Learn more about your fatherland, group urges Nigerians
The founder of Out of Nigeria project, Toyin Adebola, has stressed the need for Nigerians to always engage in adventure to learn more about their fatherland, Africa and the world at large.
Speaking in Lagos on Friday, he said if Nigerians could maximise the importance of adventure, future generations could also learn from their discoveries.
According to him: “We are challenging Nigerians to dream, to come out of their comfort zone and to explore their surroundings. Based on our love of adventure, we also embarked on a programme called Heroes and Helmets.
It was basically about celebrating the armed forces of Nigeria. We challenged Nigerians to take ‘selfies’ with members of the armed forces. We also involved Guinness Book of Record for this event.”
He continued: ‘Over time in this country, we discovered that the relationship between civilians and the armed forces was not too cordial. The programme was to set a new trend in the relationship between civilians and members of the armed forces and to appreciate the sacrifices they have made for Nigeria.
“ During our enlightenment campaign, we rode motorcycles around the borders of Lagos State, from Victoria Island to Tarkwa Bay along the coast. Then from Tarkwa Bay to Badagry and from Badagry to Ikeja. From Ikeja, we proceeded to Ikorodu then to Epe and from Epe back to Victoria Island.
“Out of Nigeria also does a lot of social work. We support an orphanage home in Ilorin, where we plan to assist the children by paying for their education. We also support juvenile correction homes for kids and provide mentorship.
‘We encourage Nigerians to pay for these children’s education. We believe those that are privileged should take care of those that are less-privileged.’