Nigerian young people, you have been UNITED with no infusion of tribe, religion and those things which typically divide Nigeria on your mission for a better Nigeria. Please the new videos are not necessary: the Igbos in Lagos are not the problems. The Yorubas in PHC are not the problems. And even the Hausas in Umuahia are not the problems. Do not allow the politicians to divide you as they usually do, turning this into a tribal or religious thing. You cannot afford that.
Stay focused as you demand Good Leadership and do not make this about Igbos, Hausas, Yorubas, Tivs, Christians, Moslems, etc. If you do that, the goodwill will go.
I took this picture in Sheraton Hotels in Abuja last year. They have put all the tribal caps on the Nigerian flag. Yes, you can see clearly that all the caps could fit in. Yes, despite the paralysis in Nigeria, under a great leader, Nigeria can turn our diversity into strength, and rise. You are pushing for that leadership to emerge. I urge you to stay focused on that, and do not bring tribalism into it.
There is no Igbo shop in Lagos. There is no Hausa shop in Umuahia. There is no Yoruba shop in Kano. What you have is a Nigeria shop. It must be that way.
The easiest way to destroy a society is simply by denying the people good education, it works wonders. You won’t need to spend money buying weapons and building your military bases, ignorance will do the job for you.
With fantastic ignorance raging, any word you drop, the people would set about destroying themselves; it’s a very old tactics, but its efficacy remains peerless.
You cannot create conjectures and sell to wise and informed people, you will run out of luck; but ignorance is a readymade market for spin doctors and funny creatures, because every nonsense they utter, it surely resonates there.
Poverty knows no tribe, it hits you like rocket fire; illiteracy is colourless, it diminishes anyone on its track; misery knows no demarcations or geography, it dehumanizes you without respect. Those whose only aim is to destroy you will never educate you on these things, rather you will be told that you are poor simply because someone else is rich, and that your sufferings have their roots in your neighbours who don’t bear your name or worship where you do.
The only way to defeat falsehood is to unleash truth, same way it takes love to conquer hate; a fool can never be greater than a wise person; fight to be the latter.
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