Sunday, January 6, 2019

We Must Resolve To Make Nigeria Work In 2019!

We thank God for bringing us to a new year. The major challenge ahead of us as a nation in 2019 is stability. The year 2018 was indeed an eventful one, with so many ups and downs in the lives of individuals, organisations and the country as a whole. We were tossed, buffeted and shaken on every side by uncertainties and insecurity, and a general search for a new direction.

In this New Year 2019, I look forward to when we will leave behind much of the vices and tackle the challenges of our country in previous years. Aside from the social ills, which have been flogged by practically everybody namely: corruption, unemployment, insecurity, bad leadership and collapsed infrastructure among others, I would like to see an overall change of attitude in Nigerians. Without an attitudinal change and a new orientation, it is impossible to turn anything involving human beings around. Nigerians generally must leave behind the cynicism, which has become a demobiliser of most of our good effort.

Most Nigerians, debilitated by past experiences, have lost faith in government, the academia and even now have doubts about religion. Let us all talk less and act more.  We must be more positive about humanity, ourselves, our country, about God, religion and the possibility of positive change. It is this groundswell of the “CAN DO” attitude that conquers evil and vices. Each one of us should become a crusader of virtues. Evil prevails because good people are lukewarm.

 Religious leaders must be more courageous and sincere. The fate of society is also a game of numbers. Let everyone challenge corruption, fraud, deceit, ignorance, and indolence in his own family, school, workplace and the church and we will all be well on the way to a better country. Change will be granted us only if we unite to provoke it. Let us bring back personal and social discipline and prudence to our lives. Let our businesses, churches, our artistes, sportsmen and celebrities engage in social responsibility activities in favour of the downtrodden and we shall surely end 2019 on the path of restoration and prosperity.

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