In my previous post where I wrote on ‘The Nigerian Way’ I shared some personal experiences of bad attitudes in Nigeria. I concluded that post by hinting at some practical measures to correct the negative behaviour. In this post I will highlight and elaborate on how things should begin to change in Nigeria: Continue reading
I’m going to miss 2010. For me it had more ups than downs. I’ve developed myself academically and attained a professional qualification. I’ve also grown spiritually. I’ve had a job promotion this year. I’ve had better luck with ‘relationships’ and I think I’ve begun to hear wedding bells in the distance. My parents and my sisters are in good health and are all happy…including my dog, Happy!
I wonder what 2011 holds. Will it be better? I can only pray so. I know one thing I’d really like to see – Nigeria becoming the prosperous and incorruptible country it is supposed to be…
I have a dream…that one day I will no longer hear the constant drone of 250KVA generators. 24hr power supply is possible and I believe it WILL be achieved. I have a dream that Okada riders will be a thing of the past and traffic will be a stranger to the Nigerian roads. I have a dream that one day representatives in the National House of Assembly will work hand in hand to move this country forward and enrich the pockets of every Nigerian citizen. I have a dream that Nigerians would no longer have to run abroad to attain qualifications but have the same recognized from schools within our locality. I have a dream that the term ‘419’, ‘Yahooze’ and ‘Corruption’ will no longer be synonymous with Nigeria. Bribes will be snubbed. Cheating will be expelled. Brown-nosing will be outlawed. I have a dream that all these will come to pass and this will start as we enter into 2011.
- Arise, O compatriots,
- Nigeria’s call obey
- To serve our Fatherland
- With love and strength and faith.
- The labour of our heroes past
- Shall never be in vain,
- To serve with heart and might
- One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
- O God of creation,
- Direct our noble cause;
- Guide our Leaders right:
- Help our Youth the truth to know,
- In love and honesty to grow,
- And living just and true,
- Great lofty heights attain,
- To build a nation where peace and justice shall reign.
Let the countdown to CHANGE begin! 😀
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!