Democracy is the system of government by the people in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents or representatives under a free electoral system. Democracy may be a word familiar to many, but it is a concept still misunderstood, misused and abused especially in this part of the world. Today May 29th is ‘Democracy day’ ~ a day set aside to mark the restoration of democracy to Nigeria. Current events in our nation leave one with little or nothing to celebrate. However, in the midst of all the happenings, I still have hope and believe in Nigeria. I believe in the youths of this nation; the next generation of Nigerians who carry within them the seed of a better, greater and greener Nigeria.
Presently, our nation is experiencing a season of economic downturn. Our survival and eventual outcome will be determined by our response, our attitude, speech and our thoughts. I read a book some years back by Robert H. Schuller titled, ‘Tough Times Don’t Last, But Tough People Do.’ Indeed, tough times and economic downturns don’t last; rather tough, determined and praying people do. Lupytha Hermin said, “When Life Gives You Something That Makes You Feel Afraid, That’s When Life Gives You A Chance To Be Brave.” The current tough times, difficulties and uncertainties in our nation is an opportunity to shine like a million stars. As we mark 2016 Democracy Day and look forward to our National Day on October 1st, this is the time to be brave. This is the time to rise up and challenge the status quo. I urge young Nigerians to take their destinies in their hand. Seize the moment and lead the change you want to see in technology, agriculture, health, education, aviation, entertainment, sports, politics, religion etc.
*This Is The Hour We’ve Been Waiting For.
*This Is The Time We’ve Been Waiting For.
*We Are The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For.
Happy Democracy Day! God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.