Friday, May 25, 2018

Good Governance, Enabling Regulation and Education of our Society

Dr. Omolola Omoteso: 25.05.18 Benin, Nigeria
International Conference on Migration and Human Trafficking
Good Governance, Enabling Regulation and Education of our Society

Wa-koyo-o.  All protocols duly observed.

Governance is the process of making and implementing decisions to progressively move a society forward. It is about leadership, the art of leading with integrity with an end aim of growing the people.

Enabling Regulation is about policies; instituting humane bills, policies and laws to grow people and the economy. Some members of the senate go there to sleep but their role is to come up with progressive bills. Take for instance the international airport, due to lack of regulation money is going to the wrong hands and those who should earn value are losing. I have travelled wide and not visited a country where you pay for pick up at the airport. In MMI, pick up areas have been closed, uniformed men stay there to arrest people and take bribe. Those who attempt to pick up are asked to drop money or roped into a scam. I have a receipt showing a driver paid 400N for 5 minutes of pick up. This is robbery.

Education speaks of transfer of knowledge through teaching, preaching, information sharing and advocacy towards helping people in our society progress and prosper.

So what do we have in this multi-concept topic? Leadership Empowerment Advocacy Development: This spells LEAD. Many say the problem in Nigeria is that we lack the right percentage of good leaders but I daresay we lack the right percentage of good followers who can help or compel leaders to lead rightly.

We the people are three powerful words that start the constitution of the United States of America. “We the People” affirms that the Constitution is of the people, for the people, and by the people of the United States. This shows that the constitution was drafted to affect the citizens - regardless of colour or creed, directly. Bringing this home to Nigeria, we the people are part of governance. As a matter of fact we the people direct governance and have the power to lead the leaders. When the people said enough, people of all faiths and no faith united to oust Abacha in a supernatural homicide that has become unsolvable. When we the people said it was enough, despite the huge waste of wealth, we used our votes to quicken President Goodluck's exit. When we the people said enough, we fought Ebola and instead of facing an epidemic that could have destroyed our claim to the strength in population, martyrs emerged to save our nation from ruin. We the people can ensure good governance to create an enabling environment that would lead to the education and emancipation of our people. 

I'll tell you 5 stories because stories inspire. Long after you have forgotten my name and the fact that I paid naira, dollars, pounds, rand etc. to earn an education, you would remember the stories.

Story 1:  A lady was upset that despite the money required for masters in Nigeria she would still be subject to lecturer strike. She began to pray and plan about doing her masters abroad. When an opportunity came to travel to Brazil she took a loan to attend. During that trip, she exchanged cards with an Associate Professor from a university abroad. She later sought admission. One major ingredient that led to her admission was a magazine she began in 2004 after her trip to Brazil. She was admitted because she was doing something notable in her community and the magazine was the evidence. While at the embassy, she saw the gloom on people that were denied visa, she began to decree, Oluwa, e je ki won fun mi ni visa kin de gba pali mi lo sile l'oni meaning God, let me be given my visa and let me go home with my passport today. She found out later that the prayer was in part a curse. Why? Only those denied visa go home with their passport! Ignorance saw her praying the wrong prayer but God saw through her passion. Three years later, two scholarships and two degrees, she was offered everything from ori olori to arranged-marriage to an opportunity to work for a church in exchange for papers. She declined all and returned to Nigeria. When challenged, she said the Holy Spirit asked her to return home; she upheld her principles. Some called her crazy others called her stupid... Down the line, a man fell in love with her and he being a citizen invited her legally. The interesting thing is that this man wanted to marry a Nigerian but wanted one located in NG. She already had an awesome job and amazing benefit so while she gained marriage, she lost identity, career advancement etc. and she is only now rebuilding that. To gain something you must be willing to give up something but never give up your integrity, you lose self when you do. If you must leave Nigeria pray, plan, prepare and develop passion for your purpose. 

Story 2:  A Nigerian on student visa was attending a meeting at the UN. Enroute, her course director stopped for them to have lunch at all you can eat. This is a Chinese restaurant where you pay one price and literally eat everything you can: it was her first time. Omo see food was her friend's exclamation. Seeing few people asking for food packs, they quickly decided that take out may be a better idea so they collected a food pack and filled it with a lot of seafood including fish and shrimps. Excited that they got a great deal they approached the counter. The shock on their faces was immeasurable when the counter lady weighed the pack and gave them a bill double the flat rate. They realised too late that all you can eat and all you can take out are two different things. If you must leave Nigeria learn the rules.

