Nigeria is afflicted with a crowd of problems that hinders her development, despite her oil wealth, agricultural pride and many other God-given natural resources and amenities. These major problems include good leadership, unemployment, security and a host of others. It is safe to say that these series of problems are also eating deep in the hearts of many other nations in Africa.
The question of “Where and What is the Change?” has been a major talk on every Nigerian’s tongue. To answer this question, THE CIRCLE MEDIA PLUS and AFRICAN VOICE NEWSPAPER UK organized a summit tagged ‘AFRICA 2050 SUMMIT, 2019’, to tackle the question; WHO WILL FIX NIGERIA?
Africa 2050 is a movement of passionate youth to see a developed Africa before 2050. Having organized Africa 2050 summit in University of Kenya and Kampala University, it has become a vision to run with extending the tentacles to other Universities across Africa to reach out to the Future leaders of this great continent to wake up and make a change. This time, it was brought to the Premier University in Nigeria, University of Ibadan.The summit took place at the Senate Chamber, University of Ibadan, on the 17th of August, 2019. It was an intellectual gathering of concerned political leaders, industry leaders, media giants, erudite and youth from different institutions across Nigeria. The Convener of the summit is Olakunle Agboola. It also featured a panel that involved Prof. Emmanuel Aiyede, Dr. Muyiwa Adigun, Segun Adefila, Tosin Onabanjo and Mr. Charles Alade (DSIGATE) who carefully dissected the sub-themes;
- The Worth of Democracy in Nigeria
- Can Nigerian Politicians Fix Nigeria?
- The leadership that can Fix Nigeria
- Empowering the Youth Towards National Development
- The Smart African Youth
It is not new to come across series of opinions, suggestions, and views about the state of our nation. Regardless of the diversity of these views, everyone appears to be in perfect harmony with one fact; Nigeria is corrupt and in desperate need of change. Not just any change, but a positive change that will enhance the life of everyone, change that will usher in equal opportunity for every Nigerian. Many also agree that Nigeria has more than it needs to improve the life of the greatest number of her citizens.
However, in all these, the answer to that one fundamental question appears misdirected: ‘Who will do the FIXING?’ In what seems to be an answer, everyone echoes… ‘The government’. Everyone says: ‘The government must change the nation’. Most authors, experts, even retired looters say the government should change our country. But wait a minute, the government should change the government? Has it ever happened before?
AFRICA2050 SUMMIT opened our thoughts to the fact that the answer to the great question, “WHO WILL FIX NIGERIA?” is YOU AND I. If Nigeria will change for the better, then we must take responsibility for the changes, especially the youths- who we call our leaders of tomorrow.
To fix Nigeria, there must be effective change, change that will start within us, to the way we think, to the way we see others; pulling down the walls of selfishness, destroying the appetite to acquire wealth and power at the detriment of everyone else. If truth be told, only changed Nigerians, can change Nigeria. A new Nigeria can only emerge out of New Nigerians.
Let us not forget that this is not a problem of Nigeria alone, it cuts across Africa as our dear continent. This is, therefore, a call to take limits off Africa and position her in a path of victory and success before the year 2050.
DSIGATE; a gateway to a productive nation shares the positive vision of Africa2050; which is for Africa to soar higher and take her rightful position, ensuring all nations within the continent are developed.Remember to sign up on our website to learn more skills; www.dsigate.com