A New Nation in the Rising
Interestingly,the #EndSARS #EndSWATprotest is happening just as we turned 60 years as a nation. The rot in our nation has pushed the young people to the wall and this protest is only a tipping point of a series of changes that need to happen.
Certainly, a new nation is in the rising and that new nation can only be built by a new people. These series of protests will lead to a new nation, that is a new people. A people who are ready to change. We must #EndEverythingWrongInNigeria together.
Top of the list of the wrong things we must end in Nigeria is collecting moneyor food items from political aspirants to vote for them. Refusing to collectsuchoffering is a clear sign to any elected official that he must deliver to the common good, rather than playing up propaganda at the expense of creating an enabling environment for us to thrive.
We must end everything that is not giving us an enabling environment to thrive.
We must end everything that is not giving us an enabling environment to thrive.David Adegboyega
We, After the Protests!
After these protests, the young people of Nigeria must imbibe sound character in the areas we are yet to. We must channel this positive energy to end everything wrong at every level of our influence. While we hold the elected and appointed leaders accountable, we must hold ourselves to a higher ideal in our everyday life.
After these protests, the young people of Nigeria must imbibe sound character in the areas we are yet to.David Adegboyega
These higher ideals are a product of sound character. The rot we see in SARS – the police harassment, brutality and exploitation – is a complex of the dysfunction in our society. We must not focus only on SARS/SWAT; we have to take this opportunity to re-grow our nation.
What has happened over the last week with no end in sight, supports my belief that we need to focus more on followership than leadership, as a people get the leaders they deserve. We, the people, are the real leaders.
Our Souls are Inspired and Ablaze
Russian Poet, Boris Pasternak, expressed it well by saying:“It is not revolutions and upheavals that clear the road to new and better days but… someone’s soul, INSPIRED and ABLAZE.”
This is very instructive because the protests can only continue for long enough. After the protests, we must not return to business as usual in everything we do. Remember, #EndEverythingWrongInNigeria. Our souls have been inspired and set ablaze by the energy generated from the protests.
We need sound character to keep the fire burning. The spirit of the protests must not end on the streets, it must inspire us to impact the four pillars of the society – the family, education, religion and media.
We need sound character to keep the fire burning.David Adegboyega
The time is now to #EndEverythingWrongInNigeria.
Author & Sound Character Coach