When American want to get something done or bring attention to something or someone they just seems to always have a way to get it done in the most simplest of ways to the most expensive and unthinkable ways possible, I’m a techie and don’t usually write about this kind of stuff but honestly speaking when will Nigerians wake up and realize that the way forward for a better Nigeria rests in the hands of Nigerians not barely 2000 people (The President, Vice-President, Party leaders, Governors and their deputies, Ministers, Senators, House of Reps members, and State House of Assembly members) please feel free to correct me if they are more than 2000 of them. Back to the point there just 2000 of them seemingly controlling 160,000,000.00 of us it just does not make sense!?!?? Logically 160 million people should be able to control and affect the way 2000 people behave.
160 Million people should be able to affect what 2000 people think, what they talk about, the projects they’ll execute and all the other things they say they do behind closed doors. I feel Nigerians should really band together and make this country a better pace and not just sit and relax and think that our fate is in the hands of less than 1% of the population.
The reason for this article is something I saw about how Americans have successfully raised 62.5 million US Dollars as at 23rd August in support of fighting ALS through the ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE and the challenge has not run more than 90days (i stand to be corrected here)
WHAT IS THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE
The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral throughout social media during mid 2014. In the United Kingdom, people also participate in the challenge for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation. For more information click below
The issue in Nigeria is that no one seems to care what happens to his neighbor, we all seem to be concerned about ourselves and this further tears us apart. I’m not saying that America is perfect far from it but Nigerians only spread mostly what propagates self preservation and rarely look at process that benefit for the greater good of the Nigerian Masses, Imagine the silly prank of Salt being a preventive measure for Ebola, very funny process i must say? Really salt in warm water and a bath in it can stop you from dying from Ebola and then over night the salt business booms! Imagine this-
Sometime i wonder weather people even think or not before doing some things. Really its funny how people can think that scientist have not figured out since 1973 that salt is preventive?
It funny how when the media announces that someone somewhere needs our help for say 30 Million Naira, all it takes is for 10Million people to give 30 Naira, for crying out loud 10Million out of 160 Million and funny enough the money is never raised, and sometimes on amounts less than 10Million the same thing happens, all you hear is people saying the Government should intervene, so they don’t and we just keep complaining, but i believe in a Nigeria where people rise up to help each other and the government finds out that people can solve their issues without always depending on them, this will bring out a need for them to actually find problems to solve and remain useful to the electorate or loose their office in upcoming elections. Rigging wont be an option when 90% or the electorates reject your ability to lead.
The way forward is for Nigerians to come together disregarding Ethnicity, Tribe, Religion, Region, Geo Political Zone and all other forms of division, bond together as brothers and see our country rise on the wings of Eagles moving from Glory to Glory.
Let me know what you think in the comment box below.