WHY I CHOSE SELF DETERMINATION

WHY I CHOSE SELF DETERMINATION

Every citizen must be allowed to find full expression in their language and culture.

Freedom to excel and achieve your full potential with full and complete incentives required of the government in place. Every citizen has the right to be happy.

Freedom to pursue your choice of trade and a profession of your choice without hindrance.

Where the rule of law is upheld without fear or favour regardless of one’s status or standing in the society.

This is the type of society whose ideal I cherish and live for, and if need be, for whose ideal I am prepared to give my all to achieve.

The majority of my people living outside of the country, whose choices I can rightly describe as a self-imposed exile, made those choices for lack of what to do back home.

As painful as it was for them to leave the comfort of their ancestral homes, they had no other option but to migrate to foreign countries with their attendant difficulties.

For those who eventually made it, they will tell you how excruciating the journey was for them.

It all boils down to self-determination.

The bottom line is that they are now able to determine how they practice their respective careers, how they now can fully and freely express their minds and intellect in their choice of language and culture.

Freedom, at last, they have come to relish, as foreigners on a foreign land?

Not quite.

Facebook Comments

About author

Austin Okeke
Austin Okeke 32 posts

Barrister Austin Okeke Writes From South Africa

You might also like

Life & Style 0 Comments

DAVIDO CAMPAIGNS FOR OPPOSITION PDP

Nigeria’s Afropop sensation, Davido is causing political shockwaves in home sate of Osun where he is campaigning for the candidate of the opposition People’s Development Party (PDP) in the race

WORKERS’ DAY 2018 – RAMAPHOSA’S CHALLENGES ARE DEEP AND ENTRENCHED

Workers’ Day 2018. The national minimum wage that was meant to be in place from Tuesday is not – and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s flagship project, a gesture to workers, remains

Life & Style 0 Comments

AMBASSADOR AHMED MUSA IBETO HOSTS EGBE OMO YORUBA EXECUTIVES DURING THEIR OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE HIGH COMMISSION IN PRETORIA

Monday , 27th November 2017, Egbe Omo Yoruba Southern Africa (NAYDSA) on behalf of Yoruba Sons and Daughters in South Africa formally welcomed the new Nigeria High Commisioner to the

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply