“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
I believe should a national survey be carried out to ascertain Nigerians’ desire for a social change and transformation, that survey may likely yield up to 90 percent affirmative responses.
However, such high affirmative percentile responses may likely not occur should Nigerians’ readiness and commitment for a social change be measured. Findings from my longitudinal research on this issue show TRUST as the missing link between Nigerians’ desire for a social change and their readiness and commitment to actions that would culminate in social change.
Years of deceits by our elected leaders and other stakeholders in the Nigerian project have eroded our TRUST in the talk of social change and a better Nigeria! For many, we’ve resigned to fate, believing that Nigeria is gone and can never be mended. Hence, our “siddon look” approach to matters of social change and a better Nigeria.
You see, as humans, we have the creative power that birthed the universe domiciled (and for many, dormant) in us. It takes faith and hope to stir up that power and put it into profitable use. However, Faith is not in place without TRUST!
Hence, for us to be able to change the current narrative of Nigeria’s social, economic, and political trajectory, we need to be ambassadors of TRUST.
In your workplace, family, social group, etc, be TRUSTWORTHY. The quest for Nigeria’s social change and transformation is only realizable on the platform of TRUST.