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Nobody’s Ambition is Required to Validate My Nigerian Citizenship by Obunike Ohaegbu



Without sounding immodest, I consider myself a community and political leader in Nigeria from the Igbo extraction.

I have been privileged to travel to most States of the Federation including Ogun, Bayelsa and even Katsina. These three States have the privilege to have produced one of their sons as the Nigerian President since 1999. In my travels, I did not see any difference between them and the other States of the Federation. The insecurity and high cost of living were as pronounced in those States as in other States of the Federation. The infrastructure deficit is equally the same in all the States of the Federation including the States that have produced the President. The home of HE Goodluck Jonathan was not spared by the recent floods in Nigeria.

Few months ago, as a member of the Atiku Technical Committee Team (TEECOM) led by High Chief Engr Raymond Dokpesi, PhD EZOMO, I was privileged to travel round the country by road. The experience is the same in all parts of the country irrespective of the dominant tribe/religion in the area.

After the Atiku birthday celebration in Bauchi, we travelled from Bauchi to Jos. Slept over in Jos after some consultations. We travelled from Jos to Lafia. We moved from Lafia to Markurdi from where we also moved to Lokoja. After our meetings in Lokoja, we drove down to Ilorin from where we connected to Minna before returning to Abuja.

In all those States in the entire North Central, the stories of insecurity and almost non existent road in fractures were exactly the same.

Again, we flew into Sokoto and drove down to Birnin Kebbi. Spent a night there and drove to Tambuwal to commiserate with the family of the Governor of Sokoto who was bereaved as at that time. From Tambuwal we drove to Gusau down to Funtua before driving down to Zaria and stopped over in Kaduna for two hours before we continued our journey down Awka through Kaduna-Lokoja-Nsukka .We spent over 25 hours on road.

We spent two nights in Awka before we drove to Umuahia through Enugu by the Enugu-Port Harcourt road. We slept in Umuahia and the next day, we drove down to Owerri and spent a night there before moving down to Abakiliki. From Abakiliki, we also drove back to Onitsha for a meeting before going back to Abuja through the Asaba Airport. These were on personal sacrifices and I laugh whenever some people make insinuations of our getting paid for it.

This same movement was repeated in all the Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria.

As we speak today, Atiku Abubakar is the only one on the ticket for the Presidency that fully understands the enormity of the challenges we have in Nigeria as a Country. As we were on the road, he was on the phone with us and at every State we stopped,he spoke directly with the Stakeholders. When we stopped over in Anambra, the team went to Ukpor and met with Late Mbazulike Amechi who just passed on to glory three days ago. I know the issues they discussed. Whenever Atiku says he has built bridges across the entire States of the Federation, I can attest to that. There is no State we visited we do not have someone that testified that Atiku had once stepped his feet in his house as a personal friend and on a private visit. No State of the Federation.

I speak from the point of information and knowledge. I have been involved and discovered that we honestly need someone who understands the problems and who has the institutional memory required to solve our problems and who understands our individual differences both socially and religiously.

As a Country, we need a man that understands that the major challenge we have now is the STRUCTURE of this Country. The 1999 Constitution created an over-burdened Presidency. We need someone that understands that powers should be devolved among the Federating Units. A lot of issues in the Exclusive Legislative List need to be removed so that the States could be empowered to develop .

After spending almost 8 years, Fashola has not been able to deliver in full the Ibadan-Lagos express road. Most of the Federal roads in the South West are death traps. I drove from Abuja to Lagos in August with my family and the roads are crying for attention. Buhari is from the North West but driving from Abuja to Kaduna is hell. From Zaria to Funtua is a dead zone. Stories coming even from Daura are not palatable.

So, even if we bring from my village a President that will not change his clothes/watch or even travels by BRT in Lagos, those problems will not be solved.

