Nwagbo Ogechukwu Francis
Birthday: July 8th
Education: B.Sc. Computer Science
Occupation: Software Consultant
Please describe your vision of a world that works for everyone.
A perfect world for me is a world where everyone is seen as equal. A world where the ‘haves’ are willingly to help the ‘have not’; the upper class are willingly to touch the lives of the lower class, the highly educated and successful people are willing to assist the uneducated and put them on the path of success. A world where the poor and people living in the slum are empowered daily to discover themselves and add value to their lives and their society.
What do you see as the most pressing problems facing the world today?
Poverty. The world today is filled with so many poor people especially in developing countries and the number is increasing everyday. People who cannot feed, clothe or have good shelter for themselves. A lot are deprived of the most important thing in life which is education because they cannot afford the fees. Some of these people are naturally gifted in some area and would done great things for the world if they had the opportunity of being educated. Take a minute and think of a world where the likes of Bill Gates, Martin Lurther King Jr., Barack Obama and other great leaders of today were born in abject poverty AND do not have the opportunity to gain some form of education. The world would have been maybe 10 years backward in terms of what we have now. Similarly, I believe that the world would have been better if some of the poor people who could not afford education have had the opportunity of gaining some form education.
How do you feel these problems could best be solved?
The problem of Poverty is very vast and it will take sometime before it will be fully solved. The first solution is genuine concern of the government towards solving this problem. Africa is one of the continent that has the highest number of poor people and one the reason is that their leaders does not have the genuine concern for the people. Some of the leaders are ‘seat tight’ and does not want to leave office when their tenure is over. Most of the leaders deceive their people and promise them a world that never existed just to get their mandate. After getting it, they end up doing less for the people. The current leaders do not show GENUINE concern to solve the problem of poverty. The world needs leaders that have the genuine passion to solve the problem of poverty and that will help in a long way.
I have a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from one of the university in Nigeria. I work with Software Consulting Company in Nigeria as a Solution developer and I am thinking of owning a company in the nearest future. To prepare myself as a the CEO of a company, I developed a strong desire to acquire all the knowledge I need to build and manage a company. I am also planning of getting a M.Sc. in abroad to broaden my horizon.
I am hardworking, energetic and love meeting people. I love reading especially books of highly successful people so that I can learn how to be successful. This has really helped in shaping my life. A lot of people don’t like reading and that is why we have a lot of poor people in the world today especially in Africa, as the saying ‘If you want to hide a secret from a black man, hide it inside a book’ is true. Since I realized that readers are leaders, I have never stopped searching for knowledge and I know when I will need them, they will be handy.
I have wonderful dreams about myself and the world I wish to live in. A world where everybody in it knows their purpose of creation and is doing the things they have been created to do. A world where there is no hatred, no jealousy, no war, no poverty or greed. A perfect world where everybody lives happily knowing that his next door neighbor is doing what he/she needs to do to better the world. A world where everybody is successful and no class or race difference. Well, I don’t know if this perfect world will ever exist physically but it already exist in my creative mind.
The one thing I value most is INTEGRITY and it’s rare to see it in people in today’s world. A lot of people have come to believe that you cannot find genuine integrity in business dealings or business places but that is not true. Our younger generation need to be given the orientation of living a life of pure integrity and that will help to shape our world.
I am the middle child in a family of seven children, three girls and four boys. I have not travelled much but hope to that later. By virtue of my work, I have participated in several solution projects where I learned good team understanding and some leadership skills. My favorite book is ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. I watch good movies but no favorite movies.
As A Man Thinketh
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Success through Positive Mental Attitude
Keys to Success
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie