Just Got Invited To Speak At The Nigerian Economic Summit
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Someone in the Federal government of Nigeria must have heard my rants about NYSC or maybe they read How Stupidity Saved My Life or then maybe it was How Intelligence Kills.
Whatever the case I got a mail from Nigeria today (for the record I am in Houston) stating that I had been invited to
fry plantain and egg serve on a panel to discuss Education in Abuja. Dem even talk say that GEJ go dey ground (Ofili quickly deletes article calling PDP a shitty organization…).
All joking aside…Education is something that I am dearly passionate about based on my academic struggles in Secondary school, recent experiences working in Nigeria and speaking at various Universities in Nigeria. I feel strongly that there is a huge amount of work to do to get Nigeria to the standard it was at when my Dad graduated from Ibadan Technical College in the 60’s.
So my pact to you is that when I get on the panel, that I will speak from my heart with all honesty and no sugarcoating, just like I speak to you guys here everyday, except that I will not be using shit or wtf. But I will speak sha, I know it might or might not make an impact with the latter being the most probable of the 2, but I will sha try. Because you never know, someone in the room might actually listen and make a change or I could meet someone in the room that I can team up with and create meaningful solution to our educational system.
All in all I am excited. Check out the letter below:
Okechukwu Ofili wrote this….
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