We all know that Obj/Atiku saved money for Nigeria. Paid all our local and foreign debts but few years down the line, we have a king who did not know Joseph from the tribe of APC and things have gone South. Again,in Anambra State where claims of saving N75b were made, the same people who made the claims also cry that the savings have been squandered by even the handpicked immediate successor who came on the continuity mantra. These things should be taken into serious consideration when we try to decide on what we need as a people.

The major achievement we need now is to restructure this country. Nothing would be achieved with this country in her present state.

I always feel insulted when some of my younger brothers on social media speak as if the Igbos need someone’s presidency to validate their citizenship in Nigeria. That is the most irresponsible stand to take. I am a Nigerian and do not need anyone to validate my citizenship with his personal ambition. We have over 400 ethnic groups in Nigeria and so we need to produce over 400 Presidents for everyone to feel that his/her citizenship has been VALIDATED? Why are people insulting themselves in the name of campaigns?

As of today, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP is the only Candidate that speaks to the real issues. As an Igboman, for me,the restructuring takes precedent over and above anyone’s personal ambition.

We need the Ports, Police,Power etc removed from the Exclusive Legislative List of the 1999 Constitution.

The States and LGAs should have the powers to establish Police but we will still retain the Federal Police as it is obtainable even in the USA. The people in ijebu Ode, Ukpor, Abaji, Gusau etc cannot all at the same time be waiting for man in Edet House in Abuja to give approval before major security measures should be taken. A man cannot be posted from Daura to be the DPO in Orsumoghu where he will not even understand the local language. What manner of intelligence would he gather in an area he does not understand the language?

Also, we need the other Ports in the South like the Port Harcourt, Warri, Ogwuta, Bakkasi etc to be very functional. We need the River Niger dredged upto Lokoja and even Makurdi for small vessels to take goods down to the North without putting pressures on our roads that are not designed to carry such loads. The current Federal government cannot do that. Private investors can do that and recoup their investments while the Federal Government focuses on maintaing the standards as security. A friend of mine was involved in getting Citi Bank to invest on the South East ports but the federal buearacracy frustrated everything.

NIMASA has reported that over 60% containers arriving Lagos ports end up in Onitsha and Aba in the South East. So, why would the importers not have the options of picking their goods in Onitsha or Ogwuta/Ogbaru? That will even help in dicongesting Lagos and also reduce the pressures on our roads. Customs can put billions of the officers on the roads but we need to reduce the human obstacles in doing business in Nigeria.

Geometrics have been struggling to distribute Power in Aba and other cities in the South East for yeras without success. As a child in Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi, I knew that most families in Nnewi produced oil seals and little components of vehicle spare parts in their homes. Some of my classmates as at time do some work, distribute before coming to school. We had Cento, John white( Power Rope fan belts)and other factories involved in production of spare parts in Nnewi. Most of those factories have shut down because of power. Today, diesel is almost N1k per litter and many companies including Hotels are shutting down. So, why would I remain myopic in whom to support for the next election when I know that nothing would be achieved with the current situation.

I have been abused and insulted by kids who have never attended any political meetings in their life. Most of them have privileged backgrounds and went to private schools and are now working with blue chip companies. They can afford data to share the same social media platforms with me on social media and roll out insults.They have been made to believe that they need a candidate from their tribe to validate their Nigerian citizenship without knowing that they insult themselves by doing so. I do not need anyone to be President to be a Nigerian. The level of bigotry is unbelievable. We cannot divide the country along ethnic line just to win elections.

In view of the Constitutional requirements, restructuring this country will require the involvement of all the States and tribes of the Federation.

The honest truth is that the greatest opposition to the restructuring will come from the North. However, today, we have as a major candidate from the North with the capacity and experience to convince his brothers that the restructuring is for the prosperity of everyone . He needs our support to do that. Why would I not give him the support because he is from my tribe? Atiku Abubakar has the history with the promotion of a restructured Nigeria. As far back as 2002, he wrote a book on that even as a sitting Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Many people do not know that during the Abacha Constitutional Conference in 1995, that despite Anambra State having big wigs like Odumegwu Ojukwu and Alex Ekwueme (both of blessed memory) the involvement of a then young Atiku Abubakar was needed to broker the compromise reached between the North and the South at the conference.

