Dear Nigerian Youths,
It is with deep sense of affection and fellowship that I do pen down these few words, not just as an onlooker but also as a youth and partaker of the societal ills Nigerian Youths are faced.
Life as a Nigerian youth is so challenging with alot of expectations. I honestly understand the feeling of working towards a particular goal, putting in everything but it eventually fails. The feeling of staying awake all night sending resumes, having business ideas but no money to finance them, getting admissions for graduate and post graduate studies and yet, no finances/guarantor and watching that desired dream slip off, writing so many interviews without getting any response and above all, not being able to foot one’s bills.
It’s so painful especially having suffered so much to pass through the university and graduated with good grades.
As some of our peers move swiftly from one phase to another leaving us behind; Most times, peer pressure sets in with the accompanying egocentric behaviour that majority of our peers exhibit who believe they have successfully conquered a certain stage.
In the face of all these challenges, most youths get depressed and resort to crime to make ends meet which often leads to a sad ending.
Just before you decide to join crime, have you exhausted all your potentials? Have you looked within to discover those inherent attributes you have that can be developed leading to future successes?
Despite whom you are or what you think of yourself, there are underlying potentials in you that can be harnessed. The line between poverty and wealth is quite tiny but then you need to be dogged, consistent and dedicated to excel.
My dear youths, greatness is in every human and always remember that delay sometimes are refining tools for greatness. You just need to hold on and keep your dreams alive.
The sun will definitely shine again.
Adamazi Mbonu Onyi Jennifer