“And it came to pass
that our saviour gave us a gift of tragedy
for which we are too dumb-struck to find a melody.”
Approximately a week ago, I got this message via Whatsapp:
Dear Enactus Team Leaders,
We all by now are familiar with the issues of Nigeria exemption from participating at the Enactus world cup due to an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria.
This comes as an update to the issues as there is a new development. Following our continuous engagement with Enactus Headquarters on this issue, we have now received an update from Enactus headquarters that the decision to exempt Nigeria from the Enactus World Cup 2014 was reached by Enactus Headquarters and not by the Chinese government.
With this new information, it is our opinion that it is only fair that the same decision be taken by Enactus Headquarters on the team representing the United States, the Texas State University, as Texas is currently battling with the deadly Ebola Virus.
We sympathize with the EKSU team about this as we understand the trauma the members have been through. We also understand the disappointment you must all feel at this time and that may want to air your views. This is understandable as it is only natural. However, please let us desist from the use of obscenities or derogatory words, terms and phases.
You may make your voice heard by posting the question below on the Enactus Headquarters social media platforms:
How is it that Nigeria is not participating at the Enactus World Cup 2014 on the grounds of Ebola whereas, the United States of America is participating?#EnactusWorldCup or #Enactus