01/10/2014 ~ SuccessJourney Daily Post with Nicholas Akomire ©2014
Every nation has its story, but the Nigerian story is one of the best stories to hear. It is a nation of so many cultures and believes yet it stands tall in the commonwealth of nations.
I have always had the believe that Nigeria is blessed beyond any other nation in the universe. I am not certain that there is any other nation so rich in natural resources, agriculture, rivers, lands, culture, and yet so diversified and blessed with a better climate than Nigeria. It’s soils are unique and fertile that from the north to the south, the east to the west, different array of food and commercial crops thrive very well without manures or fertilizers, it’s geography so blessed that natural disasters are very rare, it boasts of a great store of natural resources with crude oil popularly (black gold) as the largest, it’s forest are rich with a thousand and one species of wildlife, it has what it takes to generate electricity for itself and even sell to other nations, these and many more you will find in one place…is there any other land that can beat this? Hmmm…If I was given the opportunity to be reborn a million times with the choice of choosing a country to belong, I would always want to remain a Nigerian.
What about its people? Nigerians are creative, hard working, resourceful, healthy, patriotic, friendly and happy people in spite of the challenges we face. Wherever we find ourselves, we lead the way.
Then you would ask, why are we still here? Why are we not where we ought to be? Why are there still hardship and poverty and unstable economy? Why do we fight ourselves? Why do we still seek support to meet certain national needs especially in healthcare when our healthcare professionals lead in different countries across the globe?
There is only one answer for it all…Leadership. We as a nation have not gotten our leadership system right. We are yet to imbibe the true spirit of statesmanship. Just like the second stanza of our national anthem “…direct our leaders right, help our youth the truth to know, in love and honesty to grow…”, this should be our prayer for this great nation everyday for in that lies our solution.
It is not just about the people at the helm of affairs, it is about everyone of us because our small contributions everyday either makes or mar the general output. Our family values and systems needs to be put right for this is the smallest unit of the nation. Our dealings with each other and the rest of the world needs to be honourable, our morals needs to be commendable for when we put our hands together and do this, our nation shall be the greatest of all lands.
We would make it through the rain if we all believe in the Nigeria project.
Happy Independence to all Nigerians, 54 and still counting…we will get there.
God Bless Nigeria!