How do I explain that to these young brothers and sisters who suddenly found their voices and the only thing they know how to do is shun out insults?

I am un-apogetically supporting Atiku Abubakar to be the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria because of his proven track records of achievements and experience. Bigotry pays no one.

Please, let’s join hands to make it happen. It is in the interest of our children that Atiku Abubakar wins the 2023 Elections. As one, we can make it happen.

Obunike Ohaegbu writes from Nnewi South LGA, Anambra, State

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Opinion: Respect Us or Leave by Femi Fani-Kayode




“Don’t stay in Lagos, and benefit from the leadership, infrastructure and economy Lagosians built over time, yet carry resentment towards them. You threaten violence and de-market Lagos on social media. You have options. Behave or relocate!” – Reno Omokri.

Let me open this short contribution by saying that I completely agree with the views expressed above by Pastor Reno Omokri.

Let us hope that those he is attempting to offer such wise counsel appreciate and accept it before it is too late and things fall apart.

I am constrained to go further by saying that I also share the views of my dear friend, brother and colleague at the Tinubu/Shettima PCC, Omo Oba Bayo Onanuga, who reflected the views and thoughts of millions of our fellow Yorubas when he expressed deep and legitimate concerns about the attempt by the Ibo community in Lagos to take over our land and claim it as theirs.

This is something that they themselves would never tolerate members of any other ethnic nationality to attempt to do in the east and neither would any of us try it.

The truth is that if you insist on living in someone elses land or territory you must respect them. And as they say, respect begets respect.

If you must live amongst us kindly refrain from poking your fingers into our eyes simply because we gave you the space and afforded you the opportunities that you have refused to offer us in the east.

We do this because we are a decent, civilised, kind-hearted, peace-loving and just people who believe strongly in the ethos of charity, plurality of community, efficacy of racial and religious harmony, peaceful-coexistence and full and unfettered integration.

That does NOT however mean that we are fools. Our history proves that we are slow to anger but irresistible in battle. It is not wise to provoke us or raise our sleeping sword.

Being too kind, accommodating and charitable has its price and it appears that we the Yoruba may have learnt this the hard way.

Opening up your home to a stranger and being your brothers keeper is one thing but giving him your head and all that is dear to you on a platter of gold is quite another.

The truth is that the Ibo in Lagos are no longer welcome by the people of Lagos. And unless they change their attitude quickly and drastically it may well be better for them to go home.

As a consequence of recent events and the outrageous and insulting “Lagos is a no man’s land” battle cry and mantra which many Ibos in Lagos espouse and constantly bellow and mouth, many of our people believe that Alaba International Market, Computer Village, Trade Fair and other places that they have occupied and taken over should be evacuated and vacated and converted to schools, deep sea ports, housing estates and amusement parks.

That is the level of anger and view of millions of our people today and we ignore those views at our peril.

They also believe that we should act fast and make the necessary changes in our attitude to non-Yoruba settlers and aliens and reflect on our propensity for being too “woke” and too liberal in our dealings with them.

This view was ably reflected by Rotimi Adeosun when he tweeted the following a day after the Governorship election in Lagos on 19th March.

He wrote,

“Congrats to putting an end to the issue of real ownership of Lagos. Going forward, let there be a review of the following: Land ownership and rent law.
Elective and appointive policy. Ethnic concentration of markets. Limits to liberalisation culture. Teaching of Yoruba history. Be wary of usurpers!”

Points taken and forceful, compelling and lucid they are too.

In his own contribution one Legendary Joe again reflected the mood when he tweeted the following:

“We voted in Lagos today not along political lines but along the lines of heritage. We voted for our pride. We made a statement that our liberal nature should never be abused. What we won’t attempt in yours, do not force on us. We voted to retain Lagos”.

These are insightful and incisive contributions and they must be taken very seriously.

