Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here is a truly interesting Nigerian


Leonard Karshima Shilgba, PhD
Thursday, December 11, 2008

shilgba@yahoo.com
Yola, Nigeria


ANNOUNCE THIS ARTICLE
TO YOUR FRIENDS




* Do you want a Nigeria that works for you?
* Do you know the leader in you?
* Do you wish you knew what you could do?
Well then, come to the NIGERIA RALLY.
DATE: Friday, December 26th, 2008.
VENUE: Bays Garden Hotel, Gboko, Benue State, Nigeria. 
TIME: 10.00 am-4.00 pm [Plenary session]; 4.00 -6.00 pm [Planning session]
KEY SPEAKER: Dr. LEONARD KARSHIMA SHILGBA
[AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA]
http://www.nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/shilgba
For a Nigeria that works for us all
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DID YOU KNOW…


1. that over N6.5 trillion was spent to pay salaries and allowances of Nigeria's 18,000 [s]elected and public officials between 1999 and 2008 while Nigerian workers receive peanuts as salaries?
2. that about half of Nigeria's annual revenue is spent to maintain the lifestyle of Nigeria's 18,000 [s]elected and public officials while national minimum wage remains at N7, 500?
3. that the 150 million Nigerians, of whom you are an important family member, are expected by the fortunate 18,000 officials to do nothing about this?
4. that our public schools will continue to deteriorate if you do nothing?
5. that the children of the 18,000 officials don't attend the public schools you or your children attend?
6. that the children of the 18,000 officials shall come back to rule over your less and under educated children if you do nothing?
7. that graduates of public schools stand little chance of getting good jobs in Nigeria compared to those of better funded private schools both within and outside Nigeria which neither you nor your children can afford except family members of the 18,000 officials?
8. that Nigeria's bad roads, poor electricity, collapsed health system, neglected agriculture and industrial sectors like her public education will not improve if you do nothing?
9. that "vision 2020" shall go the way of "vision 2000" and "vision 2010" if you do nothing?
10. that those [s]elected and public officials who may have employed you as a thug send their children to expensive private schools both within and outside Nigeria, and your children shall become thugs to their children in the future should you do nothing?
11. that the option of doing nothing is too costly and not a good option for you to even consider?

WHAT CAN YOU DO, AND HOW CAN YOU DO IT? COME TO THE RALLY AND FIND OUT.
The desired change we seek can only happen through organized revolutionary action. But for long, Nigeria's rulers have urged them to "pray" while they prey on the hapless masses. Yes, we believe in divine intervention; but faith without works is dead. God has always worked with and through men and women who match their faith with necessary action. God will pull down our walls of Jericho, but He MUST have us walk round it 13 times. Are we ready for the WALK-LONG WALK TO FREEDOM?
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1 comment:

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