“It is not because things are difficult that we do not
dare; it is because we do not dare that things are
difficult” – Seneca
Everyday, when we talk about the Nigerian problem and the way forward, we hear people saying, “God knows best”, “God’s time is the best”, “It’s always darkest before the dawn”, “The night will end”. But
how do we know that God’s time hasn’t passed? Yes, the night will end, but when? Will the night end for Nigeria while we sleep on our beds waiting? NO.
The night will end when we say so. So many people have been pumped full of religious slogans that when they see issues that needs action, they just give it up as God’s will. But for how long are we going to sit still and watch evil men prevail? How long are we going to sit still and watch our future
being destroyed? How how will we lay on our beds and expect evil to end on its own?
Evil men will always be evil. Bad rulers will always be there. Looters will always be there, and it is our responsibility to tell them ENOUGH. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the
oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
If we want to rid this nation of bad leaders, if we intend to have a nation void of corruption. If we have dreams of a new and corruption-free Nigeria, we can’t fold our arms and wait for our oppressors to stop their oppression. As a great man once said, “it is never in the agenda of the oppressor to discuss the liberation of the oppressed.” Let’s start acting. Our collectiveness is our strength. The night will end, yes, we know that. But when?
How long the night is depends on how long we act nonchalantly. If we want the night to end anytime soon, then it will. You see. . .the choice is ours.
Ogunjimi James Taiwo
Twitter account: hullerj
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