Jul 16, 2007

Open Lecture to Leaders - The National Pledge

I pledge to Nigeria my country

Pledge [verb] - promise solemnly or agree to do or refrain from doing something
Thou shall keep this promise which thou makest, no matter the opposition, no matter how much money thou art offered, or how much power thou seeks to acquire.

To be faithful, loyal and honest
Faithful [adjective] - steady in allegiance or affection; loyal; constant:
Loyal [adjective] - faithful to one's sovereign, government, or state:
Thou shall not backstab, thou shal not witchhunt Atiku or Pedro, thou shall not betray Obasanjo or Tinubu, thou must all work together for thy nations good.
Honest [adjective] - honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair:
Thou shall be honest in all thy dealings, thou shall allocate contracts honestly, thou shall disburse funds in an honest manner

To serve Nigeria with all my strength
Serve [verb] - to act as a servant
Thou shall first be a servant before thou shall be considered a leader. Thou shall lead by example.
Strength [noun] - physical energy or intensity
Thou shall use all within thy power to make thy country a better place for the rich, poor and the middle class (even though middle class is almost non-existent)

To defend her unity
Defend [verb] - to ward off attack from; guard against assault or injury
Thou should understand that the greatest attack comes from the within, the treasury looters, "chop and go" politicians, ... thou shalt defend thy country from them all

And uphold her honor and glory
Uphold [verb] - to support or defend, as against opposition or criticism:
Thou shall make this thy greatest task, for thy Country Nigeria has very little honor and glory. Thou shall use all avenues to increase her honor and glory, and thou shall uphold them.

So help me God
Thou shalt include thy God in thy decisions. Thou shall fear God for it was he who put thee in thy position.

Thou shall always remember these laws and put them into practice. Nigeria has a great future.


Pink-satin said...


Linda Ikeji said...

unfortunately our leaders only care about the billions they are able to steal.sad situation.how u dey?

aloted said...

if only...

God dey!

excitedjade said...

how r udarling? thanks for stopping by.

Niyi said...


Good, creative stuff.. lol

How are you doing? Have a great weekend.

akin aworan said...

Nice piece, dude. You've been quiet for a while.. sey you dey, sha?

...toyintomato said...

...i almost didnt remember our national pledge(shame on me , i kno..haha)
..true dat, to every single word.

Cheetarah said...

Nize one!

Tayo said...

@pink satin, thanks for coming
@linda, I dey fine o. Thanks for coming
@aloted, yes God dey!
@excitedJade, I'm fine. Thanks for stopping by

Tayo said...

@Niyi, thanks a lot. I'm doing great ... Weekend is over .. LOL
@Akin Aworan, thanks a lot
@toyintomato, thanks for stopping by, go learn your national pledge o!
@cheetarah, great to see you here. Hope to see you again
@All, thank you for stopping by. I promise to update soon. Regularly now!

Which Way Nigeria said...

Well thought through, well articulated.

Above all we need the grace of God.
All that symbolism means nothing to a kleptomaniac.

We have lost it almost totally with our generation.

However, we still have the little ones to guide. Our is just like "straightening the neck of a dead man"

Moving forward, adopt a child today and model him to be a Thinker for Nigeria tomorrow.

ababoypart2 said...

On the money...

~Mimi~ said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii tayooooooo. been a hot minute!!!!!!!!!!

sorry i've been MIA how are you??

Sparkle said...

...think this is my first time on this blog


Vera Ezimora said...

Our leaders suck!

catwalq said...

Don't u think that they need to be able to read and write before they can comprehend the message in this post.
U r assuming the fact that ur leaders are educated and enlightened. not so.