They can best be described as wake up calls and the propositions and counsel that are being suggested and offered must be considered by all the relevant stakeholders in Yorubaland generally and Lagos particularly before it is too late.

Clearly thanks to the insulting ways and disrespectful tone, words and attitude of those that came from the east to settle amongst us yet covet our land and seek to destroy everything we value and stand for, Yoruba nationalism has come alive again.

Our gullible liberalism and naive wokeism has resulted in a dangerous, hard line and pronounced backlash which is fuelled by anger and which cannot be easily managed and contained.

Our people are now counting the cost of our innocent yet disastrous open door policy and disposition as a direct consequence of the excesses and provocative actions of the Ibos in Lagos.

And what is that cost?

If you really want to know let’s go back in time a little.

Permit me to take you on a walk down history lane.

When Nnamdi Azikiwe, the NCNC and the Igbo State Union tried to take over Yoruba land in the 1952 Western Regional elections he lost to Obafemi Awolowo and the Action Group by a very narrow margin.

I believe it was by two seats in Parliament and Action Group was saved from a Zik victory only because they went into an alliance with the Ibadan Peoples Party which gave them a majority of two in Parliament! That is how close it was.

Had it not been for that Zik, an Igbo man, would have been elected as the first Premier of the old Western Region and the Yoruba would have eventually lost EVERYTHING including their language, culture, heritage, land and values.

After his defeat Zik packed his bags and said the following famous words: “I shall return to the east from whence I came”.

Thereafter he went back to the old Eastern Region to be elected Premier.

71 years later the story appears to have repeated itself.

The Ibo, this time led by one Peter Obi, a shady and manipulative trader who was fuelled, strengthened and emboldened by his relative success and gains during the presidential election in the state two weeks earlier, tried to forcefully take over Lagos in the 2023 Governorship election by intimidation, threats and propaganda and by fielding a young and impressionable man by the name of Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour who neither speaks nor understands Yoruba, whose family derives from Sierra Leonne and Opobo in Rivers state, who has strong sympathy for IPOB, who was part of those protestors that wreaked havoc and set Lagos on fire during the Endsars riots and who, like his misguided, violent and aggressive supporters, claimed that Lagos is a “no man’s land” as his candidate.

Thankfully they failed and the young man was roundly defeated by Jide Sanwo-Olu, a young, diligent, hardworking, civilised, decent and focused administrator and bona fide Yorubaman.

It is now time for Peter, Chinedu and all their Obidient supporters to follow Zik’s noble example, tread the path of honor and either respect us and live with us in love and peace or go back to the east “from whence they came” .

They will do far better there.

We in the South West must do a lot of soul-searching and educate the liberals in our midst about the dangers of being too kind, too charitable and too accommodating to the alien land grabbers and usurpers that have infiltrated our territory.

We can show them charity, love and kindness but this must never be at the expense of our values, identity, dignity, culture or heritage.

We must endeavour to ensure that history does not repeat itself again, that this terrible cycle of our Ibo brothers repaying our good with ingratitude and subterfuge stops and that they never have the temerity and effontry to claim that Lagos, or indeed any other part of Yorubaland, is theirs again.


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Adding Value: The Rules of Success by Henry Ukazu




Dear Destiny Friends,

Everything in life has rules and processes. There is every tendency that one may hit the rocks if for any reason he fails to adhere to the set rules and processes. It is only on rare occasions that the luck or “grace factor” can come to one’s rescue. In legal matters, one must understand the laws, rules and exceptions to win a case. In mathematics, one must know the formula while in medicine, diagnosis is a prerequisite to ascertain the cause of any illness.

The focus of this article is on the necessity of soft skills in achieving success. Note that rules bordering on success are not exhaustive; they are more like basic and insightful ideas one can explore if one is determined to succeed.

Just like there are many ways to kill a rat, there are also many ways to succeed. However, one thing is certain, one must follow and adopt relevant principles. Principles are universal, and once rightly applied, one is bound to reap the benefits. I will be sharing some of the principles a diligent, progressive and success-prone mind can adopt.

