Hey hey hey
I don’t know about you but I remember how they used to drum today’s title in our ears in Primary School. ‘You’re leaders of tomorrow.’
I remember this song we sang whenever we marched to our classrooms.
“Parents, listen to your Children.
We are the leaders of tomorrow
Try to pay our school fees
And give us a sound education.”
The brain is powerful o, I don’t know where I dug the lyrics of that song from.
Why would they ever encourage us to sing a song asking parents to listen to their Children?
Many of us might have received beating because of that line.
Anyway, how is it that people who sang this song 20, 30, 40 years ago are still not leaders?
Abi, when is the tomorrow supposed to come?
I love Nigeria dearly. I will still eat the fruit of this land, but sometimes I get tired. Sometimes, I lose my zeal and join others to believe that there’s no hope for this country.
It is sad that those who were grandpa’s while we sang that song in Primary School are still the ones leading today. And don’t be deceived to think that Nigeria is led only by the President, you will be shocked to know how politics works in this country.
It is run like a family business. I remember a certain governor who turned Nigeria to family Enterprise, putting loved ones in different offices. (Don’t we all do this in the Corporate space though?)
The whole system is just somehow. I don’t know if it is a foundational problem, or something that can be easily fixed, but is being ignored.
When you read about how Nigeria was formed as a whole, you will marvel. Everything was made for certain people to thrive at the detriment of others. Like a silent system that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Now, they say Nigeria is in recession. What were we expecting?
The leaders of yesterday have refused to give way to the leaders of the tomorrow that is today.
But, will Nigeria be better if the youth were in charge?
Or it will remain the same?
What do you think?
Every time I pass by the road that leads to my house, I boil in anger.
I went to Ibadan last week and reminded my dad that Jonathan had come to inaugurate that road.
He laughed and said “you’re talking of Jonathan. Obasanjo also inaugurated Lagos-Ibadan expressway!”
Where is the accountability?
That road is still bad and it has been commissioned by two past Presidents.
Who is taking records?
Where does the money go?
I was called the leader of tomorrow yesterday.
Tomorrow has come and I still don’t know what’s happening to my country.
My heart burns for her restoration.
Nigeria, when will you be great?
For how long will we continue to be the leaders of tomorrow?
In what ways can we lead today?