Story 3:  A lady and her husband got visas to visit. She went first with their son and daughter and was linked to stay with an elderly woman. While she was abroad, her husband who works with a bank began to siphon all he could. The elderly woman soon insisted on rent after she discovered they were eloping and gave deadline to leave her home. The woman who previously ran a big catering business and had a beautiful life in Nigeria could only make hair and clean houses to earn a living abroad. Soon her banker husband joined her but they could not find legal jobs or cope with rent. They had to go to another state where they began to hustle. If you must leave Nigeria understand that illegal entry never automatically becomes legal and leaving illegally creates problems for you that will lead others to cut ties with you.

Story 4:  A Nigerian woman whose sons were studying in a foreign land decided to seek citizenship to a nearby country. She signed up for arranged marriage but she found out too late that of the $8000 she paid as an initial deposit to the arranger only $2000 was given to the fake husband. Soon, fake husband began to demand money. On the day they went for residency interview, immigration officer asked him, where is your wife from? Guess his response? May be Ghana! If she had a gun, she would have shot him! And she would have become a criminal... After the interview she asked why he did that and he said I don't know. But the truth is, he realised his ATM was about to gain freedom and he just could not bear to let her go. If you must travel abroad, understand that while this may be an investment to you, you may soon become a victim, if you do not find the legal path.

Story 5 is that of the prodigal son.  Many here are like him. We have Father Nigeria who has given us so much in terms of enabling environment. The constitution in use is the Nigerian 4th Republic.  As Nigerians we have freedom in many areas but how do we know if we do not read to understand? We all know what government refuse to do, but except we all are willing to seek knowledge, act and advocate there is no point whipping up sentiments in that area so I will focus on the enabling regulations and environment that Father Nigeria has offered you and I. 

1.     Free nationality, the right to be able to write Nigerian on forms. I never knew the import until I met a woman who explained that her challenge is how to become a Nigerian citizen.

2.     Free Education. We complain that what we have is not quality but we have a right to education and some still get to use family funds, sibling support, scholarships and corporate funding to get an education. Even where we pay, it is a fraction of what many pay abroad. My first bill for masters in the USA was 34,004$! Many Americans have lifetime education loans.

3.     Free Health. Yes, through state or federal, many can access health. It may not be quality but it is available. For many who have free health in the USA, you have to wait for months to be scheduled to see a doctor. Few years ago, I watched a woman deliver right on the floor in General Hospital. Of course that was not the ideal but she had access to a state ambulance that drove her there.

4.     Free Oxygen. It's free in most countries except to the unwell but I strongly believe that somehow many pay for it abroad through outrageous energy bills and pollution. It's usually smokeless but you know it when you have a shower and wonder why you are so dirty. You also feel it when your health begins to decline. Mostly in NG, save for PH with the problem of soot, we can see and avoid smoke. In Lagos state, you can petition against your neighbour for pollution even noise. I know because I did and got redress. Though slow, that opportunity is available. To petition for anything in the USA you may need to get a lawyer at 200$/hr.

5.     Free Religion. In a number of countries you cannot freely practice your faith. If I start singing Gbogbo aye gbe Jesu ga, even though I am in Benin, some will join me. Though mosques are permitted in the USA, they are mostly called Islamic centres.

6.     Free Human and Media Rights especially the newest bride that is Freedom of Information. Again we are struggling in these areas but I'd rather be here than in North Korea. 

7.     Free Right to Associate and Protest. We the people can hit the streets to complain about ANYTHING we are not satisfied with. We can non-violently stampede leaders to lead rightly.

8.     Free Right to Move and Own Properties. Nothing was said about moving cattle, which is why we need regulations.

Despite these opportunities and inalienable rights given to us as citizens, we like the prodigal son cry wolf and want out. Sadly those who stay in like the first son are not much better because they refuse to tap into available opportunities and resources. Father Nigeria now throws parties when second sons and daughters who migrated illegally return. The first son like many here, refuse to place a demand on their inheritance. Inheritance is benefit, nothing says Nigerians have to wait till leaders die or leave office before we can demand our rights and ask that whatever is free be QUALITY. Many times we complain, rebel or make noise but we soon become complacent and withdraw to our shells with the words Biko, I cannot come and go and kill myself. Then we run and hide in countries that fought for their own benefits.

