The fence is not a place for any bona fide Nigerian citizen desirous of a better Nigeria to sit on. The fence is not a good place to be energetically.
The way some of our leaders have been piloting the affairs of Nigeria is akin to a turbulent flight and if care is not taken, we might be heading for a crash unless we all refuse to sit on the fence and make that change now. We must all rise up today to redirect the path the country is heading. The imaginary crash must not happen under our watch. All citizens must put their hands on the deck to ensure such never happens.
It is said that “what doesn’t kill a man will only make him stronger.” If you are alive in Nigeria with all the tribulations which are not peculiar to Nigeria alone, I congratulate you. You are a born fighter and it is time to make that change for posterity sake. Trials and tribulations are not meant for animals but humans and having survived all of these in Nigeria, you are stronger and ready for the change.
Here is the strategy for a positive change in Nigeria that will transform our dear country for good. Every citizen should go get a very big giant size mirror and position it in their various rooms. This is the most potent weapon for a change of this nature, because, change begins with you.
Here is the plan. Look straight into the mirror and ask the man in the mirror about his contribution thus far towards making Nigeria a better country. You see dear compatriots; some of the men in the mirror are the biggest problem of Nigeria. Some are corrupt, clueless and incompetent. Others are terrorists, bandits, kidnappers, rapist, looters, hate speech and fake news proponents.
Some other men in the mirror are docile, gullible, fickle minded and will rather sit on the fence doing nothing even when the country is shouting – May Day!, May Day!! – and is at the verge of crashing.
Other group of men in the mirror will do whatever it takes to rig elections and impose grossly incompetent politicians on us after we collected peanuts in exchange for community development and better life for our children and generation yet unborn.
It is not the job of Mr. President or any one single individual to make Nigeria great, it is the job of the man you see in the mirror. God has a purpose of sending you to Nigeria, dig deep within you to discover the purpose and contribute your quota to nation building.
Will Nigeria ever be better and greater? The answer lies in the hand of the man in the mirror – YOU. Change begins with you.
Happy Independence Nigeria @ 60.
- Moses Wecan,