Corruption and unemployment

When will Nigerians learn that the people governing this country do not care or love the citizens? In this time and age where recruitment can be done via the internet, an agency of government instead, decides to conduct a paper based test for thousands of suffering unemployed graduates. The sad menace of unemployment manifested during the Nigeria Immigration Service recruitment, resulting in many deaths and becoming a national embarrassment.

The unfortunate deaths of many of our youths during the exercise demonstrated corruption at its best. The desperation of more than 693,000 youths to secure a job meant for 4,000 people represents the catastrophic nature of the country today.

For crying out loud, Nigeria is said to be the sixth largest oil producer in the world but ironically, has more unemployed people than employed. This is sad. Recently, the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi said NNPC had not accounted for $20 billion. This money could have been used to build factories in different states and create job opportunities for youths. The question is how can the nation move forward when our leaders are conniving to steal and loot our commonwealth?

The time has come for Nigerians to join forces with anti-graft agencies, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and others to flush out these termites that have eaten deep into the root of the nation. With what the EFCC has achieved since its establishment, if it is fully supported by the government and the people, corruption can be reduced to the barest minimum, which will be better for us all.

It is time for the masses to stop celebrating these thieves who gives them peanuts when we can all enjoy much more. Nigeria needs a moral revolution because we are sick and tired of our future leaders dying every day due to the negligence of our leaders. We must all attack this monster which is designed to rob the youths of Nigeria a better future.

Ngozi Alexander,
Mararaba, Nasarawa State

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