Dough ONAH shares his LIFE LESSONS from his time working with the FIRST AU YOUTH ENVOY, AYA CHEBBI! #AYM
At the moment, there are too many of us doing the same thing, and we think this is a good thing. Still, it is not, for according to the laws of advancements, growth, and development, the only way to grow is to grow vertically, rising upwards. Africa’s current kind of growth is a Horizontal growth, so it sees us spreading and duplicating inferior works when we can come together to build better conglomerates.
The presence of Ms. Uche Chigbo (Deputy General Manager, Special Assistant to the DG/CEO, National Identity Management Commission-NIMC-), The State Coordinator of NIMC in Akwa Ibo State, The Programme Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Mr. Adeboye Adegoke), The Legal Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Adeboro Odunlami), The Digital Inclusion Officer of Paradigm Initiative (Mr. Tosin Abolaji) among other Paradigm Initiative Staff, Policy Alert Staff, Root Hub Staff, Civil Society Organizations in the South South/South East and participants.
I am delighted to be participating in the Paradigm Initiative, #DigitalRights workshop. #Media and Information Literacy #MIL and #Internetgovernance are “the new basics” of education and this will further strengthen the works we’re doing at the #GAPMILYouth, lead by Daniel Nwaeze as we develop regional action plans, lead conversations and run inclusive campaigns across five (5) regions- #Africa, #Europe, #North & Latin #America, #AsiaPacific and the #Caribbean for #Digitalrights & #safety as well as educate the public on how to engage with information on and off the Internet, which, in turn, will help to build more inclusive #societies
PRAY RIGHT, PRAY FAIR.
“God I thank for for keeping me alive, many slept and did not wake.” ❌❌❌
“God thank you for health, many are sick in the hospital.” ❌❌❌
“Thank you God for your provisions, many are hungry.” ❌❌❌
MAGNIFY the LORD, EXULT the name of JESUS in your life and situation 👌
If you must THANK GOD in RELATION to others, (not comparison)…
“And, the rain finally came.
But, not without a whirlwind, a dust devil of forebode!” — Tony Ochelebe II
There’s a deep lesson in here… I pray God grants us wisdom to see through it all.
First, the people have prayed for several months for the rain to come, then the rain came, but when it did, the people complained — it came with this and that and that and this 🤦♂️ (as it is of HUMANS).
When you ask God for the blessings of a companion in marriage, you’re asking for sleepless nights, you’re asking for…
My answer to “where is the capital to start a business?”
There have worked for everyone for centuries, it still works and it ll work for you 👌.
It is not about YOU
In the last independence day, 🇳🇬 at 57, there were so many beautiful messages, amazing ones with goosebumps flying all over the social media space — I remember because I wrote a few of those too.
1 year gone and we’re here again, nothing improved, from the obvious — power, roads, education, infrastructure, health systems, minimum wage, NOTHING.
… today, we’re set to see more awesome good will messages from “Patriots”, with political icons on some of those text and to a large extant young people who do nothing pragmatic than wail on the cyber space all year round…
Research assistant #University of Calabar, FELLOW @nigeriasig , Nigeria Co-chair @AfrikaYM , Regional Driver @GAPMILYouth , Amb. @WEAfriHug , Trainer @Eagloid