Martin Beck Nworah Friday, November 25, 2016 4
As I entered the faculty this morning, I took a selfie to mark the ONE YEAR anniversary of my donating this gigantic clean mirror to my faculty towards the tail end of my tenure as the SUG PRO. I thank God for the provision.
Looking back, I am happy to have made some sacrifices to make my fellow students happy in so many ways. Naturally, I feel the pain of others and mostly because I appear proud and unapproachable, it was difficult connecting with so many people as I would've loved to. But I was always available to listen and help the little I could. God's grace, I was able to empty myself for my fellow students to be happy and enjoy the dividends of voting me into office.
To those who called me stupid for not "chopping" the money meant for my work and utilizing it for the purpose it was meant for, I thank you. But I will always state that for this nation to be better, young people must be accountable and responsible in even the smallest leadership position they find themselves. My mum always told me I will never lack anything in life, so why steal from the public? Her words keep resounding in my ears.
When the '14/15 academic tenure I was elected elapsed and it was clear nobody wanted to conduct elections for divergent reasons best known to them, I quickly put in my letter of tenure expiration, tendered my official financial account and stopped publishing or working in any official capacity as the SUG PRO. I went back fully to my classroom and focused on my books.
As a young man growing up, I strongly believe that there's a limit to excessive pursuit of stupidity and doing what is right. I was sent here to obtain a degree and make sense of the reason why I was brought into this earth. And in all honesty, I didn't allow anything, including money or the selfish interest of anybody make me compromise at any point. In all, I always did what I was convinced was the right thing to do. And till tomorrow, I will defend my choices with rational points. Our young people must learn how not to be pawns in the chess game of greedy elders.
Going forward, I thank God for his grace and for sustaining my legacies thus far. At #SchoolBagToPortfolio on the 17th of December 2016, I am looking forward to exchanging ideas with our delegates and make sure they share some of these ideals that will help our society become better.
Tell it to the mountains and hills, that I decided to refuse crumbs falling from anybody's table. I am building the future I believe is right for me and God's grace, we shall conquer.
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.