Nigerians, Take Part to Take Charge By Moyosore Hicks
I woke up this morning in darkness, power has been out for four days. I’m sure you’re saying this is a normal occurrence in Nigeria and probably blaming the Disco, Genco, or the PDP led government. Well, none are to be blamed for the power outage.
Four days ago, in the middle of the night, a few unknown men stole a component from my street’s transformer and that has left my street in darkness for four days now and counting.
Poverty and unemployment which is the order of the day in our dearly beloved county, Nigeria, is what must have pushed these men into risking their lives to steal a component from the transformer.
Talking about unemployment, I will be among the tens of thousands that will be thrown into the labour world on the 13th of February, 2014, when Batch A corpers of the National Youth Service Corps(NYSC) will be passing out. With the unemployment rate expected to rise by 2% this year, what hope do I and the rest of the Batch A corpers, Batch B, and Batch C corpers passing out later this year, have in securing a job?
No one is to be blamed for leaving this country to search for greener pastures elsewhere. As for me, since there’s no job in sight for me yet, I’ve decided to start a business with a bootstrap budget, but the erratic power supply is giving me serious heartache and the PDP led government have been promising us improved power supply since 14 years ago. How long are we going to wait for their promise to be fulfilled?
A lot of people out there believe there can’t be a change in this country so they leave or just stay back and do nothing, or pray to God to bring about changes in Nigeria. If I decide to leave Nigeria, what happens to the millions out there who don’t have the opportunity to leave the country? What if I stay and do nothing, I can’t guarantee a good future for my yet unborn generation.
Nigeria is my only country, and I’ll stay and develop it. The most viable option for development is a Political Revolution. It can’t be possible if we all stay out there saying we don’t want to participate in politics or we waiting for the perfect party or a party of saints.
As for me, I will be registering with the All Progressives Congress (APC) come Wednesday. I’m urging you and other youths out there to Take Part in Politics so we can Take Charge of our future and not be governed by our inferiors.
APC membership registration starts on Wednesday, 5th of February, 2014 at all polling units and party secretariats across the country and it ends on the 10th of February, 2014.
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