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Letter to young promising youths like me

27 November 2013, 10:15

The situation of our country has turned the attentions of most youths from the directions which they are supposed to have taken.

 Thousands are drop outs, many graduates still without a direction. Millions without any sort of education. Many in school but without straight direction of what they want to become. You ask me! What is the future of our youths?

 A mechanical engineering  university graduate turns into a musician! You ask, why did he have to spend six good years in school to come out and said he prefers going into music? What is wrong with our system in the country? Although we have many universities in the country with some foul practices but that notwithstanding we still have good ones where many qualified graduates has been produced thus far, But yet, what is the percentage of fresh graduates which are been employed in every year?

I am not sure if is up to 5%, this is awkward for a country that wants to grow. We talk about “big 2020 and its vision” yet we have not settled properly “little 2013 and 2014” in other for us to still be alive to “big 2020 vision”, hmmm awkward. Why can't our country operate like other countries? Swiss Land mainly survive with the money deposited by other countries where Nigerian government personals are the highest depositors in the world. What is central bank of Nigeria doing about it?

 Can government bring up self-employment programs for those who don't have any opportunity of going to school! And implement self-employment in the universities curriculums. All those portfolios which is always assigned to them should be used as a little loan which any individual that passed through the programs should be granted as a loan to use and start up a business which will be under government supervision. An electrical engineering student in this country produced a wireless transmitted phone which worked about 2-3 kilometer away! Same an electrical and mechanical engineering students that constructed traffic light machine and it perfectly worked fine.

 Same with some that constructed “peeling and frying” potatoes machine. And yet, our old parents still thinks that we cannot make this country a better place. My fear is that many young youths have lose their hopes because of the condition of the country which led many into the yahoo yahoo scan act. Republic of China's most generating economy income is produced by young youths. Youths don't read things that can give them directions but prefers pornographic movies, songs and magazines.

 I really want to encourage our youths to do away with things that cannot give you everlasting joy. Right things you do gives an everlasting joy. I believe we the youths can rebuild this country only if we have positive mind set. Forget about what your parents have achieved or what they have not, you can on your own. Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is an orphan yet look at how far he has gone. God bless us.

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