The Power of Unity

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A popular African proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together.”

Fast? To what end? What’s the purpose of completing a project early at the cost of its quality?

As I comb through the pages of social media daily, I get astonished by the progress of the #EndSARS movement in my home country; Nigeria. Considering that this isn’t the first time that the #EndSARS hashtag is trending, no one could have anticipated that such a local plea would turn into a global movement within a few days. This all happened because, for the first time in history, Nigerian youths have found the key ingredient we lacked in all previous movements: UNITY.

In this new era, we have put aside all our cultural, lingual, and religious differences to achieve a common goal and it’s no longer a case of every man for himself.

Think about this on a more personal level now. What’s one thing you set out to achieve this year that you haven’t started yet or you’ve started already but you’re not sure how to proceed? While it’s understandable that the goal might be rather personal, could it be that the reason you haven’t gone far enough with it, is because you’re only accountable to yourself?

No matter how unique the goal is, there’s certainly someone else on this planet with a similar goal and chances are that they’re willing to partner up with you to go far with your goals and not just fast. Thanks to social media today, you can easily connect with whoever you want, from wherever you want, whenever you want. So yes, it’s quite easy to find these people.

But we can talk more about the power of unity in achieving your goals some other time. Today, we go all out to #EndSARS in Nigeria!
Although it may not be possible to physically join or lead any protest in your area at the moment, please join online and if possible, support the movement financially. We have only one Nigeria, and by the Grace of God, we will make it a home not just for ourselves but for our future generations. What do you say? Please let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. A. B. Lema

    I like to tag this protest “the awakening” because for once, it seems like we have woken up from the spell of disunity cast on us. I’m loving how it’s going and I’m already part of the telegram groups both at state and national level. #WeMove.

    1. Dikachi

      “the awakening” is such a perfect name for it! Well done with all the activities you’re involved in. A true Nigerian, we love to see it! 😀

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