Better Late …… than Never
I will be 58 in the next few weeks; with three children aged 20, 22 and 24. Trust me, we’ve hard some hard conversations in the past few days. Really hard!
Truth is that my generation did almost everything right. We studied and worked hard! We prayed fervently. (sometimes needlessly). We craved for and seized opportunities. We persevered. For many of us, nothing practically fell on our laps(contrary to some innuendos, we now see and hear). We took life seriously. We traversed the globe – shattering records and lifting the Nigerian banner against all odds. We looked after our children; sometimes bending backwards and sacrificing to give them the best. Yes, we did. And so may more!
In retrospect, we failed in one material particular. We were politically docile and inept. We failed do the needful when our country began the south-bound journey. We were divisive and elevated self-actualization over and above the creation of an egalitarian society. As children of nobody, some of us broke the glass ceiling. Yes, because there were opportunities. Sadly, those opportunities have thinned out – right before our eyes. Clearly, we could’ve done better in that respect. Much better.
But it’s better late than never!
Hence we must see the on-going protests from a wider prism. Far beyond #EndSarsNow; SARS being just the proximate cause of the change that must be. We must understand the “spring” that may usher in a new Nigeria has started. We must be grateful that this is happening in our lifetime! And we must respond appropriately! God may just have given us a fresh breadth !