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Where Did We Go Wrong ? Wake Up Nigerian Youths-wole Soyinka by Hardeyoye: 12:58pm On Aug 02, 2016
I just stumbled on this write-up from Prof. Wole Soyinka and was touched by it and I think I should shear it with our youths.

~~~Prof. Wole Soyinka says, 'WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? WAKE UP NIGERIAN YOUTHS!'~~~

"Awolowo was 37 years, Akintola 36, Ahmadu Bello 36, Balewa 34, Okotie-Eboh 27 and Enahoro 27 and they led the struggle for Nigeria Independence after the death of Macaulay. Only Zik was 42 at the time!

In 1966, the first military coup was led by K Nzeogwu who was 29 years and countered by M. Mohammed 28, T. Danjuma 28, I. Babangida 25, J. Garba 23, Sani Abacha 23, and M. Yar'adua 23, and brought into power Y. Gowon 32, Ojukwu 33, Obasanjo 29, and Buhari 24 !

Most of the military governors who governed the states under the successive military regimes were under 30 years.

Also, the brief democratic dispensation which interjected the military interregnums also saw some Senators and members of the House of Representatives, in particular, populated by persons under 30!

Under 30's were also not in short supply with appointments - we have examples of MT Mbu who became Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister at 23 and Pat Utomi who became a Federal Adviser at 27 and so on and so forth!

NOW: Why is it that almost all this age bracket is today still sleeping in 3-seater chairs in their parents’ homes?

Why is it that this age bracket is today still collecting pocket money from their parents?

Why is it that this age bracket is today still writing JAMB?

Why is it that this age bracket today still 'sagg' their trousers?

Why is it that this age bracket is today still searching for jobs and not yet married?

Why is it that this age bracket is today no longer qualified to even be leaders of youth wings of political parties?

Why is it that this age bracket is today so docile?

Why is this age bracket today incapable of feeding itself?

Why is it that this age bracket is today barred from even aspiring to certain political offices?

Why is it that this age bracket is today incapacitated, unwilling, unable and incapable of asking questions?

GOD BLESS NIGERIA!"

From Prof Wole Soyinka.

This is real
Re: Where Did We Go Wrong ? Wake Up Nigerian Youths-wole Soyinka by Nobody: 2:45pm On Aug 02, 2016
[size=20pt]Well, whose fault
Mine
Theirs
Our parents
The society
Our leaders in politics

We just need to check ourselves and stop asking rhetorical questions undecided[/size]
Re: Where Did We Go Wrong ? Wake Up Nigerian Youths-wole Soyinka by chinoify: 2:57pm On Aug 02, 2016
My fault...
Re: Where Did We Go Wrong ? Wake Up Nigerian Youths-wole Soyinka by oppytms(m): 8:06am On Aug 09, 2016
The present generation of leaders enjoyed good education, morals, conducive learning environment, basic amenities and good leadership from the leaders at the time which shaped their thinking, moral, approach to life e.t.c. There was dignity of labour at that time and people were passionate about the country. Jobs were waiting for them on or before they finish school. This was the country the generation of leaders today met at their time and enjoyed.

Today, these same generation of leaders cannot replicate same for the youth of today. Just a copy and paste (even if they cannot improve on what they met, saw and enjoyed when there were youths), they failed.

And they sit down blaming the innocent youths who are mere victims of the bad policies and decisions they make on a daily basis. Now, corruption is a norm, economic policies are unstable etc.

The present leaders are in no position to blame the youth of today. History has shown us that Nigerian students will excel under favorable conditions (e.g news on the Nigerian that made first class in John Hopkins University) like that which they enjoyed at their time. Who knows how many more talents are wasting in this country because of their bad economic polices.

However, its now left for the youth to correct the wrongs and renew their thinking because pushing blames will not resolve anything.
Re: Where Did We Go Wrong ? Wake Up Nigerian Youths-wole Soyinka by seunny4lif(m): 8:09am On Aug 09, 2016
As I don buy this land na God win grin grin grin
Waiting for Nigerian youth like grin grin grin

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