Opinion: Do Nigerian youths really have a future? (A Rejoinder)

by Eyitemi Adebowale

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So my answer to the question above is a big YES. Nigerian youth do have a future in this country regardless of what things might look like. It’s high time we opened our eyes, changed our paradigm and took personal responsibility.

 

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Yes we are the leaders of tomorrow, and we must create those tomorrow ourselves”

Without a doubt, the situation in the country is daunting as we the Nigerian youths are faced with several inauspicious situations that have seemingly barred us from becoming all that we are meant to be.

Without a doubt our leaders who went ahead of us have failed us in all domains imaginable and it appears there is no tomorrow for us to be leaders’ in. that being said I believe strongly in the words of Albert Schweitzer;

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals.

A wise man once said you cannot keep doing the same thing ad expect different results. We cannot keep complaining and stating the obvious and expect changes to occur. We as the Future leaders must cease the horse by its reins and take action. We cannot change circumstances, we cannot change the season or the wind, but we can change ourselves.

So my answer to the question above is a big YES. Nigerian youth do have a future in this country regardless of what things might look like. It’s high time we opened our eyes, changed our paradigm and took personal responsibility.

Nigerian youths can only be leaders of the tomorrow they create themselves, if we keep waiting on what the country and our leaders can give us, we will wait for a very long time. Yes we are the leaders of tomorrow, and the must create that tomorrow ourselves. Let’s start thinking about what we can do for our own Nigeria.

Those who choose to scam or do all other illegalities made a personal choice that no one else, not even the country can be responsible for. There are people who faced shoddier odds and have become leaders by taking personal responsibility to create & lead in their own tomorrow.

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