May 31, 2007

The Nigerian Proclamation

For those who have been consistent on my blog, you'll notice that one major thing I stand for is the hope for a Nigeria with better living conditions, a better economy and very importantly a better international image. A few days before the presidential handover, Solomon Sydelle, a Nigerian blogger resident in Maryland USA thought of a great idea. What if Nigerian bloggers all over the world would make an effort to change the status quo by blogging what he called "The Nigerian Proclamation"? I didn't get to hear about this before the handover date (thanks to these bloggers who refused to inform me - Ugo, Babs, Omodudu, CalabarGal, Mimi, etc - I get beef with all of una!) and actually saw it on the BBC website. I was pleasantly surprised, and I pray and believe there really will be a change. Without further ado, I say that "I support The Nigerian Proclamation!". Read it below.
IN RECENT HISTORY, NIGERIANS HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMINGLY BETRAYED BY THOSE CHARGED WITH ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS. INSTEAD OF SERVING THE PEOPLE, PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE SERVED THEMSELVES TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE MASSES. THE RESULT IS A NATION LACKING ADEQUATE INFRASTRUCTURE, ORGANIZATION AND SECURITY.

THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF NIGERIAN LEADERS INDICATES A LACK OF ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE CONSTITUENTS. NIGERIANS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT TO THE LEADERS, THUS, LEADERS DO NOT FEEL RESPONSIBLE TO THEM.

THE RECENT FAILURE TO CONDUCT A FREE AND FAIR ELECTORAL PROCESS WAS YET ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION THAT THE NEEDS OF THE MANY ARE SECONDARY TO THE WANTS OF THE IMPORTANT FEW.

FROM THIS DAY, ALL NIGERIANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS GREAT & POWERFUL COUNTRY. CONSEQUENTLY, ALL NIGERIANS MUST COMMIT THEMSELVES TO THE FOLLOWING:


  1. WE MUST DEMAND THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND IN-ACTIONS.
  2. WE MUST EXPECT DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES TO BE HONORED, RESPECTED AND MAINTAINED.
  3. WE MUST BELIEVE THAT ALL NIGERIANS ARE EQUAL UNDER THE LAW AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
  4. WE MUST APPLY OURSELVES TO IMPROVING THE LOT OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL NIGERIAN REGARDLESS OF GENDER, RELIGION, TRIBE OR SOCIAL STATUS.
  5. WE MUST STRIVE TO MAINTAIN A UNITED REPUBLIC DESPITE OUR DIFFERENCES.
ONLY UPON ACHIEVING THESE PRINCIPLES CAN WE AS A PEOPLE FULLY LIVE UP TO OUR POTENTIAL AS A LAND OF GREATNESS. FOR OURS IS A COUNTRY RENOWNED FOR ITS ILLUSTRIOUS PEOPLE, AMPLE RESOURCES AND SHEER PHYSICAL BEAUTY.

You can read more on Solomon's blog (here), and please brace yourself ... because a change is coming. A change for the better, and it shall come sooner than you expect.
God bless Nigeria.

11 comments:

~Mimi~ said...

Tayo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!No vex abeg!Funny thing is i click on your blog everytime i do my blogroll,but then i just kept seeing timi's story..i just thought maybe you didnt see a need to put up the thing o.cos not everyone did...
hmmm...pele.abeg no vex o.ha!blog technician.

Ugo Daniels said...

Chai, Mr. Chariman himself. I tender my unreserved apologies for not coming through to you about the said Proclamation thingy.

HOnestly, i though Solomonsydele had already informed you and you were waiting for the right time to post it or maybe you didn't think it'll be worth the stress...lol!

All da same, we thank God it was a HUGE success abi?

Do have a lovely day, the one and only techie in da house. I dey throway salute ooo!

Omodudu said...

I sent you and aloted the same email. No wonder I did not get a reply. I am impressed that you went ahead and pasted the stuff. Not too many would do that. Anybody willing to do the same is still welcome to do so.

Tayo said...

Alright, all apologies accepted ... no wahala. It's good that the purpose was still achieved and I hope we made a point. Omodudu, I didn't receive the mail o. What email address was it sent to? How come aloted never mentioned this sef? I go query her.

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

lol.. dont mind them jare.. they didn't inform me either.. i guess we're not good enough for their gist oh tayo... lol

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

i thought there'd be more prizes.. ahh well.. i actually watched miss universe.. the tanzanian chick was flawless. african beauty for sure.. i thnk her name was flaviana.. she made it to top 10.. but i guess they werent ready for a chick with a low-cut(make that bald.. lol)

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

wtf.. sorry i meant that comment for another persons blog... but i know you enjoy my comments so much so i'll just leave it for you to guess where it was supposed to go.. lol

Tayo said...

Wow, I was really wondering! Anyway, thanks for visiting. Don't see you often around these parts.

aloted said...

@omodudu...i didn't see your email o or maybe I did I cant remember jare. Anyway let me go and put up this declaration something cuz I am in FULL support :)

@Tayo- keep up the good work!

Chika said...

first time on your blog....hmmmmmmm,i like it!

Tayo said...

@chika, thanks a lot