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“Weekly Photo Challenge:On The Move”

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This picture taken at a bus terminal.

Aba is a commercial city of neighboring Abia state. I was a bit stressed up because it was raining heavily couple with the very bad road we were to go through to get back to Calabar.         The journey should ordianarily take less than three hours plus but took about five hours. The road is less than three hundred km. that cut across two states. Though it is Federal Government road. The total negligence by the federal and states authority to repair the road make life a bit difficult for traders/commuters and drivers alike who unfortunately ply this road everyday. Very ironical, a country so rich in oil but blessed with inexperienced leadership that does not have capacity to provide modern day infrastructure for its citizenry acros the board. It’s difficult to comprehend this.  

“Obsolete Mast”

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This mast was erected en-masse all over the country by P&T (Post And Telecommunication) in the ’70s. Along the line, the name changed to NITEL (Nigeria Telecommunication) It was the mast that facilitate telephone communication. So many decades after, the wireless, mobile and better telephoning system emmerged, the GSM. While some of todays leader who were there yesterday were busy telling us that telephone is not for everybody, some people in another part of the world were working on how to make telephone wireless, cheaper and affordable to all irrespective of class and age.

They never rest on their oars and today the coming of internet and technology has changed the level of communication completely. The system has gone beyond phone calling to granting the universe the platform for adding and exchanging value. Created by the great and productive minds. These minds are are problem solvers. Always working to make the world a better place.

This brought up the question why some countries are just good and why others are great?. The answer lies in the visionary commitment of leaders per time. Leadership is about service and when we begin to realise this and hold it dear to our heart most especially in Africa. We’ll begin to see tremendous and positive change in our developmental journey.