A song comes to mind and I would want those who know it to sing it with me. Ajala travel all over the world... How many potential Ajalas do we have here?  In 1972, Nigerian music legend Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey sang about Ajala the Traveller in his hit album 'Board Members'. Board members... Moshood Adisa Olabisi Ajala was born in Ghana to Nigerian parents. As recounted in his book An African Abroad, he emigrated to America at the age of 18 with an ambition to become a doctor. He became famous at the age of 22 as a result of his bike trip from Chicago to Los Angeles. Ajala ran into conflict with the law in America and was deported. He who travelled to nations, dined with dignitaries and had a roll of women at his beck and call died poor in 1999. Gentlemen and ladies, if you must leave Nigeria know that it is better to learn sensible swimming skills before you are thrown into the deep blue sea! Ambitions are not magically fulfilled abroad.

In Nigeria we have those who govern (executive), those who make policies (legislators), those who uphold justice (judiciary) and the people represented by the media. The fourth branch of government refers to a group that influences the other three branches. It includes the people, the press and interest groups. The concept of the media as the 4th estate stems from a belief that the news media's responsibility to inform and educate the populace is essential to the healthy functioning of democracy.

Governance is a vague word used to describe how institutions or groups conduct public affairs and manage public resources. The concept centres on the responsibility of governments and governing bodies to meet the needs of the masses.  Governance can be measured in terms of relationship of government with markets, citizens, elected or appointed officials and civil society. Good Governance is about righteous leadership. It includes coordination, signing bills and enacting laws but leaders can rarely do it alone. They are ceremonial heads that cannot survive without we the people.

Arsène Wenger recently signed off as a hero who revolutionised football beyond the shores of Europe. He started from a point where he was unknown but the power of education and empowerment made him end well.  In the stories I have told you today as it relates to the topic, I have spoken about many Ps - Prayer, Planning, Preparation, Principles, Positioning and Passion. I have highlighted that you must understand the Philosophy of Problems and Problem Solving, know that Price is involved in Progress. There is always a price to pay but it is better to pay to the embassy than pay with your harvested organ. You must educate yourself and imbibe the virtues of education, credibility, efficiency, national consciousness etc. Even in the face of adversity and challenges, you must value your values. If your values toggle or change with who you are dining with, you lack integrity and should consider going into kalokalo aka lottery not leadership.

Wenger changed the face of football. Oprah changed talk show. Jackson converted pop music into a religion of sort. Fela dared the government even in the face of his activist mum being harassed. Aba Women mounted insurrection against British hijackers. Iyalode Efunroye Tinubu dared monarchs and colonialists as she wielded immense influence in economic and political regulations. They all appear to have stubbornly tapped into the power of education. That doggedness, is not stubbornness, it is passion. No one can create an enabling environment without passion. Another strong P to understand is People. There will always be three sets of people around you - those who want to see you grow, those who want to see you fall and those who care less. Find mentors and mindfully submit to learning. You can elect to pass through challenges or pass out. There are things for which you need a crowd and others for which you need one person to break you in. The final P is passage. Heaven and hell is ever open to welcome those who chose to quit but I know you are not a quitter. Embassies are also open to pass you through or pass you out. The gamblers song by Kenny Rogers goes thus:

You got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run…

It is important to know when it’s time to bow out. If you are not making progress in your bid to ja, it is time to say, pass and sing I love my country I no lie, na inside am…

Now Migration 

Migration is the movement of people from one location to another for temporary or permanent living. It is presently a global phenomenon. This includes migrant workers, their families, students, those moving away from war refugees, those moving from poverty – economic or labour migrants, those running from discrimination and xenophobia – asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, victims of human trafficking, particularly women and children.

Leviticus 19. 33 states: ‘When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do them wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you.’ Sadly this is not the case. And you must understand why. If America decided to make all migrants citizens, soon their borders will flow with migrants and who they are will change. 

