I can hear someone saying, “Who Democracy Day help? What dividend has democratic government offered us? To hell with Democracy Day.”
If this is you, I won’t cast not even the SMALLEST STONE at you, because we can’t see darkness and call it light.
Nevertheless, here in this post, I got something important to share with you. Just read on and don’t leave in a hurry,
June 12 is celebrated as Democracy Day in Nigeria to mark or remember the Nigerian general election on June 12th 1993. It used to be celebrated on May 29th, but the date was moved to June 12th in 2019 as it is more fitting on this day.
While our government can be said to have failed in their responsibility of making life comfortable for her citizens, it is no point focusing on what our government has done or what they have not. Rather, our focus should be on how we can change the narratives, beginning from ourselves.
This questions I strongly believe we should be asking now are:
How can I make a difference in my nation without relying on the government?
What can I legitimately do as a graduate or young person to help earn a living instead of waiting for the government for a job?
What value can I offer to provide solution to the problems many are facing in our nation?
Considering my position and skill, what role can I play to reduce the level of corruption and crime especially among young people?
What am I presently doing to ensure my children do not suffer the pain or disadvantages I am going through now?
If we can take time to answer the above questions among others, and take action on them, I believe Democracy Day that may not be worth celebrating, will become a BLESSING to us all.
What do you think about this post? Let me hear from you in the comment section.
Once again, Happy Democracy Day!
I see a HAPPY BETTER NIGERIA.
I see a HAPPY BETTER YOU.
No matter your situation today, your dream life is still possible – if you don’t become discouraged on your goals.
Oghovemu Daniel Okpu,