Doing It Right

Thoughts on doing it right.

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Doing It Right

By Aderogba Gbadebo

You are a teacher responsible for moulding the future generation into responsible citizens of this great nation. This is a task that demands so much responsibility on your part as a teacher. How are you going about this onerous task? Can you boldly look anyone in the face and say that you are doing it right? Are you sure that your conscience, in your most quiet moments, will testify that you are doing it right?

I am not interested in proving that you are not doing it right. In fact, I am interested and delighted in your doing it right because it is the only way that you can help contribute your quota in ensuring that your community, and indeed Nigeria, holds a torch to the world and shows the path to greater peace, security, happiness and prosperity.

The Action Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, is a product of many schools from the primary to the tertiary. Today, we are all witnesses to his wonderful achievements arising from the high quality education he received from his teachers. His teachers at that time could never have known that he would one day be a governor. All they knew was that they had to do a good day's work for a good day's pay. They knew they had to be true to their conscience and their fatherland by being true to their calling. And they unleashed on us an 'actualiser' who knew he had to do his best to make Lagos State the equivalent of any civilised state anywhere in the world. In doing it right, the advantage is not for those teachers alone but for everyone - those who saw them work and those who didn't. Every time you ensure that your own bit is done right, you are helping to create an avalanche of benefits not just for yourself alone but for everyone.

Are you then sure that those whom you teach have the best care and guidance from you? Are you sure that you are doing your utmost in delivering qualitative information to those in your care? Please do it right for you can never tell how far the long arm of kindness can reach. And you will one day rejoice in the comfort that it truly pays to do it right. It's your own stitch today, and if you do it in time, you will definitely save more than nine.

Are you a medical doctor, a pharmacist, a nurse or a laboratory scientist? You do not have to attend the mortuary to know that far too many people are dying than can be justified. No one is saying that people should not die. The point is how many of these deaths are free from human errors of both omission and commission. Today, Nigeria has one of the highest infant mortality (death of infants) and maternal mortality (death of women in labour) rates in the world. Even small countries with little resources like Ghana, Gabon and Mali are ahead of us. Does this not bring to the fore the importance of the human element, the human spirit?

How much care, love and concern do you bring to bear on the work that you do? Given that the health care industry is to a large extent deplorable, do you ensure that you help elevate the depression in the seriousness and dedication that you bring to the job? Much more than the resources and the equipment, the human spirit is the most potent bond that is not overcome by challenges and obstacles. When next you get to your place of work, please radiate your gentle human spirit in the timeliness and gentle loving care that you respond to the people who need your help, and you will be amazed how easily and quickly the vital life force returns to their bodies. And the next time you visit the morgue, you will be amazed how much less work the morgue attendants have to do because there are considerably less bodies to attend to. The happy faces of the relatives of your patients who are now healed, will drive home the point that that it truly pays to do it right.           

 


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