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An Initiative For A Better Nigeria!! by Oluwapresley(m): 1:17pm On Dec 25, 2017
Nigeria - It’s time for Our Generation!

I have been silent about Nigeria because rather than add another layer of talk to the available debates, I have been spending time working and thinking about practical things that my generation can do to make Nigeria better. I have also been observing a few laudable initiatives from a few people, and I think it’s time!

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not time for us to run for President, except of course we want to add trying to be president to our curriculum vitae. Outside of this, if we really want to make a practical stab at statesmanship and lending our skills and talents to the polity, it would be by being practical and serious.

In 2011, I went around Nigeria campaigning for a ticket I believed in. I campaigned for people to get PVC, I became a mobile registration centre for party membership for a party in Nigeria. I even got involved in helping to set up a political party. I took my own personal funds, canvassed with my friends to do the same, and travelled around Nigeria meeting with different communities, going to churches and visiting mosques to convince and show support for a ticket I believed in. I traveled by road and by air. I printed fliers, printed a brochure, and committed no less than the energy of business to this enterprise. I spent and I was spent. I didn’t want anything in return, I only wanted to play my part in a Nigeria that works. The ticket did not win in 2011, but Buhari would not have been an option in 2015 if not for the efforts we put in in 2011. He would not have a Pastor as His vice if not for the effort we put in 2011. I remember the call that Debola put across to me in 2015 when they were getting set to endorse and support Buhari’s candidacy. What we did back then was real, and the people we rallied to make it happen are alive. 2011 and 2015 were our years to serve those who will serve, our time to serve the people is here!

Demographically, Nigeria has more people under 35 than above it. The generation of middle age people are in the majority, but politics is not just a game of numbers, it’s in strategic numbers. When 6 lions totally disorient a herd of 3,000 buffalo’s it’s not about the numbers, it’s about the strategy, the synergy, and the proactive thought that goes on before the encounter. If my generation will ever serve this nation, and use all the endowments we have to further her cause we must be strategic.

Here is what I believe we need to do!

I believe we need to run for elective offices. We need 50 Nigerians under 50 from different cities in Nigeria and with different faiths who have interest in a New Nigeria and in it’s leadership. These should be 50 people with the following qualifications

1. Solid profile - People who have actually demonstrated that they can solve problems, provide leadership and show enough personal mastery to be given responsibility for others.
2. Sustainable - People who are able to sustain themselves, and their families, and do not need to be in government to be sustained. It must not be about the rewards of office, these people must have transcended food, shelter and clothing.
3. Followership - People who can schedule a meeting and 1,000 people will show up.
4. Interest - People who have done some things in the past that shows that they have interest in Nigeria and in its leadership.

My desire is if we can find 4 of these people from every state in Nigeria, we can organize them together in such a way that they can leverage on each others influences, provide support in exchange for support from key officers running for elective offices in 2019. These people can run for State Assembly or National Assembly positions now and in 2023. At the end of all the shuffling and stepping aside, we can be left with 50 solid Nigerians under the age of 50, who can begin to make their entry into the political terrain. Doing this for 2019 will be rehearsals, we can’t expect anything really other than the people we each support winning, but if we get a few offices in, in 2019, that would be amazing.

If we can get together these types of people, I daresay, we can get the President to meet with them, get a few Governors to address them and show them some ropes. We can get them to begin to work on policy ideas and agenda that they will push in the house, way ahead of their being there. If we can have good representation in the Legislature we would be the backbone of any serious executive. We have seen first hand, that presidency alone will not move Nigeria forward. We need to evolve the Nation we want by bombarding it purposefully from every side.

Do you have people you will like to nominate for this 50 under 50 conference? Why not simply offer us their names, why you think they are qualified based on the 4 requirements above and, I am sorry for now - their state of origin.

Please submit them here publicly on facebook or fill their names privately in this form. https:///TXriZ9

Please feel free to SHARE this on your page, and get your friends to fill this form. Success would be having enough contenders from each state of Nigeria.

This plan obviously doesn’t cover all elements but we must begin to act rather than theorize. Questions like which party, how will it work? Won’t they be infiltrated? These are very good questions, but what I have learnt from business and a little politics is if we don’t venture, we never learn.

So let’s get on the ship, learn from those who have gone ahead, solve the challenges on the way and at the end, deliver the Nigeria of our dreams. To this I pledge. Do you?

https:///TXriZ9

Re: An Initiative For A Better Nigeria!! by Oluwapresley(m): 1:19pm On Dec 25, 2017
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Re: An Initiative For A Better Nigeria!! by mikolo80: 4:42pm On Dec 25, 2017
Oluwapresley:
Nigeria - It’s time for Our Generation!
Generation wen de pop champagne in midst of poverty instead of entering farm


I have been silent about Nigeria because rather than add another layer of talk to the available debates

E never pepper you properly
Shebi you Don chop Beleful
, I have been spending time working and thinking about practical things that my generation can do to make Nigeria better. I have also been observing a few laudable initiatives from a few people, and I think it’s time!
Good for you


Don’t get me wrong, it’s not time for us to run for President

Sad but true
Although I think we should for the fun of it
If Jonathan or yaradua can win them anything is possible




, except of course we want to add trying to be president to our curriculum vitae. Outside of this, if we really want to make a practical stab at statesmanship and lending our skills and talents to the polity, it would be by being practical and serious.

