GLOBAL CULTURES THAT MAKE NATIONS THRIVECULTURE OF LOYALTY
Every Nation originated from one person or a small group of similar interest people just like a company. So, every Nation is like a family. Consequently, the people are the nation. Just like everyone in a family bears the family name and carry the family’s identity. The seed of a Nation is trans-generational so the Nation is resident in the people and that’s why people of the same nation exhibit certain similar characters to a great extent. So, I can say “You are Nigeria, I am Nigeria, we are Nigeria”. Your slightest act, thought and character determines what becomes of this great nation and whatever happens to Nigeria, happens to you. The development of a Nation is as a result of the development of the people.
Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a course, person, group or Nation.
Understand that no two Nations are exactly alike or the same because the people there are different, infact no two tribes are even alike because no two people are alike and people form nations. Use Nigeria and the tribes as example and also USSR. Nations don’t make people, People make Nations. A Nation is an Idea, a Concept made and designed by man. Not even Colonization can change the innate character of a Nation.
Live everyday of your life with the consciousness of your Nation, let the Achievements/Tragedies of this Nation concern you. Many say “our lives will change when Nigeria changes”, but the truth is that it’s the other way round- “if our life changes, Nigeria will change”, you must come to also personalize it. WHY? People will go from being specific to becoming general about your family/organization because of you or one member of your family.
“Compare the name Wole Soyinka gave Nigeria to that of Mubarak Abdulmutallab”. You will either bring shame or glory to your nation and the higher you go, the easier it is. WHAT I DO TO NIGERIA, I DO TO MYSELF – Be it curses, blessings, looting, littering, patriotism, nepotism, stealing, wrong vices, raping, killing, violence, drug-trafficking, abuses etc. And whatever you do to yourself is done to the country. Everything you do no matter how inconsequential has a consequence on your country either positive or negative.
You can never change your nation just as you cannot change your parents or ancestors irrespective of how bad they are.
Be a Nigerian to the core, learn about National History, Code of Ethics, Culture, Traditions; these are the basic things that makes us thick and tickle, cherish and promote them, Celebrate our Uniqueness, which lies in our difference.
v HOW TO BE A NATIONAL SOLUTION – BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN OTHERS, MODEL IT.
ü BE THE BEST IN YOUR FIELD – do get involved in global competition, because you are a Nigeria Ambassador. Putting yourself on Global News is putting Nigeria on Global News – Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nuhu Ribadu, Steven Keshi etc. Let your character change the view of others about Nigeria. Now imagine everyone here with good conducts, track record of competence, charisma, character and patriotism. God needs you in the Academic, Technology, Finance, Health, Transportation, Communication and other sectors to pull and trigger a change
ü BELIEVE THE BEST ABOUT NIGERIA, AND ACT IT – Pray for Nigeria. Never ask what Nigeria can do for you, ask what you can do for Nigeria. Never get engrossed or associated with people that discuss or celebrate the country’s tales of woes all in the name of being current. See good things in Nigeria, say good things about Nigeria. You can never be on the fence on this issue; you are either part of the PROBLEMS or the SOLUTIONS.
ü GET ACTIVELY COMMITTED (NOT JUST INVOLVED) OR START A COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE GROUP. It’s one of the major secret to the development of developed nations.
ü GIVE, GIVE AND GIVE – To the needy and helpless, don’t spoil the ABLES and seemingly disabled with fish but spur on to fishing. How come the World greatest PHILANTROPISTS/HIGHEST GIVERS AND YET THE HIGHEST EARNERS/RICHEST – BILL GATES, WARREN BUFFET AND CO.
ü BE CURRENT. If you are not current, you are not correct. BE WELL EDUCATED IN NATIONAL ISSUES, YOU CAN’T CHANGE WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW.
The transformation of the people lead to the transformation of the Nation because the people make the nation, furthermore, the people are a product of the intelligence or the crudeness of their respective minds. The people can never experience transformation except they experience a mental shift.
Equations for these are:
If equation (i) and (ii) holds, a new equation can be formed consequently:
Nations experience transformation because the prevailing thoughts and beliefs and values of its citizens are positively channeled and motivated. Stay Loyal to Nigeria, You are the Agent of change.
Say with me
I BELIEVE IN NIGERIA,
I LOVE NIGERIA,