Seun Awogbenle is set to launch a book titled ‘The Urgency of Now: Why Nigeria Needs A Vision of Prosperity, Protection, and Liberty’.
Gatekeepers News reports that Nigerian Youth Advocate and author, Seun Awogbenle, is set to launch a new book, ‘The Urgency of Now: Why Nigeria Needs A vision of Prosperity, Protection, and Liberty’.
The virtual book launch which will hold on Saturday, 19 June 2021 by 10 am is to be anchored by the Publisher/CEO, Gatekeepers News (formerly Aledeh News), Sulaiman Aledeh.
Awogbenle in a statement said the 10-chapter book analysed the imperative of leadership, visioning, youth participation, and active citizenship.
He stated that the book was inspired by his years of introspection on how he thinks Nigeria can pull back from the brinks in the face of the present uncertainty and endless agitation.
Awogbenle added that he believes Nigeria needs is a new vision, not secession or division.
He said, “In the book, I have taken a philosophical approach at reimagining Nigeria and its future. I argued that Nigeria has struggled with development over the years because of the absence of a binding national vision, which is the minimal and irreducible promise of a country to its people regardless of their identity, creed, ethnicity, the circumstance of birth, and social status.
“For some countries, the vision was the result of a well-thought-out decision, for others, it was circumstantial, but at some point in their evolution, there were either defining words of promise or events that have shaped the evolution and progression of the nation.”
According to him, the book which was foreword by Founder/CEO of Cable Newspaper Limited, Simon Kolawole, offers useful insights on how countries such as Singapore and the US became successful through calculated vision even without natural resources.
He said, “I have proposed three planks (prosperity, protection, and liberty). I believe that for Nigerians to have a connection with the country, beyond their certificate of birth, ancestry, and origin, there must be a state promise that guarantees citizens prosperity, protection, and liberty.”
Awogbenle added that the book also emphasised the place of active citizenship in driving positive change in Nigeria since they are mostly affected by the consequence of leadership and government.
Kolawole on his part described the book as a “significant project, seeking to infuse vision, passion, and common sense into the quest for Nigeria’s greatness.”
Nigerian economist, Tope Fasua who wrote the blurb of the book, said the project is “worthy of every minute immersed in it even at a time when time has become incredibly valuable.”