Thursday, 15 January 2015

The 30 Day Challenge: Day 29: How Did We Get Here?

The first step to solving any problem is to agree that there is one. Thankfully, Nigerians are unanimous in their agreement that we have issues in this country. Disagreements arise only when talk about the degree or scope of the issues we grapple with.

To fix a problem, you must understand it. To understand, you must look back, check the files, spot the root cause(s) see if there are patterns or aberrations, then come up with plans to fix it. Sadly, history has been scrapped from Nigeria's school curriculum. They say it's irrelevant. They lied. The best way to avoid repeating mistakes is leverage the benefit of hindsight. We have been tripping over the same stones over and over again because we haven't learnt anything from the past. But how do we learn from what we are not aware of? So that's where we will start from - the past. Let's go back in time and understand our history. 


  • This video by Jide Olanrewaju is 2 hours 30 minutes long. We are a very data conscious generation but you MUST find a way and the time to watch it if you haven't and if you have, do so again. Watching it will put us all on the same page; that way we can have a shared understanding of history.
  • If you want to, feel free to share your impression after watching it, if not, your silence is a good sign :)
©Naomi Lucas
  • The 30 Day Challenge started on the 14th of January and will last until election day (February 14, 2015). 
  • To read previous articles on the subject, type 'The 30 Day Challenge' in the search box.
  • You can nominate your friends (And foes) to take the challenge by hitting the share button or copying and pasting the link on their timelines.

1 comment:

Adedeji Agbomabiwon said...

Thanks for sharing this video. We can predict the future by our present actions. I hope we all learn from this.