Migration exposes a central inconsistency in globalisation. If money, information and knowledge flow freely across the globe, people should. Labour migration feeds the global economy. There are about 235 million documented migrants in the world today. At least 50% are economically active. Many are prepared to risk it all, in search of any opportunity for a better life. But are there really no opportunities in Nigeria?

This is one country where you can decide to be a caterer or a graphic artist today and go ahead to print business cards and start signing on clients. If you do that in the USA, you may be arrested. For our government in Nigeria to handle governance well as it relates to migration, they must research, understand and define who migrants are and create regulations to stem the tide of problems that can arise from migration locally and abroad.

Migration is a solution that opens windows of opportunities but it becomes a local and global problem when not regulated. The UAE’s model is such that has redefined migration and continues to tap into the strength of economic empowerment through migration. But for migration and the laxity in regulation, Obama would never have become a president in America. Ibo boys in Lagos tap into immense value but how well have they contributed especially considering many would rather sleep in shops than spend money on the unregulated tenancy system. This is same for many who move from one region to the other. Regulation is important to enable states and countries tap into the symbiotic value of migration. But I’ll focus on the issue of governance, enabling regulation and education.

The only reason anyone would consider eloping through the dessert or sea is selfishness or senselessness, which stem from the lack of education or knowledge. There are many reasons today to stay clear of such paths – trafficking, terrorist tags, modern slavery, rituals and worst still organ harvesting. But, many decide that iku ya ju esin lo. Meaning death is quicker than shame.

In faraway Ohio around 2007, I produced and presented a programme called cross culture. It focused on building bridges and breaking boundaries. Our government needs to do that even from state to state. I decried the roaming of herdsmen as a teenager; today having no firm regulation has turned this into a problem bigger than the government. Solution? Regulation.

To ensure a society where the young and old would not daringly put their own lives at risk in search of golden fleece which must and can be created into existence ANYWHERE, those at the helm of leadership must educate the populace and come up with enabling regulation which will help to create enabling environment. But many leaders would rather have a largely illiterate electorate. A Yoruba proverb says, ki eni to go ma gbon, ki a le ma ri oun tu je bi isu.  May the foolish never be wise, so we can have something to continue to feed on like yam! The onus is on you to seek knowledge. We were robbed with curriculums that focused our attention on the West as we learned as white as snow, from that moment, our minds were engineered towards the West. We were wired to accept foreign aids, which can only leave us with AIDS that we need more foreign funds to cure. But we can unlearn and relearn. Learning as white as cotton, will focus the minds of many on agriculture. We can undo the damage by looking inwards for solutions one of which is to ensure we have voters card and plan to vote so that we can influence the crop of leaders we bring on board.

Who is responsible for governance? 

EVERYONE including you and I. Governance is not just the business of the executive, judiciary and legislature. The fourth estate made up of the press, the people and interest groups are responsible for governance. We elected those in power but we make them tyrants and dictators when we fail to do our part. Doing our part may cost us sweat or worst still blood but if we stand right, we will compel them to do governance right.

How can we create an enabling environment?

To hug a child, you must open your arms wide. The wider my hands the more welcoming I am to the child. If we must nip migration in the bud then Nigeria must be conducive and accommodating especially to our youths and talents likely to seek opportunities in other lands. Building more walls, tightening visa acquisition and trying to restrict movement is not working. If it was, we would not have so many deaths and disasters. We need to address those issues urgently to avert instability and save lives. But how?

1. We must use the power of regulation to create more legal avenues of migration.
2. We must use the power of education to rethink the positive nature of migration.
3. We must create better systems so that people can migrate under safer and better conditions, to allow them to contribute optimally to the development of the host communities.
4. We must dispel stereotypes that criminalise migrants.
5. We must collaborate to foster more publicity around the narrative. Civil society must form coalition especially with media and institutions to sustain and move the narrative forward.
6. Governments must take the lead by implementing public education and access to information and proactively muster the political courage to take action.

7. We must research, review and mitigate the push factors and risks involved in illegal migration.

The central figure of Christianity lived as a marginalised mobile person. The Bible clearly asked that, we cultivate a compassionate attitude towards migration. The Bible itself is a story of migration, an exodus of generations. Abraham was nomadic! His grandchildren were immigrants in Egypt. Jesus was on exile in Egypt. The Lord said to Abraham: ‘Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home, and go to a land that I will show you. I will give you many descendants, and they will become a great nation. I will bless you and make your name famous, so that you will be a blessing.’ Genesis 12: 1-2 I bet many of you will argue that God said same to you! Well, have fun explaining that to an immigration officer! 

