A youth is any adult between the age bracket of 18-45. The youth is the same person whose physical strength is still intact, thinking faculty is still sharp with fresh cells, whose mental abilities is still not yet attacked by external forces, whose relationship/friendship faculty still has fair and unbiased judgment, one who believes in justice, equity, fairness, accountability....etc.
Taking this age bracket into consideration and judging based on the figures of Nigeria's population census, the youths makes up over 60 percent of the entire country's population which connotes that the youth has alot to offer the country. Unfortunately, there are less the 20 percent in active governance.
Considering the following great Nigerians: Awolowo, Akintola, Ahmadu Bello, Archibong, Balewa, JS Tarka, Okotie-Eboh , Enahoro, Nnamdi Azikiwe and a great host of others at their age, who led the struggle for independence of Nigeria, one can conclude that it was purely the youths that successfully delivered Nigeria.
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These great men that made Nigeria what she is today that are still alive are unfortunately still ruling our dear country in their own ways and with the knowledge of the capabilities of the Nigerian Youth have deliberately left the youth out of governance. Perhaps, they have concluded that it s their sweats and they ought to keep it to their chests till the old man comes knocking or they have lost their real sense of becoming good advisers to the Nigeria of today. If not, the youths of yore were provided with ample opportunities to study whatever discipline on a full scholarship anywhere in the world and there were jobs available on return to d country but today is a different case study.
Why is it so? These opportunities at all levels of government prepared these youths to what they are in their old age today. Why are they deleiberately killing that line in today's youth? Again, these youths that have become old men today have lost their real subconscious and have become looters, armed gang sponsors, ritualists and are involved in all sort of activities that will crumble the up rising youth of today.
We the youth of today on the other hand have become worshipers of the old cabal who re deliberately killing our tomorrow and we have become so docile and incapacited. Take a close look at all the democratic dispensations which interjected the military regimes, you will also see the numerous youths that made their way to the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Under 45s were also not in short supply even with appointments. Today, Nigeria has finally settled for democracy and it is unfortunate that the youths have been neglected entirely by the bigwigs where the big wigs -knowing their ways- have deliberately frustrated every move of the youth either through school systems or through propagating hatred of certain youths that wants to rise as well as their unfavourable constitution. If not so then; Why is it that this age bracket is today no longer qualified to even be leaders of youth wings of political parties? Why is it that this age bracket is today barred by law from even aspiring to certain political offices?
Early this year, Nigerians had another opportunity to elect a leader of choice whom they believe could champion the affairs of their fatherland and PMB was unanimously choosen, sworn in on the 29th May this year and he has since been taking various steps to move the country forward. Previously, we Nigerians were made to understand that corruption has become the order of the day for all Nigerian leaders(especially the ones in their youth), but today, fortunately, Nigeria has successfully succeeded in electing her first democratic president that has no trace of corruption to his roots.
This has indeed put smiles on the faces of most youths. We all know that any corrupt head breeds corrupt elements, which we believe was the cause of the failure of the past administrations. However, we are also aware that a clean and corrupt free head will pave way for clean and corrupt free elements. Then, Now that we have a clean head, I believe whatever element under it that has been picked up to assist can only showcase his clean side in order to be on the same page. But; why has the president not seen any youth worthy of flying the flag of change with him? Why are we the youths not asking questions?
Don't we the youths have what it takes to become more than what they have become? If the future of any society depends on the old men then, God would neither have sent JESUS CHRIST to save the world at such a tender age nor sent JOHN THE BAPTIST to prepare the way for Christ at such an age.
If it were by age, neither David nor Solomon would have never been made King. What is actually wrong in youths that PMB can't trust just one youth to head anything under him? Are youths only agents of change during elections alone?????
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