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Samson Osagie Ph.d

Nigeria at 63: Time to renew our faith in our country

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By Samson R. Osagie Ph.d

Evidently, our nation is not doing well at all. No one should pretend about it. We have lost a lot of ground. We have missed so many opportunities and we have caused all these calamities for ourselves either by our choices, actions, or inaction.

We have reached a point in our nation’s history when we should all demand nothing but what is right and what is good, beneficial, and advantageous to the generality of our nation’s health, men, women, boys, girls, and children.

At 63, we are old enough to be a grandparent whose investment and development strides can sustain generations yet unborn. But no, our efforts of yesteryears have been frittered on the altar of selfishness, corruption, maladministration, misappropriation, tribalism, nepotism, and favouritism.

God must be a Nigerian, else how do we explain the monumental disaster that had befallen us? We must pray for forgiveness, particularly for all those of us who have had the opportunity to serve at one point or the other.

But, can we give up? NO. If anything now is the time to rededicate ourselves to revamping our nation and pulling it out of the woods. We have no country to call ours except this entity that destiny brought us all into.

Now is the time to participate more constructively and actively in the affairs of our nation. There is no one single angel that can recover our country for us. Whether in government or opposition, we are all required to remain committed to our country for the purpose of building it rather than destroying it

Our God-given potential is huge. Even though our human capacity has failed in positively harnessing them for our growth, we can start doing that now.

As the oil in the Niger Delta keeps flowing, let the Gold in Zamfara contribute to national coffers and let our national resources be well managed for the benefit of all Nigerians

The times are hard hence we need to be hard on our numerous challenges with nationalistic zeal and unqualified patriotism.

“Tough times Never Last, But Tough People Do”~ ROBERT HAROLD SCHULLER



About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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