Hii guys. I wrote this a year ago and I still believe in the message the post preaches. Do you think you were given your nationality as a punishment? Do you think you’re in Nigeria for such a time as this? Tell me what you think!
I’m a Nigerian.
In a day I see maybe five people talking about Nigeria on social media and … all of them are negative.
Surely God doesn’t give us Nationalities to punish us. Surely.
I’m scrolling through my Whatsapp updates and I see that everyone is lamenting the recent shootings in Jos.
Then immediately after, I get a news notification; Nigeria has overtaken India as the largest number of people living in poverty.
A motivational speaker and leadership expert, Fela Durotoye put it like this when I listened to him speak at the Platform Nigeria:
“Soon, it won’t lie in us to blame our parents’ generation for what’s gone wrong in Nigeria anymore.
One day, your children would look at you and ask what you did to make Nigeria what it is today”
This haunts me. A lot.
I’m right in that place where my actions begin to become relevant for what happens in Nigeria. Right now, I’m simply still working on attaining my LL.B* and enlightening one person at a time through my blog posts. Right now, I’m keeping used water sachets and wrappers in my bag when there’s no waste bin around, rather than throw it on the sidewalk. Right now, I’m just telling the truth in my class and small groups rather than telling nothing. Right now, I insist on my subconscious and conscious mind believing in Nigeria’s greatness.
Right now, I’m practicing what it takes to treat Nigeria right. To make her great.
Right now, what are you doing?
To be honest, you have to be doing something. Ask yourself “what am I doing right for Nigeria?”
This brief post is really to say It won’t lie in us to blame anyone anymore. If we do nothing, oh, we’re getting the blame.
Love and Light,
Your Nigerian Ambassador (Debby).
*As you know your girl now has her LL.B.
Go ahead and give your comments.