“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change”
As pop star and music legend Michael Jackson sang, the change we clamour for or want can only start with each individual. As humans, it often seems easier to push blames unto someone else rather than take responsibility for our actions.
Nigerians are wont to blame the government for lack of infrastructure and amenities, poor maintenance, poor economy, spiking crime rates and other sundry social, economic and political issues. At the same time, many who point fingers at the government, in their private lives, encourage all that is wrong with the society.
Nigeria boasts of the highest population in Africa with an estimated population of 180 million people, according to the National Population Commision.
Sadly, however, the strength of this huge human capital more often than not is left unutilised, leaving the country’s big brother usurped by ‘lesser’ countries.
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