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Friday, February 3, 2012

AFTER OCCUPY, WHAT NEXT.......

What next, after occupy.....
The occupy Nigeria protests generated a lot of comments. While some people felt it was a waste of time, since labour agreed to N97.00 per litre; others like me feel that it is the beginning of greater achievements of people power!

For the first time since the Abacha days, Nigerians rose up as one and voiced their complaints. Government too showed it's hand releasing soldiers on our roads. This has proven that we are a democracy within a dictatorship. I agree that some hoodlums took advantage of the strikes, by attacking innocent people on Third Mainland Bridge and Ajah. However, it wasn't enough to send soldiers out. I haven't heard that soldiers have been sent to Kano to assist the police force in dealing with Boko Haram, so why send them to Lagos. If Ringim wasn't so shameless, he should have insisted that the police could cope with the crises in Lagos. He's gotten his comeuppance though, and that's a story for another day. 
The way forward, in my very humble opinion is to build on what we have gained. Get knowledge and arm ourselves towards 2015. No longer will people wander into the highest office by luck; they will work for it. They will tell us what they want to do, and how they are going to achieve this. We will demand it before we vote for them. We will educate our masses, not to sell their birthright for a mess of pottage by selling their votes cheaply.
As for me, the Occupy Nigeria awakened my passion for Nigeria. I call it my Awakening. I also realised how much I love Nigeria. Therefore, I am proud to be a member of the Occupy Nigeria movement. I will march, I will shout, I will pray, I will fast, I will unite with people with like minds to bring about the change this country so desperately needs.
I have said my own, How about you? What are you going to do. Please, I urge you, do something!
If you don't know how to pray for Nigeria, or confess positively, I urge you to get Timi Dakolo's new single, 'Great Nation'. If you sing it everyday, it will help you prophesy positively over Nigeria.
Timi Dakolo

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