While reading, working hard and smart on your business are important, it is imperative to note that learning a skill, developing your talent and gifts are equally important success magnets a rational mind must adopt. Some of these success principles which I call success magnets are built into soft skills among which are building capacity, having a good reputation, being diligent, consistency, networking, personal relationship, good attitude, good communication, problem solving skills, creativity and empathy.

You may be wondering how one applies these soft skills? Let’s start from the area of building capacity. In any area you would like to get prominence, you must endeavor to learn as much as possible to gain credibility. When you have developed capacity, it will be easy to apply soft skills.  It is sad to note that sometimes, some people put the cart before the horse, and think the universe will favour them. No, you must understand the process. No serious mind will give you an opportunity when you are yet to develop capacity. When you develop capacity, it will be easy to apply the soft skills.

Even if you haven’t developed capacity, you can creatively use soft skills to learn how to develop capacity if you have a good communication skill, great mindset and attitude.

These soft skills might sound ordinary, but trust me, they are very fundamental. This is because, even with theoretical and practical knowledge, if you don’t have these soft skills, you might appear unattractive. But if you have these soft skills, you can learn both theoretical and practical knowledge.

It is easy to say ‘I want to succeed’, but when we are exposed to the diligent and consistent work we must do, we’ll rather remain in our comfort zone. Trust me, I have been there, but I refuse to stay there because I have since understood that there’s no gain in playing little when you can play big.

On a personal note, I normally do all within my reach to give my best shot by preparing for the best and expecting the worst to the extent it goes south. As you may know, nothing is guaranteed in life, no matter how hard you work, or how much trust you may have in your work. You can do all you are expected to do and still fail. Yes, you can have theoretical, practical and social skills and still fail. In such a situation, just know that your time has not come yet.

It’s important to note that there’s no substitute for excellence.  It’s either the work is good or not. To achieve excellence, endeavor to spend one percent of your time in an area of your life you have a strong interest in or whatever you are passionate about. By doing, you will develop expertise.

Another great rule for success is surrounding yourself with greatness. By this, I mean people who are exceptionally good in what they do. They might not be in your areas of interest, but if they are, that’s a plus. These people might be younger or older than you, they must have certain traits or values you admire, but more importantly, they should bring out the best in you.

Most times, in our quest to make an impact in life, we tend to focus on hard work which is good, but experience and life has taught me to focus on what ignites your spirit and soft silks can be the game-changer. When you channel your energy on where you are celebrated, you will understand the importance of value. Imagine working with someone who doesn’t understand the value you bring to the table, all your work will be considered as mere service, but someone with a heart of service, gratitude and appreciation knows the importance of value when they see one. This is the simple reason why most employers and resourceful beings make conscious efforts to retain certain people despite the noise outside.

When you are successful, there’s this level of happiness and fulfillment that comes to you. This success comes to you because you have done something unique like having mentors or role models. Let’s take a minute to discuss mentors and role models, and their importance.

If you will agree with me, success leaves clues where it derived its strength and foundation. There’s nothing in life that doesn’t have a foundation. As you journey through life, find mentors and role models who have already achieved what you would like to achieve. Just like you study what the happiest couples have done to stay together for decades if want true love; you can also learn from the experience of those whose marriage didn’t work, they might give you one or two advice that might be more beneficial to you than couples whose marriage never broke up.

If your dream is to be the best lawyer in your city or State, study what the best lawyers in your city or country did to achieve their reputations. If you want to be a World Champion, study the lives of World Champions, and learn how they did it. If you want to be a millionaire, find millionaire role models who you would like to be someday. If you want to be an entrepreneur, find a few entrepreneurs who inspire you and study how they achieved what they have. Without a doubt, mentors and role models are your shortcuts to unleashing your greatness. By learning from the experiences of others, you will increase your possibility of succeeding, and avoid unnecessary mistakes.

