Despite all the xenophobic
attacks in recent times, I travelled to South Africa to bring you greetings,
saying, “Hello Friends.” It is a great week around me with loads of commitments
and challenges that would make me better. Hope we are all on the learning
curve? Life is all about learning.
I will paint a scenario from the
insurgency in Nigeria. This faceless and heartless group has killed a lot of
people, rendered many people homeless and has maimed thousands of innocent
Nigerians. However, we keep hearing statements like, “They will be brought to
book; it is a menace we have to learn to live with etc”. Unfortunately, when
the elections were drawing closer, the activities of this sect was a threat to
the conduct of the general elections and the Nigerian army swung into action.
The dastard activities of sect reduced drastically. Do we need emergency
measures of long term measures for a good life?
Emergency measures are decisions taken
to urgently resolve queries, issues and troubles. There is no body, state,
nation or continent that does not need to make fundamental decisions to keep
families at peace, stop warring factions and maintaining order. Some decisions
made lack depth, as such, they relapse easily; some are poorly planned, as such,
it attracts grievous consequences.
Long Term measures are the decisions
that are thorough examined. It can be akin to the process of passing a bill in
the National Assembly that goes through many stages before finally signed into
law. Long term measures usually get to the root of an issue and ensure lasting
There are people who do not know
the time to appropriate emergency measures or long term measures. They
mishandle situations and make a mess of it. There is a need for conscious
efforts on our side to understand situations and not just rush at it. Good solutions
can only be measured by its effectiveness.
Think deeply about the model of
ending knotty issues and making the best out of it.
Have a great weekend.
Labels: Attitudinal Change, Challenging, Contrast, Emergency Measure, Inspirational, Long Term Measure, Motivational, Olutayo Irantiola, Peo Davies, Versus Series