Roadmap to Nigeria's Destiny

Memoir of a national journey to Unity, Prosperity and Righteousness -Photo credit: Ashley Knedler on unsplash

Roadmap to Glory

NO EASY RIDE TO GLORY

On Monday 25th of December 1995 I left Lagos to Abuja to tell the erstwhile dictator General Sanni Abacha who was then ruling Nigeria like a conquered territory that he was running this nation on the path totally contrary to her destiny. His security retinue that night thought it was patriotism taken too far by a very young man and they became agitated. Understandably, their utmost task was to protect their Principal. They seemed to care little about where Nigeria was coming from, where she was then, and little or no idea of where she is destined to be tomorrow…  More than two decades now, but the story remains that of an irksome motion in circles!  

 

Nations have destinies, just like individuals. In both cases, history has no record of an easy ride to enduring glory. Nations don’t ride on that uncertain horse called ‘luck’ to become global leaders in any plausible area of development on earth. Citizens of nations with no clear vision of what or where they want to be constantly misdirect efforts that would have brought results into the waste bin of history.

 

 

Without any exception, there are secrets associated with the rise and fall of nations. Sometimes so deep that even if citizens are afforded the information they still will not belief or even get more confused. Therefore, these secrets never become fully known to all citizens because they come from a fountain only accessible to a few, while the result is available to all… The roadmap is not the same for nations that have risen or those that are rising. Nigeria’s case is unique in every respect. If you are a Nigerian, whether you have a desire to see Nigeria on her destined throne or the murderous wind blowing mercilessly against your soul has killed the patriotic zeal in you, I request you to still read through this blog… Remember, the darkest hour is just before dawn. It will soon be our turn to shine. 

SINCE WE BELIEF...THERE SHALL BE A PERFORMANCE!

WHERE ARE THE CLERGIES?

LEAD US TO THE PATH OF LIGHT!

The clarion call for Clergies to arise now and join hands to build Nigeria is not based on the fact that religious leaders have lived up to the high standard expected of men and women that are supposed to be God’s direct representatives and mouth-piece in the affairs of men. In fact, in many cases, this hallowed group have been so polluted by the endemic corruption in the society that in some quarters within Nigeria, once you introduce yourself as a Clergy you immediately become an object of suspicion, because of the unimaginable level of unprintable atrocities that have been committed by many self-appointed Clergies who were called by the pressure to ‘belong’ or keep soul and body together, not to mention the daily irregularities that has almost become a norm, even by those who consider themselves holy, because righteousness has lost its meaning, without sparing the religious sanctuaries of our troubled land.

 

The call on Clergies is predicated on the fact that though the societal decadence spared no group in its entirety, a reasonable percentage of our Clergies are still trusted to remain resolutely committed to holiness, fairness, justice and genuine love for this country. Aside of this, they remain the single largest group that still commands enough respect from the general populace that will enable them drive home the message of the hope of this near-failed state becoming a Righteous, Prosperous and United Country. Above all, they are the largest group that is equipped to retain hope when despair has overwhelmed others and  still belief when every known fact proofs contrary that there is a Paradise Named Nigeria.    

 

Since this is not a literary piece, Clergies ought to understand that I cannot counsel or direct them without the authority to do so. The truly called who have the genuine love of this nation at heart should therefore take special steps to do the following henceforth.

 

·        Stand in the gap for Nigeria day and night before the living God. If you like, confirm if what you are reading is true or not…

 

·        Lead the people to true repentance and let them know that it is righteous living that promotes a nation. Be a living example of what holiness means in every area of your life.

 

·        Stop living like the worldly at once! It is already confusing the youth and giving credence to the corruption perpetrated by the other strata of the society.  Shun frivolous living and ungodly craze for wealth and affluence. Riches will never be a true yardstick for godliness.

 

·        Teach the true virtues of love, peace, fairness and justice.

 

·         Teach what it means to be faithful, loyal and dedicated to ones nation at all time.

 

·        Inculcate the spirit of hard work in the citizenry and let them know that riches gathered in hurry and through unrighteousness will not endure.

 

·        Teach the people that God will never ask them to hate, maim or kill a man or woman that has not offended them and that anytime they are directed to do so they are simply working for Satan who has used his cunning devices to trick them to doing his ungodly desire.

 

 

NOTE: THE NUMBER OF CLERGIES IN NIGERIA ARE ENOUGH TO CHANGE THE PRESENT UNDESIRABLE COURSE. HOWEVER, IF YOU ALL PRAY IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND NOTHING HAPPENS, MAY BE YOU SHOULD ANNOUNCE TO THE PEOPLE TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER GOD!!!

TELL YOUR CHILDREN... THERE IS A PARADISE NAMED NIGERIA

TELL THE POLITICIANS

FOR OUR UNITY, PROSPERITY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS

THERE SHALL BE A PERFORMANCE OF THIS VISION. The truth is that we are approaching our dreamland faster than anyone can imagine. A blunt message must be passed across to those on whose shoulders the burden of steering the ship of state lie. It cannot but come as real hard punches. Tell any Nigerian politician you know, ‘LOVE NIGERIA OR BECOME IRRELEVANT IN HER’.

