Nigeria arising

Nigeria on the riseSIR: Perhaps the sun is shining on Nigeria. The beauty of the land is beginning to blossom. The presence of President Muhammad Buhari on the political landscape is turning new leaves.

Nigerians are feeling hopeful once again. Those in mourning for many years of decadence in society are trembling to look at the horizon of transparence.

The sunshine is bringing succour. Citizens will rise with zest to take possession of their responsibility. Subdued atmosphere in the polity is a refreshing modesty. There is no longer obscene show of excesses of power by politicians.

The dinosaurs of the not so long ago era pouncing with impunity appear to have been blown away by the breeze of sanity. How fast the dragons disappeared into hibernation impresses the terror of a big whip. Good things are happening and folks are waking up to a life of civilisation.

An event that might be considered trivial to many economically displaced citizens but of cultural vitality took place in Anambra State recently. Governor Willie Obiano is supporting the arts to thrive.

Awka Literary Society showcased a magical poetry extravaganza titled: Return to Idoto. The two-day charged event was a posthumous celebration for the 85th birthday of the late poet Christopher Okigbo.

Good things are happening and folks are waking up to a life of civilisation. An event that might be considered trivial to many economically displaced citizens but of cultural vitality took place in Anambra State recently. Governor Willie Obiano is supporting the arts to thrive. Awka Literary Society showcased a magical poetry extravaganza titled: Return to Idoto. The two-day charged event was a posthumous celebration for the 85th birthday of the late poet Christopher Okigbo.

Poetry lovers and those who never had the opportunity of such experience watched the spirit of Christopher Okigbo come alive literarily through the performances of six great poets from across the country.

The big attraction at this phenomenal occasion was creativity, the ability of the human spirit to elevate above the mundane. This is what moves a society to greatness and not arrogant posturing by politicians.

The nation lost from gross engagement in the theatre of political recklessness. The evident consequence of which is lack of growth. Leaders without vision have become heroes. One wishes that the bandits will run and never return.

The missing ingredient has been leadership. The expectations from President Buhari are awesome. However, by standing still, he has commanded a great respect.

The shift in the mindset of the nation’s leadership is comfortingly projecting towards a positive ground. The president is bound on a quest to reverse the damage of the past. • Pius Okaneme, Umuoji, Anambra State.



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