Nigeria in Peril:


Nigeria is in an utterly ludicrous state. A lot of bloggers have often spoken high and low about current situations and circumstances. A lot of minds have written poetry for a brighter future. A lot of hearts have cried out in pain. A lot of people have sat back and laughed. A lot of advocacy groups have discussed in lengths.

But is anyone ready for CHANGE? I believe it is time to rise up and declare change. I believe it is time for minds to come together to not just "talk" but to also discuss "solutions" and "implementations." As crazy as it may sound, change is coming. The whole earth has been waiting for the manifestations of the sons of God. If you have a solution for change, feel free to join the new facebook group on the rise: N4C (Nigerians for Change).

PS: If you know of a condition you want to see changed in Nigeria, please indicate this as a comment here on this blog, and also feel free to participate in the ongoing discussion on N4C right now.

23 comments:

DeeDee said...
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ShonaVixen said...

FIRST!!! Yaay i know u said Nigeria but m from Zimbabwe and feel the same way!!i guess a change for the whole of Africa would b gr8 and much desired!!the leaders need to change their mentalitities, corruption is rife in Africa,(yes, its all over the world but somehow we do it on another level)wouldnt it be great for Mama Africa to stand tall..heck we have most of the resources and wealth yet we dont have nothing to show for it!!!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

The time of acting is now indeed.

LG said...

CHANGE MUST COME

*Stigmazation of persons living with HIV AIDS, female genital mutilation, maltreatment of widows

OluwaDee said...

NYSC oh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes oh there has to be a change on d whole youth service matter.

Jaycee said...

Shonavicen...in the current ongoing discussion, we have raised the major issue of the whole state of Africa as the "MENTALITY OF THE PEOPLE." If we don't believe that things can be different, who else will believe that? If our current leaders feel that the leadership will forever be corrupt and nothing anyone can do will change it, then that's how they are going to keep leading...I'm screaming out of Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa too...

Life...yes it is...who knows whether change will come in our generation?

LG...I love those topics, I will introduce it to the group as well...(thanks :))

Oluwadee...the state of the NYSC program is definitely a good one. Wow.

@ all...teachers are on strike in Nigeria right now. WAEC results have not been released. Also, the electricity issue is getting WORSE, not better...my heart is crying out o...

Smaragd said...

rough handling of normal citizens by so-called military men! it's pathetic!

electricity, bad roads, unreasonable bills being passed by the house of assembly, absolutely NO WELFARE plan for the underprivileged, i could go on and on.

GOD help us!

Lighty 'neferet' Kopearl said...

EDUCATION... to go to a good school in Nigeria now, u av to pay thru ur nose. apart from that, u get people in uni 8-9years for a 4year course. it is ludacris. it needs to STOP becuase all it is saying is if you are not rich enough, your life in uni would be longer than usual.
and all this lectureers need to take it easy on handouts that u must buy in order to pass their course.

maybe am wrong on this because i left the country a long time ago and most of my education have been in the UK but through information, i believe this is still going on.

EDUCATION IN NIGERIA SHOULD TAKE ON A NEW TURN.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Jaycee, I am glad that a blogger (specifically, not a politics blogger) is bringing this up.

I know most of your readers that are familiar with me are familiar with my mommy blog solomonsydelle.com, but my passion is and has always been politics and Nigerian politics in particular.

The last few years, I have been learning from so many people via my political blog - nigeriancuriosity.com. But, if there is one thing I am increasingly realizing it is that organizing people to effect change is complex but definitely doable. So, i commend you on this effort to encourage all of us to think of how we can effect change. And of course, as always, you have my support. But, we all must remember that the road is bumpy and for some, dangerous, but with sheer determination and collective strength, our hopes for a better Nigeria and in fact a much better Africa are achievable.

So, just wanted to put my 2 cents in. There are quite a few bloggers that I talk to who are already doing similar things. Maybe a collaboration?

E go betta.

NIGERIAN CURIOSITY
IT WAS SO MUCH EASIER WHEN I ONLY HAD ONE...

Jaycee said...

Smaragd...ahhhh...rough handlings. I cannot even overemphasize that problem! I'm making notes of all these listings...these are things that the group will be focused on. Thank u soo much.

Lighty...Education has been listed so far as one of the critical issues. Come to think of it, if schools are good in the first place, then graduates will be innovators...they won't need to wait for anyone to make them relevant. Yes, the educational system is stagnant. Moreso, there are no jobs for graduates and therefore they start working for companies where their studies were never focused on in the first place.

Solomonsydelle...I sent you a message about a possible collaboration already. It would be wonderful to know some more advocacy groups out there...can't wait!

Kaydey said...

Health Care.. Only a healthy nation can be productive..

Kaydey said...

i had a question..many facebook groups have sprung up thesame way and although I have already joined N4C..what is different about this group? what action are we going to be taking as a group...am a firm believer in "action not words"...
just did not see anything yet so I am curious!!

Jaycee said...

