Begin the week with the unbounded possibilities of the future. Be like the dragonfly which even though enjoying the mild current defines its path. Do not allow the chatter of the paralysis of the Nigerian state to define your state of mind. My confidence in Nigeria comes when I think of the resilience of the Nigerian people. Yes, “surviving” with $24 billion for 200 million citizens when South Africa uses $122 billion for 57 million people, we would be unstoppable if a little more resources (and accountability) are possible.
Just as a student will struggle in school when he “hates” his teachers, you will struggle in Nigeria if your mind is rigged with despair, hopelessness and orchestrated amalgam designed for your failure. In a nation where everyone claims to be a victim, only you will be your own doctor.
Strength comes with optimism of the future. If you do not believe in the future of your nation, I am not sure you will have the energy to pursue opportunities in the markets to win that future.
Nothing is easy but I remind you that many more are looking to you to help them. If Yobe state has 7.2% literacy rate (only 8 people out of 100 above 15 years can read and write), then, it becomes evident that you who completed at least secondary school education is part of the Nigerian problem, as you got the best from the nation!
No excuses – begin the week with confidence and discover that promise.