I am all for building new wealth. Goes without say that Nigeria has to find alternative ways of generating more revenue to sustain our growing population.
Mr Ben Murray-Bruce is talking about his ideas on new ways of generating revenue using our abundant resources, people. I wonder how many Nigerians bother to listen to the Senator. It is true that we talk a lot, sometimes, we do need to talk to identify areas that must be improved on, the hope is that planning will follow all the talks.
Mr Commonsense is making lots of sense here, in 4:35 the senator proposes that “all schools should have a team in swimming, athletics, tennis, boxing, basketball and all.”
For schools to re-introducing sports in school curriculum, there’s need for government spending reviews in our public schools. Getting students interested in sports from early age is important to what they do in later live.
On swimming – parents need to be involved here especially in my part where myths about ‘spirits in water’ scare folks more than water itself.
Last year when OAU Ife hosted NUGA (Nigeria University Games), I was elated reading that a swimming pool will be constructed as part of the plans to encourage participants. My excitement was that after the event, the swimming pool will be opened up for lessons for the community perhaps during long holidays to get people interested and to generate revenue. It has not happened yet, but maybe someone would see the need.
How I wish we have many senators like Mr Bruce-Murray who are brave enough to at least say their minds on issues that affect all Nigerians.
Here’s Mr Commonsense speech, enjoy: