He sat back and reviewed his life. He could not help but smile at the long, winding road that he had taken through many corporations and agencies in both private and public sectors. He was glad for the decisions he made, and saw how his stoic approach to life had helped him stay true to the tenets of his Christian faith.
He had achieved nothing without the grace of God. Yet, he wanted God to do far more through him. He wanted to start something that would outlive him.
His mind went to the things that truly mattered. He knew he wanted to make the country a better place for all persons. He was interested in improving the overall welfare of people.
Yes, he had done the most he could. Many continually referred to him as a man of the people, as much as he avoided praise-singing from the many people who had, one way or the other, benefited from his benevolence. He was happy to help others with his substance. After all said, it was all God's. He was merely a custodian.
He thought of something more specialised though, something that would help impact young people, and give them the basic empowerment they needed to fulfil their potential. Beyond that, he wanted to learn good values and principles, the same ones that had steered him all his life.
He knew what to do.
One that would help the underprivileged access skills, funds and education to actualise their hopes of a better life. It would promote quality education by creating flexible and innovative learning opportunities. Simply put, it would improve education in Nigeria.
He liked it. He would launch it at his next birthday, the big 80.
He picked up his phone and began to make the necessary calls to make his dream become a reality.