Ever gotten up from bed? Remembered that you are in Nigeria and just rolled over, closed your eyes and wished when you opened it you would be in a different country?
I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t agree that there is a problem with Nigeria. I hope you have met that person.
It is not okay to only complain about our problems but we also need to do something about them. I get so tired and overwhelmed with the complaining, I understand the reason why people complain. It’s a common tune at the Salon, during classes, in the bus, church and even conversations with friends.
‘No matter how bad this country is, you would still make it in Jesus Name!’ This is a prayer I have screamed Amen to it and a prayer that is heard often in our places of worship.
I just don’t want to make it no matter how bad Nigeria is, I want Nigeria to make it too. I want the 80 million people living in poverty in Nigeria to make it too.
Whenever I talk about changing Nigeria most people laugh, how would I change Nigeria? It is too much, too bad and too big to change.
One person can’t change Nigeria, but really can’t one person?
Nigeria isn’t a geographical location, Nigeria is its people. You are nigeria, I am Nigeria. If I positively influence one person I am changing Nigeria because it is about its people.
What really is change? Sometimes we view change only in terms of its compound effect, forgetting that the compound effect is small efforts put together over a continuous period of time.
Change comes in so many different forms. Like Simi Adeagbo, Nigeria’s first skeleton athlete put it:
‘Why not me?’ And
‘Why not now?’