Excerpts from article by Bobby Udoh
Nothing moves a nation towards true lasting development like a critical mass of citizens who prioritize the needs of that nation over their personal, ethnic and religious needs. As long as we were born into a family that is part of a community which is part of a nation, our real development is tied to that of the nation.
As a Nation-building Evangelist, I observe that some citizens do desire Nigeria’s development but without undergoing some internal changes, they unknowingly and consistently fight against Nigeria’s development…
To raise the critical mass of citizens needed to build a developed Nigeria, we need citizens from all regions to:
– Believe in the Nigerian project. Yes, it was a faulty creation and start but considering what we stand to gain, we can work together craft a great future.
– Shift from the fixed mindset that was handed down to us by our parents, community and religious leaders and our teachers, to a growth mindset that sees possibilities. The shift in mindset will enable us see opportunities instead of problems and cause us to move from an oil-rent economy to a productive economy.
– Accept and adopt the nation-building core values. These values will help create a Nigerian community with Nigerian solutions created for our peculiar situation. They will ensure our liberties are protected within the boundaries we submit to. Why don’t you start a study on the nation-building core values here.
It has to be said again, there can be no developed Nigeria if a critical mass of citizens are not investing their thoughts, words and actions on Nigeria’s development. With a shift in mindset and the adoption of the nation-building core values, we can move from the distracting and inhibiting causes to the Nigerian cause.
Are you willing to fight for Nigeria’s cause?