In 2011, I went around Nigeria campaigning for a ticket I believed in. I campaigned for people to get PVC, I became a mobile registration centre for party membership for a party in Nigeria. I even got involved in helping to set up a political party. I took my own personal funds, canvassed with my friends to do the same, and travelled around Nigeria meeting with different communities, going to churches and visiting mosques to convince and show support for a ticket I believed in. I traveled by road and by air. I printed fliers, printed a brochure, and committed no less than the energy of business to this enterprise. I spent and I was spent. I didn’t want anything in return,
This is why you failed

I only wanted to play my part in a Nigeria that works.
It is working....
the way we deserve

The ticket did not win in 2011, but Buhari would not have been an option in 2015 if not for the efforts we put in in 2011.

Na lie
He was only option after Jonathan failed woefully
He would not have a Pastor as His vice if not for the effort we put in 2011

He has pastor because we carry religion for head
. I remember the call that Debola put across to me in 2015 when they were getting set to endorse and support Buhari’s candidacy. What we did back then was real, and the people we rallied to make it happen are alive. 2011 and 2015 were our years to serve those who will serve, our time to serve the people is here!

Demographically, Nigeria has more people under 35 than above it. The generation of middle age people are in the majority, but politics is not just a game of numbers, it’s in strategic numbers. When 6 lions totally disorient a herd of 3,000 buffalo’s it’s not about the numbers, it’s about the strategy, the synergy, and the proactive thought that goes on before the encounter. If my generation will ever serve this nation, and use all the endowments we have to further her cause we must be strategic.
Now you're talking my language



Here is what I believe we need to do!

I believe we need to run for elective offices. We need 50 Nigerians under 50 from different cities in Nigeria and with different faiths who have interest in a New Nigeria and in it’s leadership. These should be 50 people with the following qualifications

I think we should just form new party gabadaya
130,000 ppl (1 per voting booth)

1. Solid profile - People who have actually demonstrated that they can solve problems, provide leadership and show enough personal mastery to be given responsibility for others.

Who will judge the solidity of the profile
This is how classIsm starts
Youo con gada gra pipo con ignore rural pipo

2. Sustainable - People who are able to sustain themselves, and their families, and do not need to be in government to be sustained. It must not be about the rewards of office, these people must have transcended food, shelter and clothing.
Most governors were sustainable yet greed no o gree
Tis human nature

3. Followership - People who can schedule a meeting and 1,000 people will show up.
Item number 7all you need


4. Interest - People who have done some things in the past that shows that they have interest in Nigeria and in its leadership.

Nobody is intereste
That's why we up sheetscreek
Human nature

My desire is if we can find 4 of these people from every state in Nigeria, we can organize them together in such a way that they can leverage on each others influences, provide support in exchange for support from key officers running for elective offices in 2019. These people can run for State Assembly or National Assembly positions now and in 2023. At the end of all the shuffling and stepping aside, we can be left with 50 solid Nigerians under the age of 50, who can begin to make their entry into the political terrain. Doing this for 2019 will be rehearsals, we can’t expect anything really other than the people we each support winning, but if we get a few offices in, in 2019, that would be amazing.
You don't even have confidence in your plan
What if one of these youths pops is a billionaire
Why can't he win


If we can get together these types of people, I daresay, we can get the President to meet with them, get a few Governors to address them and show them some ropes
You expect devils to show you how to beat them

. We can get them to begin to work on policy ideas and agenda that they will push in the house, way ahead of their being there. If we can have good representation in the Legislature we would be the backbone of any serious executive. We have seen first hand, that presidency alone will not move Nigeria forward.

You've seen a week presidency
We need to evolve the Nation we want by bombarding it purposefully from every side.

Yes we do
Economically
Politically
Socially
But mostly economically
All man should enter farm
Mobilise
Then buy politicians

Do you have people you will like to nominate for this 50 under 50 conference? Why not simply offer us their names, why you think they are qualified based on the 4 requirements above and, I am sorry for now - their state of origin.
I nominate me and you
Why are we always nominating ppl to run our ideas
Since primary school
Always abdicating responsibility
Now realising nobody will care for you like you




Please submit them here publicly on facebook or fill their names privately in this form. https:///TXriZ9

After nominating and them no gree nko
You go force dem?

Please feel free to SHARE this on your page, and get your friends to fill this form. Success would be having enough contenders from each state of Nigeria.

This plan obviously doesn’t cover all elements but we must begin to act rather than theorize. Questions like which party
All parties

, how will it work?
Figure it out as we go along

Won’t they be infiltrated?
Infiltrate them right back

These are very good questions, but what I have learnt from business and a little politics is if we don’t venture, we never learn.
Nothing risked nothing gained


So let’s get on the ship, learn from those who have gone ahead, solve the challenges on the way and at the end, deliver the Nigeria of our dreams. To this I pledge. Do you?

https:///TXriZ9
I do

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