So I found myself somewhere on the streets of Ogba Lagos last Saturday 26th of May 2017; I wasn’t there alone though. I was there alongside men and women (all youths, so you don’t start picturing men in glasses and wrappers) who have made up their minds to stand for and represent the change they want to see in our beloved country Nigeria (I am also among the ‘they’).
I’m talking about the great, dynamic and unique BATON. BATON is an acronym for Builders And Transformers Of Nations established with an aim of birthing a brand new Nigeria.
Ours was a team of about 10 ; seems small? Well, what’s that saying again? Little drops of water make a mighty ocean, that’s right.
I can boldly and proudly say we left an indelible print everywhere we stepped into that day.
Oh my!! What more can I say other than ‘IT WAS AWESOME’. It wasn’t easy at some point though (when the sun decided to display its talent) but it was definitely worth it. Describing the categories of people we met in three different forms, I’ll say we met with the good, the bad and the ugly.
God bless Nigerians who still believe in and have hope that our beloved country still has a whole lot of good in it. These ones encouraged us and even went as far as praying that all that we desire for Nigeria will come to past.
Now what can I say? Some Nigerians are not smiling at all. These ones wont even so much as look in our direction not to talk of listening to what we had to say. They simply shook their heads (in a manner that meant ‘keep deceiving yourselves) at us and moved on. We didn’t let that deter us though (at least they didn’t attack us).
You see these ones; they didn’t buy our ideology, they didn’t believe there’s hope for Nigeria. You know the worst part, they didn’t let us leave peacefully either. One man even went as far as keeping us for minutes only to tell us he has been carrying placards since 2009 (and I was like ‘I am not understanding’ in Falz’s voice) and he believes change can only come from the Government. I can go on and on but since I’m trying to contain everything in the shortest way possible, I’ll stop here.
I think I’ll have an interview with the brains behind BATON NIGERIA one of these days but till then, you won’t want to miss out on being in a team of world changers. Visit batonnigeria.org, register and bring change to Nigeria today.