Saturday, September 8, 2007

Can Yar'Adua Change Nigeria?

The above a question was asked on website and its amazing the different opinions Nigerians have of our new president the Nigerian democracy as a whole. I couldnt but comment when one of the commentators' (Madonna) replies to the question was:

Madonna: "No Yar'Adua cannot change Nigeria, it is only a miracle and intervention of God that can change this country, and i also think if we were in the military regime it might bring a little change, but not with this democratic regime.That people do whatever they like and get away it."

Here is my reply to him on that answer:

Sorry to pick on you Madonna! But let me remind you of something interesting you are forgetting. The miracle and intervention of God has already started. You may have a timetable of 4 years of a presidential term as your criteria for democratic actualization and dividends to become evidence, and you may have also been one of the people that "benefitted" well from the military style of leadership. God's timetable is surprisingly not the way we expect things to happen and can never be. So when you say Yar'adua cannot change Nigeria, I am tempted to ask you: "from God's perspective or from man's perspective?". Just like in the Bible when God was chosing Judges and Kings for the isrealites, some of them got chosen, disobeyed God, ran off course, sinned, lead selfishly, but yet God still used them to achieve His ultimate plans for the children of Isreal. Abacha did his bit, Shonekan did his, Gen. Abubakar, then Obasanjo and even if you say: "obasanjo privatized everything to become his own", Just wait and see what happens at the long run, When God will require the monies stolen to be injected back into the economy. He will make it happen. Nigeria belongs to God and if Yar'adua refuses to follow through with God's plans, God will still make him do it or use somebody else. As He has always done according to His plans. And do please remove your military uniform cos it is a new era and It is not our portion in Jesus Name! Our Democracy was born, we have just attended the naming ceremony chaired by obasanjo, The baby still dey suck breast. Yar'adua's Leadership is like the baby's first day at school (Yar'adua as the Principal). We all need to put our hands on deck to make sure that we bring up our democracy. You know that bringing up a child is not an easy thing. So until we meet at the graduating ceremony after which we expect the child to get a job and fend for himself only then would we ever think back to compare military dictatorship and democracy. And am sure by then it will be more of a academy discussion topic than an option for leadership. God bless Nigeria!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A Great Story

A young lady was waiting for her flight in the boarding room of a big airport. As she would need to wait many hours, she decided to buy a book to spend her time. She also bought a packet of cookies. She sat down in an armchair, in the VIP room of the airpot, to rest and read in peace. Beside the armchair where the packet of cookies lay, a man sat down in the next seat, opened his magazine and started reading. When she took out the first cookie, the man took one also. She felt irritated but said nothing. She just thought: "What a nerve! If I was in the mood I would punch him for daring!" For each cookie she took, the man took one too. This was infuriating her but she didn't want to cause a scene. Shen only one cookie remained, she thought: "ah... What will this abusive man do now?" Then, the man, took the last cookie, divided it into half and gave her one half. Ah! That was too much! She was much too angry now! In a huff, she took her book, her things and stormed to the boarding place. When she sat down in her seat, inside the place, she looked into her purse to take her eyeglasses, and, to her surprise, her packet of cookies was there untouched! She felt so ashamed! She realized that she was wrong.... She had forgotten that her cookies were kept in her purse. The man had divided his cookies with her, without feeling angered or bitter. ...while she had been very angry, thinking that she was dividing her cookies with him. And now there was no chance to explain herself... nor to apologize. There are 4 things that you cannot recover. The stone... ... after the throw! The word... ... after it's said! The occasion... ...after the loss! The time... ...after its gone!

Just thought I should share this with ya fellas! ciao!