“Every time we choose safety, we reinforce fear.” I am off to Nigeria! Kayode Ogundamisi
Dear Friends and Adversary alike ,
The words from Cheri Hubber above best describe the raison d’être not to desert our homeland based on the fear that forces of evil will exterminate us. As a consequence of a collective resolution of members, volunteers and sympathisers of the Nigeria Liberty Forum I will be arriving Nigeria on Wednesday 8th of July 2009.
Due to my absence I may not be able to update your face book news page on a regular basis as I am off to my country of birth Nigeria. I do appreciate the interruption my absence would bring to a few people who rely on the updates we offer here as a source of information.
Those who may feel the absence of the regular update would be our Diaspora brothers and sisters who write in to make suggestions on how we can make the page serve you better.
My trip to Nigeria is very important, as it is a mandate we have to fulfil. The need to network with Nigerian based organisations, identify areas of need in community development and also work for the people of Nigeria trough the Nigeria Liberty Forum.
We are aware of concerns raised about our safety in Nigeria. We want to re assure you all that We are very confident that all will be well in our homeland and that whatever may happen we must not lose sight of the fact that the struggle is not about the safety of our individual self but the safety and survival of the ordinary people who sweat daily under the most dehumanising conditions in Nigeria and under a thieving, evil political class and those who collaborate with them in subjecting our people to a perpetual state of INDIRECT SLAVERY.
We have faith in our common destiny for a better Nigeria but faith alone do not move mountains the work of our hands will help in moving mountains and obstacles. The Nigerian trip is important and as we always say only us can “SAVE NIGERIA FROM NIGERIANS.”
I doubt if I would be detained in Nigeria as I have done all I do bearing in mind my rights as a citizen of a free world and my limitations under the law. I have not in anyway violated any known law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Luckily the Musa Yaradua government believe firmly in the “RUSE OF LAW” and the administration would not want to contaminate that reputation, but in any case if my self or any of my colleagues get picked up on arrival at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport on the 8th of July or in Nigeria, We want you all to be resolute in demanding for a just, equitable Nigeria and make the campaign less about us.
In my absence I recommend a sister publication http://www.saharareporters.com/ as an alternative source of news. If you need any enquiry about our work in Nigeria please contact the NLF trough http://www.nigerialibertyforum.org.uk/ as our team will be updating the website as soon as practicable.
You may contact the Nigeria Liberty Forum in Nigeria on +2348058325505 or P.O.BOX 3720 Ikeja Lagos Nigeria.I want to thank you all for your understanding and words of encouragement. May I emphasize again that our cause is not about individuals but about our collective destiny.
Hopefully in few weeks time your page will be back in full strength. Permit me to leave you with the words of MARGARET CHASE SMITH
“Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.”
Nigeria shall Rise Again!