COMPLAINTS WILL ONLY ADD MORE SALT TO “HER” WOUNDS
I’ve tried viewing the source of the continuity of this state of recession affecting Nigeria. The only answer I’ve been able to come up in my thinking mind is that Nigerians complain a lot without necessarily taking steps that will release us from the shackles of poverty and suffering.
Nigerians will not stop blaming the government for the harsh economic climate; the government has its inadequacies but bulk of these go to the citizens especially the youths.
The youths of this epoch prefer getting cash for partying, clubbing and all sorts; to getting cash for vocational classes, entrepreneurship trainings, tutorial classes and more of the ilks that build them up to take up life challenges.
I was chatting with my friends a couple of weeks ago. We were basically lamenting about how the economic state has hindered easy cash flow for our parents. Suddenly, one of them uttered a bizarre statement which was “I need 300k from my dad for my coming birthday bash…” I got infuriated by the statement. How can one be thinking of a birthday bash when the tuition fee has not been fully paid by the same parents?
This experience of mine made me ask myself a question that “what is the future of my country?” Just the other night, I was walking down the street; I saw sea of heads gazing at the performance of a young “local star”. 80% of those watching were youths. They all wore T-shirts with different names printed on the back. My perusing eye caught a name on the shirt of one of them- ‘Hazard’. I became very disappointed and aghast at his state of ignorance. That was bad until I saw worse. My widened astonished eyes caught a teenage girl of about fifteen years wearing a skiny top exposing cleavages and the navel adorned with a micro mini tight skimpy skirt. If a girl of this age can wear such clothing then where does Nigeria’s hope lies?
Our Youths need to have a rethink, stay focused on achieving greatness for this nation and listen to the appeals of our forefathers. We need to stop complaining when we are actually the cause of the problems and start acting to profer solutions. The antidote to Nigeria’s problem lies in our hands. The task may seem herculean but we really need to make a move. Until we listen to HER wails, then Nigeria will have a beam of hope for a better tomorrow.