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When Will Tomorrow Come?

02 August 2012, 12:06

When will tomorrow come? This is one of the questions asked by many youths today.

Some twenty eight years ago,my primary school teacher then told us that the head of state of Nigeria was General Muhammadu Buhari.

Few years later, my social studies teacher at the junior cadre of secondary school also told us that that the head of state of our dear country, Nigeria was General Ibrahim Babangida. He also gave us a message of hope that we were the leaders of tomorrow.

He continued by telling us that we were the young shall grow and that when we grew up we would take up the leadership positions of the country. Ironically, after almost three decades both Gen. Buhari and Babangida still want to continue to rule the country by contesting in the immediate past presidential election at the primary and the elections proper.

Does this mean that my teachers (primary and junior school stages) lied to us that we were the leaders of tomorrow or has tomorrow not turned today? Could it be that we are yet to grow to become men that will be involved in the leadership of our country, Nigeria?

Frankly speaking,these questions are seriously yearning for reasonable answers from our leaders.I could still remember vividly the statement made by a former head of state that the younger generation lacks the experience and the ability to lead the country to the promised land.This statement seems not to be proven wrong by the way the present administration is going.

The government at the top has failed Nigerians,various state governments have not just failed woefully but succeeded in looting the treasury.Government in this country I think is nothing but a mere institutions for legalizing illegalities.The increasing number of unemployed graduates on the street is so alarming ,no wonder small out fits like the restuarants popularly known as mama put requires a graduate with at least second class upper and five years working experience for employment.

This might sound funny but a very serious issue. To some ex corpers,if it was possible to extend national youth service duration to two years,the better because this would at least assure them of something at the end of the month. An argument ensued between a motorcyclist and a jobless graduate over his fare.

This jobless graduate,a victim of Nigerian factor started unleashing some of the vocabularies he learnt at the university on the motorcyclist but the cyclist in his own language said "oga you sabi book ooo,go ATM make you speak your vocab and see if money go come out’’.This is the kind of insults graduates receive on a daily basis from the society.

This trend will continue until something drastic is done to avert it.Why will this stop when the government is preaching continuity even when there is nothing on ground to justify it.When will the messiah that will lead us to the promised land come? I weep for my dear country!

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