Nigeria’s wasted young generation

It’s our day, the youth. The youthful age is the most interesting, vibrant and active period in one’s life where a person is robust to acquire knowledge, skills and experience for both his personal and communal benefits.

Many countries use this category of people to achieve their developmental objectives. But the question is: “is Nigeria using its younger generation for national development or misusing the gift? The answer is clear and understandable that Nigeria isn’t positively using its younger generation to achieve greatness.

You don’t need to conduct a research to arrive at the fact that the development of a society depends on the productivity of its younger generation. But ours is characterised by unfruitfulness, mediocrity, laziness resulted by bad quality of education, irresponsible parenting, drug abuse, name it.

Nigerian politicians use these instruments of hunger, unemployment extreme poverty and ignorance to abuse this gift by turning people of this category into political thugs, bandits, rapists, Yahoo guys, kidnappers, prostitutes and engage in different forms of social vices that are detrimental to the society.

It’s time we made efforts within the ambit of the law to fight this our marginalisation.

Zaharaddeen Muhammad Azare,
Maiduguri, Borno state
[email protected]

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