How NADECO & #OccupyNigeria protests leaders messed up their struggles
By Chima Christian
Some National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and “Oso Abiola” protest leaders found themselves in government in the fall of 1999.
“The National Democratic Coalition was formed on May 15, 1994, by a broad coalition of Nigerian democrats, who called on the military government of Sani Abacha to step down in favor of the winner of the 12 June 1993 election, M. K. O. Abiola.)
The ring leaders of 2012 #OccupyNigeria protests are now in government.
I am fairly confident that, more sooner than later, some #EndSARS protest leaders will begin to find themselves in government.
But what tends to happen is that those who shout the loudest “I no go gree” often times mess themselves up the moment they cross over from the demand side of governance to the supply side of it.
That’s why I am happy that some members of my #EndSARS generation are quietly acquiring boardroom and governance competencies that will transition us from protest leaders to active political power brokers who use the instruments of government to deliver good governance.
That careful metamorphosis from streets to boardrooms is an important phase of the capacity building process. Street-level skill is good, but it rarely delivers good governance as a stand-alone tool.
Click on the attached YouTube link to catch up on this and more from the concluding part of my conversation with NTA Enugu Network Centre’s James Oparaekocha.
Africa’s morning will come.
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