Saturday, November 7, 2009

2011: Our Time is Now!

It is said that "There are three kinds of people; those that
make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening." Which one are you?


2011 will mark a redefining moment in the history of our nation. If we do not register to vote, we cannot bring about the wholesome national transformation that we seek. If we cannot identify our leaders now and begin to mobilise support for them ahead of 2011, trust me, I need no prophet and no soothsayer to foretell that we are set for one of the biggest generational setbacks of the century!

Yes we may hold conferences and seminars; yes we may inspire the attitude of change in hundreds of our young people; yes we may continue the talking and I say yes, all that is good. But pray, what is the future worth without the desired CREDIBLE LEADERSHIP that will propel our nation into the heights of national greatness?

Today's so-called Asian Tigers were not known for talking too much. They took ACTION! America, the world's greatest democracy has a long history of national greatness anchored on ACTION + ACTION + ACTION! Go ask the Washingtons, the Franklins, the Lincolns, the Roosevelts, the Kennedys...go ask Martin Luther King Jnr...or if you choose, ask Obama!

What then is the problem with us? Why have we remained in our comfort zones? Should we wait till our nation becomes a pariah nation like Somalia before we awake to the reality of our national predicament? I scream a loud NO! And again I say OUR TIME IS NOW! The future is a responsibility whose time has come. We have a choice to deliver it with our actions now or neglect it at our own peril.

I am talking to you young Nigerian in that cybercafe! My heart pours out to you young Nigerian in that lecture room, in that church, in that mosque, in that office space, in that car, in that lounge, in that closet of yours! Have you pondered about the future you want to see? Does it matter to you what the future holds for you and your children? What are your dreams of the future Nigeria? Do you believe that dreams come true? Hold on a second...

Are you the leader of a change group or movement? You are an invaluable asset to this cause. I believe the time has come for us to take our advocacy to the next level. We may be involved in different dimensions of the change project but we are all committed to birthing a new Nigeria of our dreams. Where are my mentors and contemporaries in this cause? Where are my co-nation builders? Does anyone feel the agitations of my spirit?

If I am the only one who believes we can re-awaken the Obama phenomenon come 2011, then, kindly ignore this writing as the rantings of a visionless Nigerian youth. But if you believe as I believe that 2011 is a critical process in our national advancement, then engage me.

I am
Ohimai Godwin Amaize