Yeah, it’s been awhile since I last posted on this blog. I’ve been away on other projects. So far, the drive to write hasn’t left me in a hurry but just the time it would take to chunk out the piece.
Just yesterday, I was reading about Governor Seyi Makinde’s decision to honor his campaign promise in declaring his asset. I was inspired by his boldness to step forward. Aside that, I wasn’t expecting anything less than what was declared. But just like we are kinda different, someone else might have different sensation towards the declaration.
Twitter was ??? immediately the news was published, but this morning, another twist to the story came where people were asking to know the source of his wealth.
Some people asking what’s the source of Governor Seyi Makinde asset?
I am like…even after seeing all the companies he declared alongside the asset on public domains...are you for real?
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, smiles as he respond to questions from journalists at the Code of Conduct Bureau where he recently declared his asset as part of his campaign promises.
I feel some, or let me say most, Nigerians are more interested in generalizing source of other people’s wealth – every billionaires are scammers, money launderers, drug baron and baroness, etc.
I may not be totally right in this context, but my friend Roy Biakpara shares similar beliefs as I, so that makes my argument stands, at least for now.
“Seyi Makinde’s asset declaration serves many purposes (multidimensional). It comes from his past to show how hardworking he’s been. It points to the future to show how honest he intends to be. He is not a saint & will be tempted. It behoves on the citizens to support him.” – Roy Biakpara
Someone who haven’t hold any public office since he has begun his entrepreneurial career and has made for himself wealth before coming out to serve – you are already generalizing him with those embezzling the public fund week in week out under the disguise of allowances.
Kunle Oyadeyi has been one of the beneficiaries of his kind gesture, and I’m not surprised he says;
Seyi Makinde singlehandedly built a block of classrooms for my secondary school in the year 2000. The block served as our Library and Computer Lab.
Why should we doubt he has #48 billion 19 years later?
GSM, keep setting the pace.
My argument is, if he’s not sure of his source of wealth, he wouldn’t have come out.
He might have stayed off the declaration, at least nobody can force him to do otherwise.
Las Las, we go complain and then calm down – as it used to be until recently that Nigerians are now forcing leaders to act like in the case of Ruga settlement and EndSARS impunity campaign.
No be today dem dem don dey promise us declaration without declaring nothing but few number of cows that refuses to increase in number after several months of aggressive herding.
O boy, let’s learn to embrace prosperity from the look of things and…
stop shaming success just to attract more failures.
Some people are just bitter about their life and all they are looking for is who to transfer that bitterness to. Just few days before they go to the altar, Bob shared a picture of his wife-to-be and #10 good things people must know about the lady and the impact in his life.
The controversial #10Things tweet was met with bad reviews on the Twitter Street. Some even said the man is a disgrace to humanity. Feminism this, feminist that. But few days after, they’d actually got married. And he posted another tweet showing the same people how sweet it was to finally get married to the Love of His Life.
Be very careful when you are sharing your success stories with bitter people. Especially, when you are using public domain like Twitter and Facebook, except you are mentally strong and fully prepared for the backlashes just like in the case of the #10Things case study. Search for #10Things on Twitter as case study.
Bob was prepared for that. In fact, he is a master strategist who has mastered the art of playing the victim and winner’s card all at the same time. You have to love him for reminding same people congratulating him about the #10Things backlashes.
Pastor Mensa Otabil said in his audio note that bitterness alone is enough to make someone remain on the same spot while thinking he’s moving at jet speed, but truth is, he ain’t going nowhere.
People will notice activities, but the result won’t just equate the whole experience.
If you’d like to listen to the audio, I can avail you that or make it available via my podcast.
“Let us begin to live in the consciousness of our actions. Bitterness won’t let you grow, it limits your abilities.”
Seyi Makinde declares asset of #50 billion naira. He is a face cap and T-shirt man. He doesn’t need to post brand new Rolls Royce on Instagram to show he has arrived.
Because he has decided to live his silent life doesn’t mean we all have the audacity to question his source of wealth. Nobody has the right to query another man of his source(s) of wealth in a normal clime.
You won’t need validation of anyone on something you really have. So, stop trying to make others look stupid for working their asses off to create their realities. Go work out your own life.
Live in the consciousness of your actions because it will affect your subconscious mind; see it as your productivity factory. Any material that enter in there will be reproduced to form your reality. Mind what you allow into your subconscious mind.
You are more that what you are getting. If you want more meaningful things to take place in your life, then you have to decide to change something – your perspective of things. Probe yourself first, are you doing more than enough to be more?
If not yet close, then try to be more by thinking positively about everything around you.