The ideal Nigerian | © Fola Daniel Adelesi.

If we do not define ourselves, we stand a chance of being defined, not as who we are but as we are perceived and probably in the wrong light because our silence will allow the wrong description. For five decades we have lived as an entity with conflicting opinions outside our sovereign domain defining who we are. Poor leadership is catastrophic enough for a nation but worse still is the inability of the people to give a vivid picture of who they are, where they are coming from and where they are going to. Ours is a nation that has suffered so much from the unbridled tongues of blabbers and we have come to our defining moment.

We live in the Niger area and are referred to as Nigerians but more importantly, the ideal Nigerian stands out in the community by being HOSPITABLE, PURPOSE DRIVEN AND VALUE CONSCIOUS.

It has not only been unfair to have been described by what someone else thinks but it has been devastating to have been a victim of opinions formed by the infamous minority. At this point, the popular perception the infamous minority has earned will not count as much as our actions.

The real Nigerian is hospitable and therefore has a heart for the people in his community. He thinks about their well being and fights anything standing against their well being with everything at his disposal. The comfort of others is very important to the ideal Nigerian and the security of same is held in high esteem.

Being Purpose driven explains what, over the years, has been called hustle and bustle. To get something out of life is the aim of the ideal Nigerian and not to get something illegally from his compatriot or any other human being on the surface of the earth. He does not only speak passionately about this purpose which drives him, he also acts convincingly about the passion.

Values are embedded in the fabric of the ideal Nigerian and is disciplined enough to have what seems like a natural restraint for anything not regarded as good values. The ideal Nigerian comes across as decent, regardless of gender, refined, regardless of age and courteous, regardless of status.

Whatever detail you think about or whatever picture you want to paint about a Nigerian, it will only be the ideal Nigerian if it is about someone who is hospitable, purpose driven and value conscious.

Fola Daniel Adelesi, ASM
9th August, 2010.
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About the author Fola Daniel Adelesi

Fola Daniel Adelesi is a professional public speaker who also trains other speakers. He's a highly engaging training facilitator and he holds his large audience spell bound when speaking at gatherings. Apart from his several platforms which include banks, insurance companies and religious organizations where he facilitates trainings, he has been a part of some national television shows and he spoke so intelligently. He's an author, business consultant and highly skilled master of ceremony with excellent poise and diction. He was on the Debaters TV reality show season 1, he presented 'You Can' on Radio Continental in 2011 and he did motivational segments on Galaxy TV from Dec 2008 to August 2009. Fola Daniel has authored at least 5 books including ‘Writing Business Proposals,’ ‘The Mentoring father’ and ‘Get up and hit that goal.’ He talked about Social Media on - An ICT Show on Lagos Television from August 2015 to late 2016. He’s a regular guest on some national tv platforms (including Channels TV and Television Continental) and a delight to their audience. He trained as a communications professional, works as a business consultant and was also trained at Lagos Business School in collaboration with Google as a Digital Business Manager. He is the President and CEO of the Edible Pen Group.

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