By Inok Solomon
Many will take Donald Trump’s statement, “Africans are slaves living like slaves in their own land, yet they claim they are independent” as undermining Africa. The interpretation is just simple, “that you are born poor, do not guarantee you poor.”
Donald Trump will rule Africans to greatness. How did Dubai add to her greatness today? After 9/11 when Arabs where so intimidated that, they thought it wise to return and invest in Arab America far from America soil. Today, Dubai is rated among the fast growing cities in the world, yet in the Gulf of so many wars.
That a man is born poor, seen the evidence of poverty from day one, Herd talks of poverty, felt the icy hand of poverty beckoning on him each day, he brands poverty an incurable curse. To him “Once poor always poor.”
Napoleon Hill said, “He resemble a horse that has been harnessed and broken until it forgets that it has the potential power with which to throw off that harness.”
We relegate to the background, becomes quitters. Ambition is gone, Opportunity comes no more or even when it comes, we have no vision to see it. Accept our Fate.
Atrophy and wither catch up with our minds, we stop dreaming, building ideas, nice to our bosses and take up Service life (Slave Heritage).
As much as Skepticism is the deadly enemy of progress and self-development.
Criticism would do you no damage or defeat your purpose once you know what you want.
A deep thought about the Garment Factory, Calabar Pharmaceutical Factory, Deep Seaport, Superhighway, Rice City, Mfom to Obanliku dual carriage highway, the Ogoja Rice Mill, Calasvegas city, and many others.
If going by Trump’s statement, then these great dreams of Governor Ayade are truly opening doors to the age of illumination and unfoldings. But we have as yet barely scratched the surface of knowledge and greatness based on our Resource and human potentials.
However, when we shall, as we will, unlocked the gate that leads to the secret power which is stored up within them, it will make all past development pale into oblivion by comparison. And as Prof. Patrice Olumumba said, “Africa will only raise when Nigeria raises.”
Cross River is setting the stage, as Governor Ayade proudly return a reply to Trump, “I want to leave Cross River State not better than I met it, but I want to leave CRS as a signature for the black man.”
Speak Ayade, Think Cross River!