A NATION DESERVES THE LEADERS IT GETS.
…Moreover the economy would have further benefited in the sense that there would not have been a reason for the speculation in oil commodities from which the whole country eventually suffers. The Nigerian economy loses a quarter of her GDP to all sorts of economic crimes, fraud and speculations annually.
Such illegal economic activities the men were engaged in does a lot of harm to the economy, because the stolen fuel deprives the government of funds which can be used judiciously in building roads, hospitals, and other basic social amenities. These boys who are the creation of our collective societal irresponsibility, end up depriving us of the very comfort we so much yearned for. We are all deprived of development and civilization due to the stolen resources which reflects hugely on our national revenue.
Due to this act of Personal Irresponsibility, illegal businesses are setup, our neighborhoods are not secured and the economy directly and indirectly takes a big hit. The government alone cannot be blamed for this, because this is our neighborhood and if we cannot take care of our immediate surroundings, then we are clearly not carrying out our responsibilities and we don’t have any business blaming someone else. These street boys also serve as negative influences to our children and the younger generation through their get rich quick schemes.
“But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.” Galatians 6:4-5
Personal Responsibility leads to collective responsibility. When there is Personal and Collective Responsibility in a society, the government cannot but be responsible. That is why it is obvious that a nation deserves the leaders they get, because the nation produces the leader. The leaders are simply a reflection of the values of the society or lack of them.
“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” James 4:17
We often blame our government for their lack of responsibility, socially and politically. We forget that that is only a result of the societal irresponsibility in general. When there is no Personal Responsibility in any society, there cannot be a responsible government. Responsible government is an off shoot of a culture of Personal Responsibility.
Dear friends, I presume the point is been passed across to you that a National Transformation must begin with every citizen of the land. As you and I take Personal Responsibility for mending the things that are out of order in our community and nation in general, we would surely witness a transformed, developed and civilized society.
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION
By Pastor Sunday Adelaja.