Bolaji Akinyemi’s passionate drive for nation building .

By Shiloh Akinyemi.

He is my father, but a chip away from the block of his generation. This fruit fell so far away from the Nigerian tree that some times I am left wondering if this nature is truly Nigerian!

Rising from the hosting of Apostolic Round Table; Stewards of Nations where Stewarding Monetary System For Wealth Creation was the subject. For which he proposed Agbado Economy at saving citizens from poverty and the nation from economic quagmire.

He promised a Desk Analysis of his proposal, (paper) by the Team of experts who deliberated on it at the Apostolic Round Table by the way of recommendations to be made and communique to be issued.

Why we are still waiting for this,
his restless spirit on nation building has chun out GIA; Governance Impact Assessment for Edo and Ondo States on one hand and on the other, iWalk in Love; iWalk for Life! Developing his concept note for the walk, a duty that has become mine without pay, I am complaining o, tied down to a never ending mind on concepts when japa is the thing for an average Nigerian my age!

You can’t be around him and not love Nigeria, even my Canada bound brother is now daily growing his love for fatherland!

His concept note read; human life is sacred; given only by God and should only be taken by Him at the appointed time or through occurrences beyond human interplay, wherein we must submit to the will of the Almighty. Any one who takes the life of another is a murderer and must be brought to book and to justice!
Life is the gift of God, its protection, and of properties is the first and primary duty of not just Government but all whom God graciously bestowed LIFE!

Action Plan; life is worth the fight or the plea! If we are disadvantaged to fight then we should be humbled enough to beg to live!

Lagos, as the home state of Mr President must lead in public advocacy to see an end to insecurity in the country. Hence the need to raise the Voice of Lagos from a non-religious, non-partisan nor tribal point of view against insecurity to beg if we have to.

Charging the President of PVC Naija, Paula Bellgam on behalf of the LAGOSIANS, headed by an Islander Gboyega Johnson, he wrote, we must see the need to mobilise a peaceful procession to honour the memory of the victims of insecurity in Lagos on Wednesday, 14th February 2024 to demand justice for the victims of non state actors across the country who are trampling on our sovereignty as a nation through genocidal attacks!

He went further; “I have consulted widely and most Lagosians share our love for life concept and have decided there is no better way to celebrate this year lovers’ day than to love our neighbours and fellow citizens who are unfortunate victims of insecurity by enemies of our dear country.

The feeler is clear Lagosians are set to walk with us in celebration of Love and in protection of Life!

The proposed procession in celebration of Love and plea for protection of live by The LAGOSIANS; (Leaders After God’s Own Spirit Initiating A New State) is powered by Project Victory Call Initiative, AKA PVC Naija, whose Board of Trustees’ chairman is Dr Bolaji O. Akinyemi the hyper activist in love with Nigeria and Nigerians. A foremost builder of the house of Nigeria!

The walk is aimed at registering the discontent and displeasure of LAGOSIANS in particular and NIGERIANS in general against the ongoing MASS killings in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue, Kastina, Kaduna and some other states of the federation.
We are not unaware of the sensitive nature of our nation at this time. The procession will be well structured and coordinated.

Order is the focus of this and we have submitted this to the Commissioner of Police in Lagos; Mr Adegoke Fayoade.

The walk will be streamed live online by all our participating media that has the facility to do that. This is necessary to carry along Nigerians from all states of the Federation and those from the Diaspora to enable them air their views.

Voices of selected respected individuals will be captured to encourage Nigerians to embrace peace, while charging Mr Governor to take our appeals to Mr President to end insecurity.

The walk is designed to be a short but impactful walk!

Convergence Point: Fire Station behind the ShopRite complex, Alausa from where we will walk to the Governor’s office where selected international participants and Dignitaries invited for the walk from all over the country will make solidarity statement in support of the Government to fight insecurity and His Excellency will respond and later receive a peace plaque on behalf of Lagos State.

Lagosians, he said, have nothing to fear at making this a peaceful walk, courtesy of His Excellency Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s very impressive work on security. The route has enough CCTV cameras to help monitor the excesses of individuals and checkmate possible breakdown of law and order.
Participants should be rest assured; on our part, every measure to keep this procession peaceful has been put in place.

He ended his concept note to PVC Naija and the LAGOSIANS with; “Happy Valentine day in advance we say in love for life and humanity. And enjoined all to join iWalk in Love; iWalk 4 Life!

Shiloh Akinyemi is a writer and author. She’s also the host of “The Book Chef”, an online book review platform. Her pen name is ShillyPepper!