Today I was the United Nations Building in New York for a conference, and I was talking with a few people about some projects I ran when I was doing my mandatory Youth Service in Zamfara State of Nigeria. It was not known by most of my friends what I was doing because I didn’t want the information to leak out easily. Coupled with the fact that it was difficult carrying it out, there was also the issue of poor telecommunications facilities in that village. We only had one GSM service operator and they provided signals something like three days a month. My idea there was to create a reporting system through which I could inform the central Financial Crimes Unit in the State of things happening in the local government that needed to be addressed. Continue reading
A few days ago I wrote on the need to focus on work rather than on a job. Like I stated, a job may pay your bills, but it’s your work that gets you actual satisfaction and keeps you moving even in very difficult times. Have you wondered why some people who have a job seem most frustrated and will give anything to get out of such hellish conditions, while others with no income based activity are seriously excited at what they have found to do with their hands? Yes it happens, and the key reason here is that only what comes out of you, can truly give you the ultimate fulfillment in your life. This points me to the issue that I want to point out here, and I am beholden to the thing called an ‘idea’. It is also one of the most important responsibilities that people will have simply ignored or deferred to the next person. However, I have come to realize that though unappreciated in its full context, it still forms the basis through which a person can be delivered from the punches of life, into a state of continuous excitement, relevance, and achievement.