Reflections on a nation that is traumatized, fractured, and in dire need of collective healing and forgiveness.
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes
Sometimes, people hurt, malign, disappoint us in unconscionably vile, crippling and painful ways. It may be through their words, silence, attitudes, actions, or inactions. And it is often worse when these acts of commission or omission are done by loved ones, those closest to us, and with the greatest powers to inflict the deepest cuts.
“Nkosana is an African Australian Change-maker obsessed about social & economic dev. He is currently a research student at the University of Queensland, Australia, Founder of Shanda Enterprises and CYALA – the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad.” | Source: http://ted.com/tedx
“Africa’s population expected to reach 2.4 Billion by 2050, we need to create opportunities…African Youth must therefore be ENTREPRENEURIAL but must do so, in a way that is INCLUSIVE and generates both SOCIAL and ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.
An old post by Pius Adesanmi, I posted it a few years ago and based on recent events in Nigeria, I think it’s worth re-posting again. All the salient issues he raised then are still very relevant today. Enjoy!
[Culled from his Facebook Page on December 16, 2013, and re-posted here]
Fundamentals of Human Dignity. A multilevel compulsory subject to be taught from Primary One to Primary Six, from JSS One to SSS Three, from One Hundred Level to Four Hundred Level.
APC Ogas if you are interested in building this into your vision, call me. You have my number. I wanted folks to know that I suggested this to you so we don’t turn it into behind-the-scenes backpatting talks (brilliant idea, Prof, we shall do it and it is not done); so that you don’t say that nobody drew your attention to the matter.
“Because Nigeria is so politically polarized, rallying the nation to a consensus on restructuring is fraught with difficulties. Yet two points must be made emphatically. Nigerians must accept that the phobia against restructuring is misplaced, more so when linked with a breakup. Secondly, restructuring need not be a one-off or a this-day event.”