“𝑾𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒔𝒕, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒐𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒔𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒓“ —PLO Lumumba. 𝑵𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒓𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒍𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓. —Cicero. Having approached our misfortunes and fall through bitterness and pervasive without any positive result, it is very imperative to take to the sober approach characterized by retrospective engagements.
In the midst of abundant flow of milk and honey reigns very imminent rate of wretchedness and hopeless in Africa; an irony of life which is undesirable by every rational African. The continent houses about 30 percent mineral resources, 8 percent natural gas, 12 percent oil reserves, 40 percent gold, close to 90 percent of chromium and platinum and an endless of list of other resources that the world boast of today.
One would wonder why Africa and Africans remain subservient to other part of the world with little or no economic resources when we have a countless list of economic resources which include diamonds, gold, oil, natural gas, uranium, platinum, copper, cobalt, iron, bauxite, tin, coal, kaolin , cocoa beans, timber, palm oil, palm kernel, and coconut, groundnut, sugarcane and other agricultural produce.
The cradle of modern civilization is now lying helplessly flat on her back for the combinational factors of poor leadership and mediocrity in which human trafficking (the new form of slave trade), insurgency, electoral violence, to mention but a few, have found solace.
Virtually all the nations on the continent have become a hub of violent crimes, joblessness and galleries for the display of illiteracy, joblessness, maternal mortality and terrorism.
The only approach left to the pitiable situation of “Mother Africa” is an antidote to mediocrity and poverty through the right education and enlightenment. By exposing the people to whom we used to be and whom we are now, with an assurance that we could actually rise to stardom among nations and continents once again, the African race has the hope of being liberated from the mentality of “Apes obey” and remove the shackles around their wrists, necks and ankles.
A tested and trusted methodology as posited by the mission statement of ACRI. Which underscores the fundamental and one of the greatest achievements of Africa Covenant Rescue Initiative (ACRI), having successfully engaged the 8th National Assembly ‘Parliament’ to legislate in favour of June 12 as our Democracy Day celebration as against Junta’s preferred May 29. With the active support and approval of the leadership of the 8th National Assembly headed by H.E, Distinguished Sen. Bukola Saraki.
Dr Goodluck Jonathan, former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim, former Senate President/SGF, H.E. Dr Okwi Nwodo, Malam Garba Shehu, Bashorun Dele Momodu and a host of other patriotic fellow compatriots too numerous to mention, were instrumental to the success of the critical conversations meant to establish lasting solutions to the plethora and endemic issues of disunity. However, the current political gladiators and bureaucrats, shut out ACRI by maneuvering the event and made it look like it was their sole initiative; a reason for which the purpose was not fully actualized.
If Africa continues in the present steps of the leadership of the Nigerian government, “𝐌𝗼𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚“ would remain “𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐝𝐚𝗺 𝐑𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫”—the only man who was initially a dwarf and later a giant in his life time.
In the spirit of celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour, we identify with all our compatriots across the globe.