 

Political jobbers will soon find out that the stake has shifted from where they used to know, to a much higher level, for the political thrones of Nigeria itself will henceforth burn the buttocks of greedy, grumpy, nepotistic and clueless politicians. Those who will still scheme or force their ways to the throne will only be used for what they are destined to serve – SCAPE GOATS.

 

Apology to the few people at the helm of affairs in Nigeria conducting the state business with a reasonable level of patriotism. It is necessary to school others that have become unwanted burden to the people and the system they are supposed to oil that an urgent personal reengineering is a must if they must keep their places. The new dawn will place enormous demand on the virtues of integrity, honesty, genuine love, fairness, justice, intelligence, openness, diplomacy, loyalty, bravery and the likes for anyone seeking to govern within the boundaries of the next nation to command laudable global attention – NIGERIA.

 

…. STILL BUILDING. KEEP VISITING. LET’S HEAR FROM YOU.

HERE LIES OUR DESTINY.

Right In Our Hands.

Whenever the purpose of a people, place or thing is not known, abuse, perversion and violation becomes inevitable. The ignorance in this land as to the destiny of dearly beloved Nigeria both on the part of leaders and followers alike over the years is largely responsible for the ‘dance of death’ that has hitherto overtaken every theatre stage of the nation, racking every nerve and daily snuffing life out of every victim it founds along its path... But in this day of her revelation the needed grace is available and the good people of Nigeria shall be willing to do the needful. What is the needful? That is the all-important question this piece is meant to address, since there must be a clear pointer to where people should go and what people should do, so that courage and energy are not directed at vanity.

 

If you are a Nigerian reading this now, imagine the people in your family, your place of work, your worship centre (irrespective of your religion) and your friends and associates to be the only citizens in this country. Now, ask yourself with all sincerity: Does this circle of mine fits into the purpose of God for Nigeria? That is, can your circle be described as being RIGHTEOUS, UNITED and PROSPEROUS?

 

Without boring you I will take time to explain how this works, both on the part of those that shall govern us henceforth and the masses of beloved Nigeria. I should also mention that most assuredly, ‘haters’ of Nigeria no matter who they are will from now begin to fade into oblivion. THESE WORDS MUST FIND EXPRESSION, FOR THERE IS A PARADISE NAMED NIGERIA and THERE SHALL BE A PERFORMANCE.

 

 

 

Righteousness Promotes A Nation, Not Empty Religious Activities

RIGHTEOUSNESS:

            Righteous living rather than empty religious acrobats is what glorifies a nation. Anywhere you find religion devoid of righteousness you will automatically find fatal ignorance claiming peoples life at every corner. In actual fact, there are far too many religious cries that are absolutely barren of righteousness in Nigeria, both on the part of leaders and the masses. Little wonder then that majority of hands lifted up in supposedly holy places are filthy and nearly every heart is unclean.

 

For instance, when a politician or corporate leader of whatever religious leaning or sect embezzle public fund to sponsor himself and many others on pilgrimage to either of the recognized holy lands, that is religion. When the same politician or corporate leader refuses to dip his or her hands in public or corporate fund for the same purpose above even when being insulted and called derogatory names by the people, that is righteousness. This is just one out of countless examples that we all know. The people of this land must embrace righteousness and shun every undue pressure on leaders to make them corrupt and filthy.

 

If you are not in the top echelon of this society, you must have found yourself in a public vehicle that is being delayed in one of our numerous police checking points. While the officers are still asking for ‘particulars’ of the vehicle, the ‘all-knowing’ heavily religious travelers conclude that the driver is not giving the police what they wanted and they result to shouting on him: “Give them what they want and stop wasting our time”. It is most disheartening that some will even assume that when the driver charged them the transport fare he has automatically included the bribes at the police checking points!

 

Think of the uncomfortably high number of similar examples like the above that have become part and parcel of our society. Yet we expect God to work for us like a magic wand. Without doubt, religion, when practiced without focusing on righteousness becomes shallow and unproductive, blowing only ill wind that does no one any good.       

 

PRACTICAL STEP: START CREATING RIGHTEOUS CIRCLES ROUND YOURSELF; YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES; PLACE OF WORK AND EVEN YOUR PLACE OF WORSHIP (IRRESPECTIVE OF YOUR RELIGIOUS BELIEF)… RESIST UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IN THIS LAND!

 

 

 

…Visit and continue from here next week. Nigeria’s business is the king’s business and it requires URGENCY.  

GOVERNANCE AND DEMOCRACY 101

VICTORY FOR NIGERIA

It was one Saturday to remember as a thousand selected Nigerians who are stakeholders in the political destiny of Nigeria gathered at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos as early as 9a.m. of 10th of March to be part of an highly enriching series of seminars that is the first in a row of ‘tailor measured’ non-partisan, non-religious political transformational agenda that is sure to change the political panorama of Nigeria.    

  

The seminar that was worth every minute I and other participants spent on our seats was conveyed by Poju Oyemade whose heart for the emergence of a transformed, just, fair and egalitarian Nigeria nation cannot be put to question.

 

Speakers were adept resource persons worth their slot and the attention given by participants at the occasion… https://youtu.be/pwQymBYxJ14     

 

 

One thing is certain – a phenomena transformation is about to happen to Nigeria body politic – It just can no longer be politics as usual.

FOR OUR UNITY, PROSPERITY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS