​NIGERIANS AND UNWARRANTED SILENCE

  By: Moshood Muhammed 

I have spent most times in recent time discussing and brainstorming with concerned Nigerians, on and offline, on what is to be done to move out of this sorry situation. It has not been easy, I must confess…

A friend during a chat yesterday, after days of deliberation said; “I’m patiently waiting for that day we will occupy the country.”

And I wrote back, “Bro, don’t wait. It may never come until you take action and get involved.”

As much as I appreciate his readiness and interest on issues that concern us all, unlike most Nigerian youths and the citizenry, by extension. Though, he is far better than many of us, yes. Including You! 

The other day a popular Nigerian musician announced ‘cancellation’ of a nation wide protest, most people called him all sorts of unprintable names, forgetting that he is just a citizen like most of us. If he had not stood up, would we all have kept quite and mute in face of provocative governance, ineptitudeness and political elites high handedness? 

Dear Nigerians, it is important for us to believe in our own abilities – as individuals and as a people. Our power is known by politicians, a reason why they will offer to lick, wash our feet and practically prostrate during electioneering, only to turn their backs on us upon emergence. 

Borrowing from the words of immediate past United States President, Barack Obama, he said “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Moving forward as a nation requires our collective efforts. Do not wait for anyone, be a part of that CHANGE you seek. If you don’t, there is no way out for you and me. We are in it together. 

God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria!

#GetInvolved #TakeBackNigeria #StandWith9ja #Nigeria

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