Nigeria will not rise until decency, soundness of mind and spirit of hardwork, over name, class, lineage or tribe, will give a little boy or girl opportunity in our nation. Until a girl born in Awka, until a girl born in Uyo, until a boy born in Kano, until a boy born in Lagos, until the little girl from Jos, and until the boy from Yobe, can aspire for anything, based on hardwork and the power of their imaginations can propel them, Nigeria has no future. The recent story of nepotism and special job placements for children of politicians and the connected diminishes this nation. There are few things which can be life-changing than a good job. Nigeria needs to make the few jobs we have to be competitively open to ALL; economic mobility goes through that path.
We yearn for a leader who can engineer Nigeria into rebirth and restoration to offer a prosperous nation that is colorful, fluidic, vibrant and open, unbounded by tribe and class, and united by a shared purpose.
He or she must demonstrate immense intelligence, competence, pragmatism, and unimpeachable before his fellow citizens. A person of integrity, broad knowledge, enormous vision and solid experience; one that can stimulate more vibrancy in the private sector and move the public sector out of its stasis, tackling corruption and stabilizing our democracy. And yes, giving us electoral reform to remove stagnation, circuitous legal component and time-waste to get leaders to work as soon as possible after elections.
Restoring our dignity and recovering our place in the world. Building confidence and re-imaging our nation through affecting fundamental reforms in capital markets, education, healthcare, etc all packaged in the zobo-amala-nkwobi of good governance. Yes, a hopeful nation, admired by all!
Our young people when giving fair and open opportunities to rise and fail will be the path to that hopeful nation. Backdoor opportunities must END.
Nigeria needs a GREATER Leader to change the fundamental constructs of this nation, and give everyone opportunities. That your father is a politician should not guarantee you a job over your classmate who is evidently more qualified. I hope we understand that at our individual levels, we can be that GREATER.
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