Give and Give: This principle is mind-blowing. As humans, we are naturally selfish, we do care for ourselves most times more than others do. Don’t get me wrong, you need to care for yourself first. However, for the purpose of this principle, I want you to know that you will get what you want faster when you help other people to achieve what they want. Life is not about you, neither is it centered on you . The average man seeks what he can receive from the world. The extraordinary man seeks what he can give to the world. When you assist other people without having an expectation, they will be glad to go the extra mile for you if they have an appreciative mindset. And of course, a lot of people do!

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He works with the New York City Department of Correction as the Legal Coordinator.  He’s a Human Capacity and Mindset coach. He is also a public speaker, youth advocate and creative writer. He’s the author of the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright to Success. He can be reached

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The Irrefutable Power of Commitment




By Tolulope A. Adegoke

“Everyone who is called great due to his or her attainments and heights of greatness, having achieved strange order of blessings didn’t just emerge there on a platter of gold but at a Cost! In truth, the cost of every greatness is SACRIFICE, but the sacrifice is incomplete without unwavering (levels of) COMMITMENT. Therefore, it is not easy to be EASY…when life’s challenges scream at you, you must consistently engage your shield of FAITH”! – Tolulope A. Adegoke, PhD., MNIM, FIMC, CMC, CMS

The most dangerous and underrated man is not just the skillful or talented man, but the COMMITTED man! The soul of a committed man does not die! Even his deeds live after him (posterity)…his deeds are open doors unto many lives and destinies…Jinx must have been broken by his tenacious lifestyles…

Men of SKILLS may become overly confident and wavering, but a committed man sticks to one thing at a time, then, gets things all done with patience, focus and tenacity (ensures he breaks through); but the combination of the two (Commitment and Skills) settles it all in grand styles of honours. Though, he may experience hunger, financial issues; he may encounter very strange types of human beings, but that will not still move or break him. Of course may feel frustrated at some point, but grace will find his soul from melting like the sheer butter in the rays of the sun and his faith gauge from dropping. It may get to a point that he would find himself in between two worlds, but surrounded by nothing… In all, he must have learnt greatly to be firm and strong in trials, to be patient enough to wait on God in his struggles, to be wise enough to discern, to bridle his/her tongue the more, to worship God the most in all, even in the thickest rejections of men, and to gaze on Him (God) even when his/her health is failing, but to keep loving innocently when hatred, envy and jealousy merges up to intimidate the Royalty and loyal strengths that he carries and represents. Then, all of a sudden, when such being gets to the point of sinking, God intervenes and delivers him/her from them all…

Committed beings may bend for a while, but will never break because they have a “bounce-back power” called Grace… which is a divine dew of ease on them as lubricants and healing- an indication of God’s resuscitating agenda from His throne of mercy that depicts Him saying: “I am with thee, I will help thee, I will guide and guard thee…”

Truly, it is the grace of God that completes a “course” and a “cause” to getting the CROWN!

A committed man must never claim to be “Self-Made” but “God-Made,” because “it is not by power nor by might, but by the Spirit, thus saith the Lord of hosts!”

A committed man is a recipient of immeasurable mercy, grace and favour from God and Man, including the creations of God and Man.

The final speeches of champions that are usually captured on the global set which marvels the world of such impeccable excellence and rare greatness are most of the time given through pools of background tears waits on God for interventions, several spites, dejections and rejections from the ordinary people who in the end applauds them for the rare level of excellence and the greatness that manifests through them (champions).

Be like the rose flower, it commits to its own growth even in the midst of thorns…yet, the thorns shield the rose flower from being plucked ordinarily by small minds…

The ‘thorns’ represent your challenges, while the ‘rose flowers’ connotes your greatness… You are rare species of God’s creation, therefore, I charge you to MANifest!

Be like the Eagle that weathers the storms to soar even beyond the clouds, while other birds are in their hideouts [comfort zones]. Remember, the “comfort zones syndrome” keeps you out from setting records!

Be like the ants, they are futuristic and goal-oriented…

Be like the pride of lions, they know who they are and are always committed to protecting this great value!

