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Always Think Sustainability

I am in this once-very-beautiful hotel in the south-south region of Nigeria. The concept, furnishing, and finishing must have cost millions, if not billions of Naira.

I like hotels and there are things I admire in hotels. This place has them, but they are passing through a crisis of financial solvency. They have not recovered from the challenges of the COVID-19 lockdown. It’s such a huge building and they are having issues with power.

In everything you do in life, sustainability is very important, even in marriage and ministry.

Sustainability should determine:

  • Size
  • Style
  • Staffing
  • Structures
  • Status
  • Statistics

You must always ask yourself, “how long can you sustain what you are doing and the relationship you are cultivating?”

Money is the blood of any business. Always have enough reserve from what the business generates to ply back into it in case of financial distress. A great chunk of the money generated by hotels must be set aside for maintenance and improvement.

All the corridors of this hotel are rugged. Rugs are very difficult to maintain in wet regions like the Niger Delta and their replacement can be very expensive. The rugs are old and odorous.

When next you want to buy a car, ask yourself if you can sustain the cost of maintenance. Do you have technical services in your area? What about the roads.

Can you sustain the relationship you are cultivating?

Can Nigeria sustain this expensive democratic system?

Can we survive the current rate of violence and agitation in Nigeria?

Can we sustain this insane kleptomania and insane conspicuous consumption in our society?

God Bless You.

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