Champion (n) – “a person, who enthusiastically supports, defends or fights for a person, belief, right or principle”
Dear Fellow Citizens of
The euphoria over
Why is our nation, home to brilliant minds, rich traditions, rich in natural and mineral resources and centuries of wisdom, withering in poverty while most other nations rapidly move ahead of us?
Why are we, as a nation, drifting aimlessly, without direction or vision? Are our current systems, economic, political and social, limiting us in this era of intense global competition among nations?
Can we, the people of
Like all nations,
There is hope… We know from the testimonies and occasional glimpses of hope from people who are fighting independent battles to correct the system.
Can you and I change our nation’s current course? I am positive that we can, in many ways and with the right people and disposition.
In every conversation with fellow Nigerians, we have felt an urgent need to embrace change, to create for us and for our children, a society with hope, opportunities and fairness for all.
Some concerned and patriotic Nigerians have perhaps made the first small, yet significant, step in this direction. What was initiated as an idea among a handful of concerned citizens, home and abroad, has now evolved into a definitive organisation, which is intended to celebrate genuine progress, excellence, commitment, selfless and unalloyed service to the people of
Over the next few months, by networking with people like you, we want to bring together a variety of minds from all across the world to start putting together a ‘people’s agenda’ for the nation and encouraging and mobilising support for recognising, commending, promoting and celebrating individuals and organisations that we recognise as genuinely having the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians in mind. People who have acted, or will act, as guiding and pivotal beacon for our leaders and people, suggest new policies, set standards, and provide a direction for our future as a united and strong nation.
It is with this that I invite you to be part of this growing network of concerned citizens. We have already started this process by setting up what we hope will be a versatile website – www.ChampionsforNigeria.org (currently under construction) – where progress and hope in the country is going to be celebrated in words and in action, and whose main purpose is to recognise, commend, promote and celebrate individual Nigerians and organisations by publishing their actions and deeds and making other Nigerians realise that we are gifted as a nation with men and women of distinction. Through the dedicated website, we will celebrate any Nigerian of distinction irrespective of age, ethnic group, gender or religious disposition. The mark of excellence would also be given to any institution based in
We will not pander to the politicians and governments in
We do not care for academic titles and achievements; national honours; chieftaincy and traditional titles; religious titles; business and professional achievements; social and political recognition and professional status. We will shun, discredit and expose mediocrity, mismanagement, wastefulness, lack of purpose and sincerity and corruption. Instead we will promote and highlight good governance, sincerity of purpose, commitment; selfless service; honesty; hard work; and good behaviour towards alleviating the problems of
We have got to take our country back from the forces of regression and those who are hell bent on monopolising our God-given resources and wealth in order to oppress us and keep
Please join us, all Nigerians of goodwill and foreigners who are friends of
Our email to register your interest is Champions@championsfornigeria.org and please pass on to people you think share our ideals and vision.
Mr Jimmy Ojezuabi Gabriel Mr Ade Adewolu Mr Godwill Agbakwue
Mr Femi Ibiwoye Mr Akintokunbo A Adejumo Ms Angela Bruce