Changing Our Future By Babz Animashaun
On our way through this path called future, achieving greatness may not be very easy. Many challenges will try to knock us down, we will even be oppressed but our hope is in our ability to surmount these so-called challenges and that alone will make us victorious.
Why do we have to wake up every morning to the baneful service effect of our leaders? Even when we have little cause to celebrate and be sane for a while, a tragic event never fails to steal that smile away, let’s call our attention to some issues which needs to be addressed. It was published some weeks ago about the ongoing recruitment in the Nigeria Immigration Service where interested applicants were told to pay money into a Diamond Bank account, if we are to go by statistics, assume 25% of 40% of unemployed youths (not graduates alone) applied and paid 1000 each, then I will leave us to work out how much the NIS will get and how happy they will be smiling to the bank. The applicants that were told to pay and later ended up not getting employed or shortlisted is endless, since those with connection (long leg in a layman’s view) will end up getting the job.
The educational sector is another area in comatose that needs total overhauling. We need to reduce our focus on theories and encourage practicality; we need to shift our focus from degrees and paper certificates. Attention should be placed on technical colleges and other practical areas, our colleges of education also need special attention as they in turn produce teachers who nurture our kids. It is high time we started shifting our mindset away from ASUU and FG agreement, NUC and Universities accreditation saga, NCCE and College of Education syllabus es to mention but a few.
The average Nigerian youth has been battered beyond measure and cowed into submission by their self centred leaders, with no messiah in sight. The young ones have accepted the lies they have been told time and time again; they sit beneath the table of their self appointed leaders begging for crumbs and bark at the enemies of these self styled leaders. And change beckons now, the people have had their backs bent too much; it can bend no more.
Change can only be achieved through definitive unity of purpose, let’s speak out not just in words alone but with action, enough of all this maltreatment. In our quest for justice; we will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
Babz Animashaun is a graduate from one of the Nigerian University..He tweets at @Lharmberry. U can reach him via firstname.lastname@example.org