Saturday 12 March 2022



I was thinking this morning..... Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine war on February 24, there has been many hard lessons to learn. One lesson being pushed by some Nigerians is from the travail of Pastor Sunday Adelaja, a Nigerian preacher that has lived in Ukraine for over 35 years. According to this school of thought, all of Sunday Adelaja's investment are in Ukraine, he never saw any need to get a property in Nigeria or any other place. Now the war has made him homeless and he can't come back to Nigeria because he has no investment in Nigeria. They concluded by advising all Nigerians in diaspora to make investment at home a priority.

Hmm! While I fully support the conclusion for Nigerians to invest in Nigeria, the basis for reaching the conclusion is a pile of hocus-pocus. First, they accuse the preacher of not investing in Nigeria or any other nation of world. Is this fact-based? How many Nigerians have investment outside of Nigeria or even outside of their State? Should war broke out in Nigeria, where will they run to? Secondly, over 2.5 million Ukrainians that have lived and invested in Ukraine, like the narrators are consoling themselves for being and living in Nigeria, have been displaced and become refugees in other nations. So the issue is not about Nigerians coming home but of peace in the nation.

As I thought about war, I concluded that it is good to have dual nationality but best to have triple nationality. By dual nationality, many will think of being citizens of two countries (like 1% of UK citizens and less for Nigeria), but I am referring to being citizen of your birth country first and then of the world. This means should war break out in your country, you emigrate to any other country where there is peace. This doesn't exist, but even if it does, what if there is world war?

Hence my advocacy for triple nationality. Your home nation should be first and any other nation of the world as back up in the event of war in your primary nation of residence. And if there is world war, be sure you are a citizen of heaven, otherwise, 'yawa go gas.'

In closing my thought I recalled a Ukrainian on Sky News telling the world in a sombre voice 'The peace you have, value it, enjoy it because peace is priceless.' Let's pray for God to give Ukraine and the world peace by all means (2nd Thessalonians 3:16).

Stay hopeful. God's got your back.

Happy Sunday.

......Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey

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