Nigerians are passionate and intelligent people that are very excellent in talking and complaining. Nigerians are so persuasive that they can sell water to a well (lol). With due respect to most of our activists and political role models, I have to say, most of them are talkers. They know what is wrong, they know what needs to be done, but when it is time to take action, they retract in their shells. The reason why Nigeria is as bad as it is today is that nobody is willing to take action. The countries are progressing in the world today are the countries known, not for their talk, but for taking action. If we ever want to see Nigeria restored, we will have to get past discussion boards and forums. It is very easy to sit behind ones computer and type up an essay on what is wrong with Nigeria and how it can be fixed, but the real challenge is actually getting up and taking. It may not seem like much, but the difference between talking and taking action is so huge that it is what makes the difference. Forums and Discussion boards are great for motivating people to take action, but when we cannot get past them, we have a big PROBLEM.
We cannot give up on Nigeria, because it is ours, we cannot turn our deaf ears to her, because we are directly connected to her. The downfall of Nigeria is our downfall. We all have extended family members and friends that are still in Nigeria and whatever affects them affects us also. No matter how much we acquire in this land of opportunity, can we ever be fulfilled knowing our flesh and blood are suffering in Nigeria? A Yoruba adage says "One rich man in the land of wretched is a wretched man"
I greatly commend Nigerian medical students abroad for their devotion to the motherland; they truly have a heart of gold. They have not given up on Nigeria, and I pray that all their efforts be crowned. They cannot do it on their own; there are so many other aspects in Nigeria that directly impacts their efforts. I Urge you all to consider doing something today, if not for our generation, for the generations ahead of us and that all the efforts these medical students are putting into Nigeria may not go to waste.