Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Have you ever been in tight corners?

Corners were you saw giving up as the only way out.

Have you ever been in a situation of helplessness?

A situation where the only advice that made sense was to, give up the struggle.

Have you ever thought of the possibility, that there could be something worth fighting for?

Alternatively, do you just believe that nothing in life is worth the struggle?

You keep saying to yourself, ‘nothing could be worse than what I’m facing right now’.

What indeed could be worse than losing the ability to believe in you?

I have news for you, ‘there is hope’.

The truth is every problem has a solution, found and unfound.

No problem would just go away because you want it to; you have to fight it head on to make it go.

Believe me, life is worth the struggle.

Why should others make it and you can’t?

What makes you different from them?

There is no law that says you cannot succeed where others have.

All it takes is hard work and determination.

We all have to make efforts.

“Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things”. –T.S. Elliot (1888-1965)

As a country, we have really messed things up.

We are well endowed in natural resources but have no development to show for it.

We are the laughing stock of our time because our fathers and mothers refused to make the efforts.

We are here, we know what it takes.

We know what Nigeria has and we know what she needs.

We should not let the failures of the past spoil our resolve to change the future.

It lies in our hands, Nigeria needs us.

Let us take a stand not to give up on our nation.

Our success depends on how much we put to the task.

Knowing our duties and taking up our positions,

I am sure that indeed for Nigeria ‘there is hope’.

Written by Ude Nnenne

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