NIGERIA NEEDS YOU!

IT'S HER TURN TO SHINE

NIGERIA NEEDS YOU!

Will you answer the call?

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The Paradise Named Nigeria

We mind our business

And we show others how to mind theirs’!

 

…Our central business is to build builders, and our goal is to lead the pathway to a United, Prosperous and God-fearing nation – NIGERIA.

 

I regard my mailing list as an ‘honour list’, and I register my profound gratitude for your kind permission to allow me place further demand on your already busy schedule. I promise to be brief as a mark of respect for your precious time.

 

Ruminating on the level of societal decadence and the current trend of ignoble religious terrorism in the land, it is obvious that we are passing through the most trying times in our national history. A time for the sound of the bell to be certain, so that patriots do not embark on a mission without a direction. Not many patriotic and God-fearing citizens will covet the job of Buhari/Osinbajo in the present circumstance; safe for those whose motive is anything but noble. These times therefore call for sober reflection, and it is practically begging for rebirth.

 

One paradox that I found difficult to understand since my teenage years and which has never ceased to be my focus and the major course to which I have directed my strength ever since is the believe that politics in Nigeria is largely reserved for a crowd of scoundrels, ritual killers and day-light robbers, while at the same time this heavily religious society is praying that God should reign in the land!  For a long time I just could not stop wondering how ‘filthy politicians’ will establish the God-fearing nation we are praying for, and I wonder even up till now how Nigerians that think politics is synonymous with sin still pray for God-fearing leaders to reign in the land!

 

Today, there is hardly any nation on this planet whose image is more dented and whose reputation is more damaged than Nigeria. With the state of our nation contradicting the pious disposition of many of her wonderful people, the world has come to the conclusion that this must be a nation full of ‘bloody hypocrites’… I make bold to say that this is not the correct assessment of this great nation, Nigeria. The truth about Nigeria is that aside of isolated cases, when it comes to politics, Nigeria has never fielded her ‘first eleven,’ rather, it has been the sixth, seventh, eighth, or even the last eleven that have dominated the business of governance. To make matters worse, the bulk of those that have the moral and intellectual capacity to lead the nation ignorantly assume that they are TOO HONEST, TOO REFINED and TOO HOLY to lead ‘filthy NIGERIA!’

 

I must make it succinctly clear that these times are more dangerous than we think. The wind is blowing terribly against the soul of our nation and our adversaries are more daring than we imagined. In the light of the current trend, a reawakening becomes necessary, to let majority of the good people of beloved Nigeria know that they are the real reason why Nigeria is where she is today, because they have abdicated their responsibility.

 

If you and I will mind our business by minding the leadership business of this nation with all the seriousness it deserves, then, this nation shall become a PROSPEROUS, GOD-FEARING and UNITED COUNTRY.

 

I am not necessarily inviting you to the political arena, but I am definitely inviting you to exemplary governance at whatever rung of the leadership leader you presently occupy. I am not asking you to be another Macaulay, Zik, Awolowo or Sardauna, but I am asking you to believe in the ability of Nigeria to excel as a nation. You may not be Enahoro, but you can be another voice that is needed to speak for the true liberty and unity of Nigeria. You may be that ray of light from a vista that will encourage the younger generations that those that live in hope should not die in despair. I am calling you to be an agent of the change you have prayed for in Nigeria. To kick-start the tomorrow of Nigeria you envisage from the territory of your living room… Arise now. Nigeria needs you! You are the hero we have been waiting for.

 

Once again thank you for being generous with your time.  I will always appreciate your comment, and so will the good people of Nigeria.

Have a pleasant week.

 

Bode OMIDIJI

@ TPNN.

THOSE WHO LIVE IN HOPE SHOULD NOT DIE IN DESPAIR

NIGERIA NEEDS YOU!

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The Paradise Named Nigeria

We mind our business

And we show others how to mind theirs’!

 

…Our central business is to build builders, and our goal is to lead the pathway to a United, Prosperous and God-fearing nation – NIGERIA.

 

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENCY: A GLORIOUS BURDEN?

 

Anywhere on the globe, leadership is a burden. What attracts men and women of large hearts to political leadership in particular, with all its strains and headaches is the ‘glory’ associated with it. Going by the record, some outstanding local, state and regional leaders have enjoyed a near-idol status in Nigeria, based on their performances. However, taking a critical look at the presidency as it is often called; it will not be out of place for anyone to ask if Nigeria’s presidency can be described as a glorious burden in the real sense of the term.

 

The difficulty of ruling creditably well at the centre (Federal level) in Nigeria is premised on the ignoble yardsticks that are alien to good governance but often employed by citizens to determine acceptance and performance!   In the absence of any acrimony, the burden of leading Nigeria is too enormous for the average mind. When the twin demons of tribalism and religious animosity join forces to rock the boat, any president will need more than good record to scale the hurdle.

 

The paramount question that patriots are struggling to answer is this: Can Buhari and Osinbajo successfully manoeuvre this government away from the political sepulcher that decimated former regimes, now that the undesirable tribal and religious hurricanes are threatening the fragile unity of the nation yet again. 

 

Permit me to assert that most agitations in this land are rooted in long period of unaddressed dissatisfaction, including the embarrassment from ‘Sambisa Forest’.  They are all products of the past negligence, ineptitude, insensitivity and nepotism on the part of leaders, among other factors. Recent agitations are clear indicators that no part of the country should be treated as forgotten forest or conquered territory, except we have chosen to live forever by the sword!

 

Buhari’s record may not be hidden and the integrity of Osinbajo may not be questionable, but these neither guarantee national trust nor translate to political magic wand when the hydra-headed tribal incubus is playing the spoiler’s role, even after the succubus was supposedly decimated by the religious leanings of the President and his deputy.

 

How shall we escape another harrowing experience down the road that devours her inhabitant?

 

This is where Nigeria needs you!

 

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The journey to a United, Prosperous and God-fearing Nigeria may be long and twining, but we shall surely get to our 'dreamland'.

 

 

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Bode OMIDIJI

 

@ TPNN.

THIS GIANT MUST NOT DIE... NIGERIA NEEDS YOU