Saturday, October 28, 2017


By Akande Bukky 

 One topical issue which has dominated (and which is still dominating) discussions over the radio, on television, pages of newspapers, formal and informal talks, lectures and seminars is dilemma OF the Nigerian Youths.

 Many people have expressed their views and complains on this all-important issue. It appears that no single other issue in the history of this country has so much publicity as this. I also want to seize this opportunity to express my views on this issue.

No doubt! Nigeria, our country is no more smilling.
One could begin with the causes of the dilemma of youths as a cankerworm that is eating deeply our dear nation. Our youths who are suppose to be a flagbearer or vanguard of change are all patriotic in reverce with their kleptomanic fingers. The truth is an average Nigerian youth is not comfortable with the situation of our country ranging from economic recession, unemployment etc.

However, it is pertinent to know the root of all our plight. Ignorance is the root cause of all the challenges we are facing; being ignorant makes us practice POLITICAL APATHY where by someone that doesn't worth it (such as mediocre) will be elected as a senator , a governor, a president....... . This has led to the bad government we are having recently which has led also many youths to agony.

Illiteracy also have its own contributions in these difficulties of ours, one being illiterate may make him exposed not to his rights as an individual thus, generates ignorance.( even if he know his rights , fights for it, get elected to any post he wants, he will definitely fight for his selfish interesting while destroying Nigeria's economy ) . And if care is not taken about high level of illiteracy,  Nigeria as a nation will collapse soon.

We have indeed relied so much on our government, and it has worsen the economy of Nigeria. Youths are to choose either to be successful and stay alive by not fighting government that have dejected their rights. It is so sadden that our youths have turned to an instrument used by the politicians who sons and daughters have fled to abroad to distort elections, some have turned to hoodlums, cultism, thugs etc.

It is better for our youths to wake up from their slumber and stop being political thugs for any politician.

However, i suggest that  youths should rise and fight for our rights , and should not based on  education only but acquire skills and pay close attention to agriculture so that we can empower ourselves without relying on government again.

Akande Bukky writes from Iwo, Osun State and she  is the current Miss Iwoland, also a member of Institute of Readers and Thinkers

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