Thoughts from The Future Project Symposium

1. I do not want a perfect leader. I do not trust a perfect leader. I respect a leader who has publicly fallen and risen again #TFAsymposium

2. We will never get perfect leaders; youth or otherwise #TFAsymposium

3. The job of rebuilding Nigeria will be a collaborative one. We cannot do it alone. By the time we tear each other down, who’ll be left to work with? #TFAsymposium

4. The most important part of #TFAsymposium was a dinner conversation with a great grp. I will be honoured to work with them someday

5.We need to get off our high horses and
mend the fences that have led to distrust no matter what the issues are (eg lunch with the president) #TFAsymposium

6. We need to stop subbing and directing articles at each other. Pick up the phone; meet; confront directly. Have a conversation #TFAsymposium

7. And yes, we owe each other explanations. Pride will not help us #TFAsymposium

8. We will achieve very little divided. We need to stop talking down to the others. Being “at the grassroots” doesn’t make you any more relevant #TFAsymposium

9. We no longer have conversations. We have condescension. We behave as if we have a sovereign right to be listened to #TFAsymposium

10. We need to lock ourselves in a room to trash out every issue we have with each other then move on. We need each other #TFAsymposium

11. We must learn from ‘the other side’ but not be taken by them/their values. There’s a reason why they’re in power and we’re not #TFAsymposium

12. A little knowledge is a very dangerous thing. Without knowledge of every side & a willingness to listen, you are ignorant indeed #TFAsymposium

13. It’s not a competition. You are not more patriotic, more knowledgeable, more involved. Shut it #TFAsymposium

14.We really should stop determining for people what the minimum level of knowledge is to be politically relevant #TFAsymposium

15. You may not know your Representative but you’ve read your Constitution. #TFAsymposium

16. The man who knows his leaders isn’t more relevant than the one who understands the structures that created them or vice versa #TFAsymposium

17. Let’s bring ALL to the table: both knowledge and ignorance #TFAsymposium

18.Before you criticise a leader, ask if you can do the volume of work they do. Your past record will answer #TFAsymposium

19. Criticism is invaluable but move beyond talk. Do the work you accuse others of not doing and show us how it is to be done #TFAsymposium

20. I learnt that hope is a powerful thing indeed. I may be a dreamer but I’m not the ONLY one #TFAsymposium

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