It is no longer news that the most used word in Nigeria right now is whistleblower, even the kids on the street know what it is all about. According to the dictionary A whistleblower is a person who informs on a person or organization regarded as engaging in an unlawful or immoral activity.
So why is it all of a sudden famous in Nigeria you may ask? The simple fact that there is a five percent compensation attached to any loot retrieved, which is given to the whistle blower. In this time of recession and the continuous hardship currently going on, no wonder Nigerians are so committed in bringing those that have looted to the eyes of the law not because they are necessarily patriotic but because of the gain in it.
So my question to everyone reading is? Are we really different from those that have looted this nation dry? It may not be in the same degree or volume but are we not as guilty in our work, where we stay, how we carry out our daily life. It is time to whistle blow on our lives as citizens, how patriotic are we and how much are we willing to see a change in our economy, in our lives and with all around us. The change starts with me, it starts with you.
I have carried my whistle, lets blow it so loud let it remind us that it takes a collective effort for things to change. Let it hit our sense of reasoning and push us to change, to metamorphosize from the state of everything and anything goes to only the right thing goes. If we could unite to all watch the big brother and rally around a young man who rose from the dust of poverty and empower him to a place of greatness “Based on Logistics”, if we could also leave aside tribe, religion and class to all support our darling Super Eagles when they play then we are more united than we think, we can make a difference more than we are willing to admit. We are stronger not just conscious of our abilities.
Let us do away with, if the majority are doing it why wouldn’t I, let the change start with the little things. Obeying the traffic light, coming to work early, genuinely helping a person without considering tribe, religion or class, letting our kids really learn at school and with their own effort pass their exams or learn from the experience, by queuing orderly to get things done, by voting those that are right for the job not for the immediate gain but for the long-term future of our kids, by holding those in position of power from as little as a class captain, a teamlead, a supervisor, a manager, a general, a CEO accountable for his actions and his or her tenure, by doing what is right when no one is watching.
It is an Inspiration day and like Ben Bruce would say “I just want to make common sense” lol