The best and most impactful leaders do not necessarily emerge from great situations. Many of them picked up the ashes of their countries and built nations out of them.
Nelson Mandela inherited a country that was just waiting for someone to light the fuse and spark an explosion, he deftly unplugged the fuse of racial tensions and injustice.
He summoned the people to build a rainbow nation in which the oppressors and the oppressed together in the hope of a better future. It wasn’t easy, but Madiba persevered. He preached forgiveness and love.
The people found it difficult to accept that they would not be using their new power to deal ruthlessly with their oppressors, but they came around and believed Madiba that there’s more grace in forgiveness.
Liberia fought a devastating war. They were literally destroyed.
And others turned the country into a massive killing field. But president Ellen Sirleaf took over the country, restored peace and stabilized the country.
Liberia currently is on the move.
Sierra Leone suffered from the same devastation of war. Corporal Foday Sankoh led the war against the government and people of SL. They rebuilding their country leader after leader, and they are making progress.
We can rebuild Nigeria, our country.
The things that unites us are more than those that divide us.
Do you believe in a better future for Nigeria? Or do you support those that think Nigeria will never be a better place for all? Let me know what you think in the comment section.