On the eve of Nigeria’s independence the Nigerian union of teachers downed the pen and the chalk. Across writing boards in Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos, there will be no learning; worsening the nation’s intellectual hiatus Nigerian universities have been on extended holidays for an unprecedented quarter of a year, UNICEF estimates that over 10 million Nigerian kids are loafing around. Nigeria’s impeccable nil social cum physical development rut has gone full cycle and is worrisome .Healthcare, security, power and governance all paint a gloomy picture of a rambunctious ogre; that is if Nigeria is still Africa’s giant. There is genuine need for CHANGE; true social penitence and reformation and not some intellectual fever pitch-moral-treatise.
On the 1st of October, in several major towns and cities in Nigeria, it will be straightaway traffic; Go, Go and Go. There will be neither crimson nor amber lights flickering stop or ready. The preferred route 1 with-no- potholes, to and fro the length and breadth of Nigeria, the green white green train of the Believers LoveWorld reach out Nigeria campaign train will snake its way through the nooks and crannies of Eko. In the past month the Nigerian media has been inundated with “i believe in Nigeria hymns.” The TV, radio and internet have been transformed to a dais for Nigeria’s renaissance through this Christ Embassy inspired revolution.
“Good people, great nation” begins with strong belief in a nation where nothing seems to work. Meandering past about 37, 000 creeks in the Niger Delta, distributing copies of Rhapsody of Realities-the church’s daily devotional-is the spiritual panacea, repentant insurgents get in exchange for surrendered RPG’s and small firearms. During the week the Governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi stopped over at the Anambra state RON Launch and the host of the event, Pastor Tom Obiazi was not talking tongue in cheek when he said the campaign would have a reverberating effect around the country. In three years the campaign has been duplicated in several countries with measurable success.
On Independence Day, Nigeria’s Flying Eagles will launch out against Tahiti, depending on the mathematical forces of Pythagoras and a soccer deity who is Nigerian to scale through to the second round of the U-21 world cup in Egypt. A déjà vu voodoo technique its senior counterparts is trying out in its qualification bid for the more prestigious Mundial in South Africa, next year. Don’t ask me how far that will go, I don’t believe in fairy tales. Nigeria’s folklore is regaled with legendary myths like vision 202020; a magic number coated in real-time hocus-pocus. Perhaps the real change Africa’s most populous nation seeks after, begins with a change in its perceived spiritual values and ideals
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