Editorial: Do Your Best This Week


“This our government is wicked”, my friend complained.

“Nope!” I retorted.

“How can you say that?” she quipped.

“Because the government is us, and we’re the government.”


As the discussion evolved, we passed through a rough patch of road that was recently repaired. The repair was done in May and barely 6 months later, it had fallen to disrepair and begged for another touch. What a shame!

Who are those that fixed that portion of Ibadan-Oyo Express? Who were their supervisors? Did their individual consciences tell them they did well? Or was it that they didn’t know how to do better?

Too many questions but too few answers!

Is this to justify the government that has consistently failed its responsibility? No, Sir! No, Ma’am!

But my duty is to call the attention of each of us reading this editorial to the fact that the difference we can make is significant if we dare to do the right thing. If I stand up to do my best at work, and you also do the same, not minding the circumstances around us, this nation, this continent, can be great, and all of us will have a positive future to hand over to the next generation.

Someone will argue that my employer does not deserve my best, or the citizenry deserves worse than I offer. Yes, you may be right, but God expects the best from you. And your job today is the best chance at advertising yourself. Yes, your best chance at auditioning yourself.

As we step out this week, make it your agenda to do your best as you show the world what stuff you are made of.

Enjoy your week.

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Saul Adeleke is a Resident with LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso. He's a seasoned writer with about 2 decades of writing experience, ranging from Christian articles to politics and health. He is happily married, and worships with his family at The Vineyard Assembly, Inc., Ibadan.


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