Kaydey...don't worry, I understand your concern. The group was just formed (rising from a discussion) a few days ago. So it is really relatively new. It is centered on ACTIONS and IMPLEMENTATIONS, and not just discussions, as the mission statement said. But to carry out this mission statement we need people like you to start giving your inputs.

Personally, I am first trying to connect with role models who have gone before us, namely the Governor of Cross Rivers State, whom I hear completely changed the outlook of his state. People like that can give us suggestions on what advocacy steps to take.

I also think fund raising for certain things that the Government do not want to change, can be implemented...e.g the sanitary conditions of Lagos for instance.

But seeing that the group is only a few days brand new, I don't think we will kick off until about a few months time. But believe me, people have started thinking of solutions and not just discussions. Pls if you have any suggestions of what actions we can start to take NOW, feel free to open up a new topic...you'll see me standing behind you!

Kaydey said...

yay u don't even know how excited I am
I think we should also target younger role models ..Adiche, Sefi Attah, Abani( i can think of now) am sure there are many others we can identify.. who at least have a greater influence on the youth in Nigeria...i'll be glad to reveal my identity so we can start rolling

am actually too tired to think right now but u'll be hearing from me either thru facebook....

I am the change I want to see: accessible and affordable health and a clean environment!!!!!

Kaydey said...

and calabar is indeeed beautiful...
a testament to the fact that change is indeed possible... i visited in January and loved it...

princesa said...

The Nigeria Change has to start from the mind. We need a thorough re-orientation in this country strating from the youths.

Good effort Jaycee!

Allied said...

By force by froce My country must change oh.. but come Jaycee.. i have vowed not to join this facebook - am i to eat my words?

wellsbaba said...

true said,we do loads of talkin n proferin solutions with little or no action...well,I'd luv2c a change in d group of leaders we hav in 9ja..I bliv with our leadership properly dealt with alot is gonna change!

Jaycee said...

Princesa...thanks dear...all ideas are being noted...

Allied...I'm not sure if non-members of facebook can join. But even when u do join facebook, you can privatize your page such that no one even knows u exist...lolll...u can join just for the sake of the group (i.e. you don't need to add friends to your page)...you can probably join via an anonymous name *wink*

Wellsbaba...what you've mentioned here is one of the most critical difficulties we're facing..."bad leadership." *sigh*

Anyways, lets do what we can...all talk and no action is utterly useless!

Sola Folowosele said...

A GROUP OF WICKED LEADERS WHO PAY ONLY LIP SERVICE TO PATROTISM, A BUNCH OF IRREDEEMABLY CROOKED ELITE WHO PROTECT ONLY THEIR PAROCHIAL INTEREST, AND A MASS OF HELPLESS CITIZENS WHO APPEAR TO HAVE RESIGNED TO FATE.THE HORIZON IS CLOUDY..DEAR GENERATION,HOW CAN WE REALLY BRING ABOUT THIS CHANGE?.YARADUA AND JONATHAN ARE THE FIRST UNIVERSITY GRADUATES TO EVER RULE NIGERIA..NOT ONLY THAT,BOTH ARE EDUCATIONISTS..YET SCHOOL TEACHERS HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR THE PAST 5 WEEKS.NO ONE CARES COS THEIR KIDS ARE IN EUROPE & AMERICA..IS THIS NOT A SHAME? TELL ME..CHUKWUMA SOLUDO TOOK OVER THE LEADERSHIP OF CBN AND MADE UNDENIABLE IMPACT.HE WAS APPLAUDED ACROSS THE GLOBE AS A UNIQUE REFORMER AND A REMAKBLE CHANGE AGENT,YET WHEN POWER CHANGED HANDS AT THE VILLA AND NEW HAWKS TOOK OVER,THEY UNDO NUHU RIBADU, SOLUDO WAS THEIR NEXT TARGET. THEY SET UP A KANGAROO PANEL OF RAG-TAG POLICE OFFICERS TO INVESTIGATE SOLUDO(A WORLD CLASS ECONOMIST).UNFORTUNATELY FOR THEM THE PANEL COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING AGAINST SOLUDO..NOW TELL ME, WHAT IS THE HOPE OF A NATION THAT DOES NOT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH DISTROYING CHANGE AGENTS LIKE SOLUDO & RIBADU?.ONE STEP FORWARD:TWO BACKWARD...IT IS TRAGIC

Sola Folowosele said...

well. Jaycee, nice idea count on my support in case you need to get any stuff published about the idea in the print media in 9ja

Jaycee said...

Sola, thank u so much. Please can you join the facebook group as well?

I was thinking this morning how those who have advocated for change have been killed, or like you said, like the cases of Soludo and Ribadu, have been removed from power? It would take God Himself to help us IMPLEMENT change. But I am praying seriously that it will start in my generation.

When you do join the group please introduce the idea of publishing stuff in the media as one of the topics in the message board. That could serve as a medium for publicity for the group. :)

tobenna said...

This is exactly how I feel right now.
Glad to know I am not alone.
Will hop over to your FB group now.