Challenges may scream at you, but WORK, FAITH, GRACE and PATIENCE would see you through if you would be committed to the right things at the right times, at the right place. It is important to note that: “Commitment is LEVERAGE!” Commitment gives you Bounce Back Power[BBP]! Don’t just envy success, but envy SACRIFICE! Never settle for convenience over DESTINY! You are way too blessed to ever dare to settle for an empty life.

Jean Chatzky has this to say:

‘Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus and be committed to your vision or desires [on emphasizing the positive]’.

The Law of Reciprocity

Any relationship or dealings that has no real reciprocity will die…Reciprocity is the order of life! Strong people will keep giving to you for a long time and eventually, if they do not see it coming back in a similar capacity, they will eventually become convinced that the investment does not worth a return…

If you do not learn to ‘give’ like you learned to ‘get’ (receive) in every area where there is no reciprocity, it will die!

Anything that takes more than it gives will eventually destroy the giver…it is not only biblical but scientific and ecological! Even God commanded the farmer to let the ground rest for a while for it to be revitalized with nutrients! Plants emits oxygen for man to live, while man exhales carbon dioxide for plants to live…it is a ‘give and take’ world system! It is a real-world of COMMITMENT!

I will not take anything from you unless I add something to you! I will be an asset and not a liability! If I stay at your house, you will miss me when I leave! I am going to add something to you before taking anything from you! If I join your church or organization, you will feel My impacts that something has been added to you! When you get me, you get help! In fact, I am an answer to your prayers!

The only number that doesn’t add to the sum total of the equation is a zero that lacks help to upgrade or maximize proper/reasonable effects!

What do people get when they get you?!

If you can describe it, define it and deliver on it, you will never be without them! Everybody wants assets, while liabilities get left behind!

You must be Committed to God, Family, “Church” [gathering of the saints] and to your DREAMS!

You cannot get people to believe in your Dream until you believe in it yourself!

Stop asking people to invest in things when you have no investment! Stop asking people to deliver to you when you are unwilling to go into the wild for yourself! Nobody is going to put into your dream before you put (invest) into it…you have to invest in what you dream for! A golf club is just a golf club until you put it in the hands of the likes of Tiger Woods, then the value shoots up! It’s the same set of club, but all you had was commitment… The same thing goes to our individual dreams…when a dream gets into the hands of a committed person [to the dream], who has been working when they were five and swinging it when they were six, nine and when they turned twelve…O yes! You will get a great return on it because somebody had invested on it!

Do you have anything that you are dreaming, that you are willing to be committed to enough to see it happen?! Or you go on [the] wishing well of life, wanting to receive on credits something that you are not willing to pay for?!

You must be committed to your dreams! I have never met anybody who became incredibly successful in any area of their life until they have suffered, sweated and sacrificed, kept their focus and fought through tears, trials and tests…so if you have a dream and commit to it, it will surely come to pass…though, the vision tarries, wait for it! It will happen! It may take a while, you may even have to take classes, you may even have to start the business in your house, but it will happen! My God is not just ALPHA, but He is also the OMEGA! He is not only the BEGINNING, but He is also the END! God started it, He will finish it! YES, He will! But your own part of the deal must have been completed by being committed to your Dreams before He [God]commits Himself into your course, to creating a CAUSE!

Anybody can dream it, but you can never see it until you are willing to be committed to it! Bishop T. Dexter Jakes gave an example of himself that, as at the start of his ministry (The Potter’s House), he started from his house. Sometimes, he worshipped alone, then gradually things began to change as he stayed committed to his dreams… God only concentrates on COMMITTED people! He is not a joker!

I further dissected the word ‘commitment’ as follows:

To Be Committed means:


Be come it! That is, be the best description or example of your Dream, then fulfil it by taking the required steps without wavering!

Thank you all for reading.

Dr. Tolulope A. Adegoke is an accredited ISO 20700 Effective Leadership Trainer

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