Ngee says… In my beloved country Nigeria, there have been ongoing protests nationwide to #ENDSARS for the abuse of power given to them.
This protest was a welcome development in our country, till the Lekki toll gate massacre. What was meant to bring hope to all Nigerians, has become a source of dissolution and pain. The youths/citizens are beginning to realize that not only are they the catalysts for the change they are clamoring for, but together, they must hold on in faith; not forgetting that it is a long walk to freedom.
Today, I want to remind us that the fight is not just to #ENDSARS, but it is a call that abuse of power is no longer acceptable.
We have various arms of the government, parastatals, local governments and representatives, who have abused the power given to them. They have forgotten the goal/vision of Nigeria – a country of freedom, peace and unity.
Rather they love their pockets and threaten anyone who questions their capabilities or actions. This must stop, if Nigeria will ever regain its place as the giant of Africa.
Without checks and balances, abuse of power is eminent. Whatever office we occupy; be it husband, wife or gateman… if we can just focus on carrying out our responsibilities; remembering it is a privilege to serve in any capacity, we will not deviate and abuse power.
I also want to remind protesters(we the masses), that this reformative protest is also a call to order, to check how we are abusing power in our little spaces; in our offices as husbands, wives, in-laws and much more. Remember, abuse of power will eventually cause a revolution that will cost lives, positions and disenfranchisement if not checked.
I close with this – “the power anyone holds in this nation is for one cause only; a service to uphold the freedom, peace and unity of our great country, Nigeria.
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Ngee and Rich
(Dr. Richard and Ngozi Okonkwo)
Relationship Coach/Habit Instructors
Founders – Keeping Marriage Alive Initiative
“Will two people walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” Amos 3:3