Fear of the unknown led to the terror, which saw Joseph being trafficked. Later we see Joseph’s father and brothers, their families, flocks, and all they possess leave Canaan and migrate to Goshen, where there is food (Genesis 37-47). Today many still travel out of fear, terror or for economic reasons - we run away from something but we must consider what we wish to run into IF we have a choice. Those who run from war zone or natural disasters are left with no choice. 

We know that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph settled for about two years in Bethlehem, until after the Wise Men’s appearance, today we need wisdom which stems from education. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I exiled from Jerusalem to Babylon: ‘Build houses to dwell in; plant gardens, and eat their fruits. Take wives and beget sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters husbands, so that they may bear sons and daughters. There you must increase in number, not decrease. Promote the welfare of the city to which I have exiled you; pray for it to the LORD, for upon its welfare depends your own.’ Jeremiah 29: 4-7

The first and primary duty of each migrant is to work hard for the wellbeing of his or her host country and a religious migrant needs to pray for the host country. Knowing this will free you from the concept of 419 geared towards going to collect what was stolen from your forefathers.

We must understand that good governance is about the people electing righteous leaders and supporting leadership through advocacy and participation in development. ~ St. Anne The people cannot do this without education. Regulations will go a long way to position Nigeria and Nigerians for better life and opportunities. To establish the Solidarity Action Network, we started with thousands as waka enter members. Defining membership was war; those who started and remain with us know the story. We weeded out members with poverty mentality, mudslingers, and sycophants... We bade farewell to political shenanigans and those who had the effrontery to disobey rules. Those who did not help to set the agenda, tried to hijack and twist it. Till now, some have defied rules by not ratifying their membership but when they are removed they claim high handedness. Some are members with no iota of commitment. Pastor JT Kalejaiye is noted for saying, a committee without commitment will commit crime.  It took us months of setting agenda, sowing, pruning, nurturing to get to where we are but have we moved forward with our agenda? Have we reaped the harvest we envisaged? We have those close to the corridors of power as members, but have they impacted us beyond dropping political publicity? We have movers and shakers of timber, iroko and obeche but how well have they contributed to using our ideologies internally and externally? Change begins with me began on SAN... Ideas have flown around like leaves in summer, but how well have we implemented them?

SAN's story is the story of Nigeria. Can we change Nigeria? YES WE CAN! But, we cannot with the present laid-back attitude and disjointed agenda... Which is why I am big on pushing the philosophy of individualised change as a stepping-stone to community change, development and nation building. For Nigeria to change, ideologies, policies, mindset and character must change. Our cultural, value and belief system must be re-engineered for real change to occur.

The narrative of mudslinging incompetent leaders must change to a narrative of pushing for integrity and good governance. I'll try not to poke at the governor of this state since I am technically his guest. Ambode would have got away with LUC and he may end up getting away with it ultimately because instead of we the people insisting the policy goes through the right process during which strategies can be put in place to knock it out, folks are condemning the wrong process so he says, e ma binu (don't be offended), we have reduced it! Something that should have warranted impeachment got a slap on the wrist! 

Hijackers of our nation have their own agenda. If all we are doing is fighting to translate or reorder that agenda, we will fight till we are exhausted. They set it, know the ropes and understand where the landmines are positioned! We the people have become lethargic, no thanks to passive activists. When we try to make noise, they distract us with dancing Dino, falling Metuh and fuel scarcity.

I had a case in court and was vigorously arguing "pro se" against the plaintiff and plaintiff's attorney's fraudulent allegations and my consultant cautioned me to develop strategies for arguing my own case not theirs... I developed a maxim, which is working for me in many areas - Don't play their game. Play yours. Don't pray against their plans. Plan and pray for yours. Don't argue against their case. State clearly and defend yours. Face forward. Stay focused. Ariwo, na noise. We must set our own agenda. I believe we had a forum where we used "Resetting Change" as topic... We must define and reset the kind of change we want. After all, someone defined "change" as remnant from conductors.

