01 Oct A NEW NIGERIA
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“The making of a new Nigeria can only become reality by new Nigerians that are experiencing transformation in all ramification” RSD.
And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you [with abundant increase of favors] and make your name famous and distinguished, and you will be a blessing [dispensing good to others].
Genesis 12:2 AMPC
Every nation on earth started with individuals, families, tribes or an ethnic etc. This means that it’s not the geographical space that really determines a nation but the people occupying that land or space. So, without Americans, there can’t be America; without Japanese there can’t be Japan; without Chinese, there can’t be China and also without Nigerians, there can’t be Nigeria.
Israel, as a nation, started with a man named Jacob who was the descendant of Abraham. Jacob was trained by Isaac, the son of Abraham – a man with impeccable character and outstanding productive lifestyle; a man who was amazingly selfless and totally peaceful. Even when his own nephew whom he trained in-house misbehaved, he simply left him to first choose his portion of the land before them. He had no time for strife and unnecessary anger, bitterness and quarrel over any property or possessions. This type of virtue is very rare in times when people love to display power and even fight for their rights.
Therefore, to experience a new Nigeria that we all desire, we need to exhibit these attributes I coined with the acronym of Nigeria:
NICE: It means to be tolerable, polite, decent, gracious and respectable. As Nigerians, we need to be nice to ourselves regardless of our tribal, religious, political and all manner of differences.
INDUSTRIOUS: We need to be diligent and hardworking with our skills and abilities. We need to be productive and solution providers in every sphere of industry we find ourselves. We should start focusing on solutions irrespective of the challenges we encounter in our nation.
GENEROUS: We need to be kind, selfless, open-handed, charitable and liberal to others because some people may not have the same opportunities and financial, social and economic status like others who have some form of financial stability and abundance.
EXCELLENT: Showing a high taste for quality, distinction, class and worth. We need to shun the mindset that accepts average performance in all we do. We need to exhibit standard in every sphere of our nation by refusing to accept unclean environment, littering the streets with trash and viewing garbage as a taboo in our nation. However, excellence is not a day’s job but a daily job.
RESOURCEFUL: We need to cultivate the attitude that loves to solve problems with any material or opportunities available to us. Every developed nation became developed because of the developed mindset of the people there. Like I often assert, it is not lack of resources that’s the problem of underdeveloped or developing nations but lack of resourcefulness with the resources they have.
INTEGRITY: We need to be honest, truthful and exhibit strong character with great loyalty. Whether we work in the private or public sector, we need to be content with what we have so that we don’t take what doesn’t belong to us. Corruption will become a thing of the past in our nation if we know that life is not about what we have but essentially about who we are.
ACCOUNTABLE: As Nigerians, we need to live with a high sense of responsibility. Possessing a mindset of responsibility is the secret to accountability of all within our disposal. When we know that the positions, possessions and people we have are solely for the development of the nation and not our personal lives alone, we won’t misappropriate the resources that is meant for the good of all.
As we celebrate new milestone in our nation and focus on all these virtues listed above, Nigeria will indeed experience amazing development in all ramification.
(@) Ralph Segun Dada 2018