A Change in the Independent Nation

Posted: October 2, 2014 by myTHOUGHTStoSCREEN in NIGERIA
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Hello beautiful people, to my fellow Nigerians, Happy independence anniversary, I hope you all wore green and white yesterday. This post was very last minute, I had already written something else for today, but decided on this instead, since yesterday was OUR independence anniversary.

I was discussing with my mum some years ago on a certain independence anniversary. I blabbed on and on about Nigeria being a failed state and how there was nothing to be thankful for. In the course of our discussion I said “Nigeria would have been better if it never became an independent nation, or if we were still under military rule”. My mum gave me quite a long lecture that changed my reasoning. Basically she said there was nothing like being a free nation and if Nigeria were to still be under military rule, then there’s a possibility we could even be detained for mentioning the name Nigeria and even though what we have is more like a “resemblance of democracy” than democracy in its actual essence, it is still way better than military rule; amongst other things. On pondering upon everything she said I decided it was time to start counting all of our blessings as a country instead of our woes.

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Nigeria is a very blessed nation and we have indeed come a very long way. One of its major blessings being that it is devoid of natural disasters. The only likeness to natural disasters we seem to experience are mostly because of human negligence (an avoidable building collapse for example) and individuals with misplaced ideologies or as the president in his independence anniversary speech described “individuals who want to compel us to live our lives their way and as such have made violence their ideology and are bent on destroying our country”.

Albeit, there is still a lot to be done as a nation. Nigeria is still in need of massive changes, re-branding and re-orientation and the fact remains, it is in the hands of its citizenry to effect these changes. It begins with just one person standing for what is right and just for this change to happen. “One person can’t do so much” you might think, but we are in an era where all you need to spread a thought to millions is one phrase, one article, one status update, one tweet, one blog post etc. I was in a bus from Asaba to Benin some months back. In the middle of the journey it started raining, as the rain got heavier, we realized the driver was swerving left and right quite too often for no apparent reason. It was then we noticed his wiper wasn’t functioning, one half of the bus started praying, the other half clamored for him be careful, but there was a lady who kept screaming at him to stop the bus (which is what we all should have done in the first place). After few minutes, more than half of us were clamoring for him to stop and this time he had no choice. It took just one person to initiate that thought and most likely save our lives.

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The great thing is very many Nigerian’s (the youth especially) now know to speak up for what is right, and are doing so. My only hope is that they continue in that light and do not get “sucked into the system” when they have the opportunity to do more than they are already doing.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA!!!

DON’T FORGET TO DROP YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS.

UNTIL NEXT TIME…. REMEMBER TO BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD… XOXO

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Comments
  1. Esther says:

    Well said… we can’t say this enough… be the change you want to see

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  2. Ada says:

    Indeed it’s true. Maybe if we r grateful for what we already hav, for what God has done, maybe, He’ll do more. Nice post. Vry patriotic.

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  3. olugbenga James Akhuemonkhan says:

    Wow ! We need to read more of these. Nigeria we hail thee.

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  4. David Nnaji says:

    Interesting read…

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  5. Gabosky says:

    Nice write-up! Nigeria is surely a great nation. God has blessed us so much that we can’t thank him enough for. My earnest desire is that a systemic transformation should occur so that there will be a paradigm shift in all sectors of the Nigeria’s economy. Looking forward to next Thursday…*smile*

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