Happy Independence! Nigeria at 59, a developing country or underdeveloped! Fellow Nigerians! Kindly see this as a letter you must deliver to the leaders of Nigeria. And because you promote the Big Brother Naija Show, ‘which is very important to our lives you know’. You must promote this one! And deliver it right at the hands of our leaders.
Nigeria will be 59 tomorrow 1st of October 2019. What stands out for you?
At 59, Nigeria is developing.
Nigeria is under developing.
Nigeria is a mirage!
I’m not going to talk about why Nigeria is still a developing country when she is supposed to be the Giant of Africa, Nah.. Don’t have that time.
This post is focusing on the event in the last few days. And directed to the leaders of Nigeria. But first;
Dear Nigerian, what do you want?
A question we must all answer.
And for your answer to matter, it must be in action!
That said, Help me tell the Nigeria President, help me tell your state governor, (I’m glad my state Governor already knows and is working with it.) tell your senate leaders, your pastors and Imam, tell Daddy and Mummy, tell your boss, your friend, brother, sister…
Tell them, it’s time!
Tell them It’s time to make progress!
To be honest, I really don’t know what Nigeria stands for? If you do, Kindly let me know.
But I think I know what it should stand for? Or at least I have a idea of what a nation should stand for?
Peace, Unity and Progress.
Didn’t part of our National Anthem say so?
If you have lived for more than two decades like me, pretty young right? But old enough to know that this is not progress, this is no unity! There are no development. Not what we are capable of!
Please tell our leaders, tell them this is not right. If they don’t care about the labour of our heroes past, shouldn’t they care about the unborn generation? If they don’t have what it takes to lead us to progress, tell them to go home!
And to say they don’t need much even, just a heart to serve, a heart for the people. A heart for what we call Nigeria.
Tell our leaders,
The stage is set!
The platform is ready!
The energy is strong!
The Innovation is crazy!
The technology is here!
The people are outnumbered!
They are young, strong, brave and vibrant
Tell them we must explore this!
Go ahead, hype, promote, spread, and even correct BBN, but you aren’t going to finish all that and come back to a failed state. And act like all is well. Pitiful…
Now, you tell our leaders. The media is powerful. I know they know that anyway.
But please tell them. So much we can do with this!
How about we promote innovation, creativity, Made in Nigeria product using the media, new media especially?
Is there a way to do that, a national project?
How about there is a Show, not the Big Brother Naija, a show that incorporates, incubates and acts upon how to make Nigeria great!
If you don’t tell the President NOW, here is what will happen, there will be more Xenophobic attack unleashed on Nigerians, on you I mean, (don’t say God forbid yet), this will happen not only in South Africa, it will happen in Ghana, Kenya, of course, you know about Libya. Even worse, they will come to your doorstep and attack you. It will still be Xenophopia. Or phobia of fellow Nigerians. Isn’t that already happening?
But this year, this simple piece at 59, is for the leaders of Nigeria.
Do something positive for Nigeria, penetrate it through the media, and see your people embrace it as they have done with the Big Brother Naija! Don’t tell me they won’t. They will!
And to every young person.
Let’s begin the conversation.
Use your Twitter account, your Facebook, Instagram, linkedIn, with all the vigor you see and use on the Big Brother Naija, use it to promote excellence, entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, what we want this country to be.
Let’s get serious!
Let’s know what we want and demand for it.
Happy 59th Independence Day.