We won’t be wrong if we say that, the value of unionism is not only losing its shape and purpose but also at the stage of stagnation where there is no good transition of leadership quality, competency, respect and above all sincerity of purpose.
When we talk about change, the youth feel they are the agents and the limelight of these transformation but reverse is the case were this same youths are used by politicians to disrupt the smooth running of democratic processes.
Even in our tertiary institutions that is suppose to be a learning ground, our attitudes towards comradeship is unacceptable, unsustainable and disastrous.
When you ask a student why comradeship?
They reasons given for aspiring to become a Comrade is nothing but for just mere recognition with possible social advantages that comes with it.
Genuine Comradeship is a ground for leadership experimentation and modelling that will reflect in the generation unborn.
I am of the opinion that the class of comrades that emerge on our campuses should be re-oriented and mentored on the task and responsibilities of leadership so has to bridge the gap on the missing core values needed in our struggle for revival and bringing back glory to our fatherland.
The misconception that, everybody, anywhere is a comrade has long as you print out posters, serve in
electoral committees or indicate interest in any political process should be corrected because comradeship is earned true esteemed representation and not bought like we have been made to believe.
I say no to Comradeship by political baptism.
I say no to Comradeship of God-fatherism.
Comradeship should be earned.
Jatau writes in from NSUK