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Many of us have been complaining that 'Nigeria is bad, Nigerians are voiceless, nothing good can ever come out of Nigeria,' and all those depressing statements we unconsciously prophesy into the future of our country. What many people agree on is the fact that for Nigeria to change, the mind-set and attitude of a lot of Nigerians would have to change. Right from the person that complains about the government, but don't fail to throw thrash on the express road immediately after LAWMA officials sweep it, to the ones that say our leaders are corrupt, but would not hesitate to pay for 'Special centre' for their kids to write JAMB or WAEC exam.
We need a major shift in our mind-set, and someone very close to me, Dayo Nigeria, has tried to do justice to that, in his new book 'The Rank Shifting'
It isn't just like every other book, but one that traces any attempt to build a nation to the individuals in the nation. A country is just a name, that only gets her identity through the people that live in it. Therefore, if any meaningful transformation would happen, the author believes that it can only happen when the citizens of the country themselves have been transformed.
The summary is that it takes only a transformed man to get involved in transforming a nation. It all starts with personal grooming.
So are you interested in this major rank-shifting, or do you know who will do well from reading it? You can get a copy of this book from Eden Christian Library, Obafemi Awolowo University... Young Disciples International, No 1, YDI str, LASU/Isheri Expressway, Hotel Bus stop, Igando Lagos, or call Daniel on 08058669338, 07036027017 to get a copy
You can check more about the book on their facebook page here.