Ngee says… Few days ago I began to reflect on what building a nation actually meant.

As I joined Nigeria to watch the array of speakers during the Platform – a program powered by Covenant Nation, in celebration of our 60th independence anniversary. These speakers were passionate about our nation and were taking responsibility in their spaces, coming together to share insights on how to move Nigeria forward.

I began to ask myself a simple question – if building a nation is defined as a gathering together of people conscious of it’s autonomy, unity and particular interest/goal. Then, what is the general interest or goal of our nation? How clearly spelt out is this goal/interest to everyone – from the masses to the elites? Do we even have a clear cut out vision that every Nigeria can recite?

Our national anthem states – ONE NATION BOUND IN FREEDOM, PEACE AND UNITY! If freedom, peace and unity, are the 3 pillars of Nigeria’s interest/goals. How are we achieving them?

As these questions beckoned in my heart, alas one thing was clear – VISION.

Rich says…

Building a nation requires active and continual participation of the individuals involved. But we must all start with the nation we are seeing, which is our family.

How are you building your family? Do you have a family vision? Have you carried everyone (your spouse, children, and others) involved along? Are you achieving your family goals?

A nation is as strong as the vision it carries. This vision should be carried and upheld by you and I, and reflected in our mini nations called the family unit.

As a citizen of  Nigeria, when last did you uphold the interest/goal (freedom, peace and unity) of our nation in your family, workspace, community?

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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