WHY NIGERIAN YOUTHS MAY NEVER BE
“LEADERS OF TOMORROW”
For “LACK OF KNOWLEDGE”, as the main crux of our national predicament, there are so many things we may never have a taste of, until…
For many years we have been called the LEADERS OF a TOMORROW that may never come. And all we have seen is a reshuffling of old and past leaders fronting themselves as Nigeria’s “Messiah”.
The debate on why the youths have not been able to find a proper place in leadership positions (Except for hand-tools and pawned position) in Nigeria has been one without fruitful consideration. While a lot of people believe that our so-called OLD and OUTDATED leaders have been very unfair to the youths as to oppressing them of their leadership position of the TODAY-Tomorrow, a notable question that one elderly concerned Nigerian asked was this;
“Are the youths really ready?”
IF you are to respond to this question immediately, you would say ‘yes’. But think again; ARE WE REALLY READY?
The Nigerian youths must come the UNDERSTANDING that nothing of great value drops on your laps. The youths are expecting that ONE DAY the now leaders would call the youths together and hand over power to them. While that may never happen, we still will not win the war if we go on rampage, riot, or protest.
I try to imagine;
Would it have been impossible, during the past election, if a young vibrant candidate had vied for the presidential position knowing that 70 per cent of the Nigerian population are youths, and won. Again I ask, are we really ready…?
I try to imagine again;
Will it be impossible that between now and the next two elections, we begin to prepare ourselves to vote our own young leader in? I ask again, are we really ready…?
YOU CANNOT LEAVE ANYTHING TO CHANGE AND EXPECT A CHANGE. If we must take up this ‘LEADERS OF TOMORROW’ position, then we all must look forward to putting our hands on deck, making some kind of sacrifices to see its fruition. Nothing of great value drops on your laps; you have to pay a price to get it.