Are we ready to set an agenda for choosing, grilling, formatting our leaders? Are we ready to head hunt and back up such talents by pressing all the buttons to ensure they go through the necessary process for acceptance including attending the policy institute in Kuru where the northern powers send and set the agenda for those they nominate for leadership? Our leaders must understand what leadership means otherwise them plus aides are merely being blown around!  What am I saying? Many of those we deem credible, lack competence. Can incompetent hands be fielded for progress? I can lament till visa is free, can I possibly stop the American embassy from receiving visa fees?!

We the people have been denied the future and we dreamed about. Our rights have been dangled as baits but time is now to place a demand on our leaders. We must call for inclusion beginning with here. We must see ourselves as Nigerians not northerners, easterners, westerners or southerners 

Our leaders must address the causes of migration, eradicate terrorism and ensure stability. The present idea of repatriating illegal immigrants must be reworked. Folks cannot elope illegally and then be legalised by branding them as victims. Economic migrants are not victims. Why? They have sought illegal route because they want an easier way out. They run not for lack of opportunities but fear of the unknown.  Victims are those who migrate as asylum seekers due to war or natural causes threatening their very existence. To those, the borders must remain open and safe but receiving countries run a risk if their countries are wide open with no regulation. By following their regulations, we show a great deal of respect for ours. According to Nadia Murad a human rights activist from Iraq who is the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations (UNODC) “The world has only one border; it is called humanity.”

I grew up in a family where we saw no open display of affection. But in attending Home Science briefly and later on attending Federal Government College Odogbolu I saw how parents hugged their children. So when next my parents visited, I hugged them. Sure it was wobbly at first, now it is a norm. I challenge you today to take what you have been given by Father Nigeria and create your own enabling environment as we foster a strong united force to demand that thing be regulated. Seek your own education. College is great but over rated. Lamenting about not having anyone to sponsor you will do more harm than looking for someone to mentor you in your chosen field. I have always hammered on the point that change is a process not a party. Adopt Solidarity Action Network’s concept of individualised change, when you change you, all around you will change. As a young woman at the higher institution I decided I was done with bend down boutique. After listening to a sermon and understanding that though meat was cheaper at night I was paying for ill-health from all the touchery committed on it all day, I decided night meat was no longer for me. The decision not to be subject to strikes led me to pray hard to study abroad but guess what, prayer would not have solved it. I met the woman who referred me in Brazil, going there for a conference was not moinmoin. The time to learn to swim is not when sharks are upon you, if I was not educated in the use of internet, I probably would never have received the email granting me admission.

Time is now to teach the values of honesty, integrity, national consciousness and diligence to children beginning from primary schools. Research shows that more libraries mean, less prisons so time is now to liberate the next generation from the hold of the past where our leaders exchange children for cash.
Mobility is a human right. The power to live in Nigeria or leave Nigeria is in your hands. Legal is better and you can make it happen.  Talk is cheap. Action is required to mitigate the dilemma of migration. Many people in flight are desperate. Their suffering and abuse they experience which includes xenophobia becomes ours which is why we must begin to compassionately take parenting, mentoring, teaching and preaching seriously. We must all consider advocating for safe, regular and orderly migration: towards realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving full respect for the human rights of migrants. We must also address vulnerabilities of refugees and migrants on their journeys from their countries of origin to their countries of destination.

In the face of migrants being abused and treated as terrorists or slaves, the need to find lasting solution is upon us to ensure that human dignity is preserved. The challenge is bigger than any government, support by civil society and private bodies will go a long way to mitigate illegal migration especially through routes that puts the lives of Nigerians at great risk. I commend the Creative Leadership Initiative Project (CLIP) for taking ownership of this initiative that falls within the SDG Goals. I call on the media, civil society, cultural groups and religious entities to mindfully promote positive conditioning towards good governance, enabling regulation and education of our society.

Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I thank the organisers for counting me worthy of an invitation and I thank you all for listening. I am called Dr. Omolola Omoteso, you may not remember this but remember that life is a web of decisions, if you keep waiting for those who do not control your destiny to govern rightly, to create an enabling regulation and educate you, you may wait forever. Today, you can determine to take your future in your hands by becoming a good governor of your own life and resources regardless of this being limited. Remember that change is a process so "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress" is possible IF you regulate you. The first and second stories I shared are mine, what’s yours?