#ThinkOutLoud: LESS TALK, MORE ACTION- @gbengaosowe

#ThinkOutLoud: LESS TALK, MORE ACTION- @gbengaosowe

“This piece is dedicated to Olayole Oluseyi (@sunkit1) Raquel Jacobs  (@ms_raquell) and every other Nigerian youth showing kindness by their actions”

Ajara is thirteen, and she has the speed of a horse. To her, every errand is a joyous opportunity to run and exercise She has mates in USA and Jamaica who have considerably less speed and skill Yet, they would be the world champions in 2020 Olympics While Ajara might never get on the tracks for Nigeria Because our sports ministry is all talk, no action.   James, a  five years old boy with no shoes, lives in Bariga. He hears his parents complain about the rising cost of food items but does not understand. Why does his father always hiss whenever he listens to the news? Muttering words like thieves, corrupt people and clueless government The boy doesn’t understand the words but knows that life can be better To him a pair of sandals and school books will make an early Christmas.   People say talk is cheap! I say DEFINITELY NOT in Nigeria In my country, talk is not cheap, TALK IS  FREE Everyone who has a mouth and a semblance of a brain can talk They talk of fashion, sports, music and politics Seminars, conferences, committee meetings and all manners of talks In my country people talk, yes they do talk   Everybody talks in my country and they all want to be heard They call it blogs, articles and stories but I say they are all talks. They talk about how the nation can be better if we act together Much talk, little action and the situation remains the same To talk about the ills in the society is noble and should be encouraged To try and remedy the situation by our actions is nobler.   I have many things to say but I’d rather stop here and get to work Lest I be guilty of more talk and less action The little boys, girls and infants whose homes have been ravaged by flood will not read my article But my actions will definitely be appreciated by them and their parents As you read this article prepare your mind to back your words with actions Less talk, more action is the panacea to our common problems. I am @gbengaosowe

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