Nigerian future generations may be worst than our leaders

While we have been busy talking about Nigeria of today, I wonder
if we have spared a thought about how this country will be in the
next TWENTY-FIVE years.
On October 1, 1979, when Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari was
sworn-in as president, Goodluck Jonathan was just a 22 year-old
undergraduate of University of Port-Harcourt. Shagari was 54
years old. Ayo Fayose was 19 years old. Bukola Saraki was 17.
Yemi Osibajo was 22. The generation of the likes of Shagari,
Richard Akinjide, Adisa Akinloye, Sabo Barkin Zuwo, Sam Mbakwe,
Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, Ume Ezeoke, Christian Onoh, Akin
Omoboriowo, Olusola Saraki, Sunday Awoniyi, Garba Nadama,
Awal Ibrahim and so on has gone for good!
Some of us in our 40s, 50s and 60s now, were in school then,
either in the university or secondary school. We had lofty dreams,
both personal and societal. We were always motivated by
nationalists and inventors who had impacted positively on the
cause of humanity. We were voracious readers of novels and other
books. Nelkon for our Ordinary Level Physics, Lambert for
Chemistry, B.O ADELEKE and Goh Cheng Leong for our Geography,
Phebean Ogundipe for Practical English, William Shakespeare
Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, OLa Rotimi and Wole Soyinka for
Literature and others like that.
We were always flaunting our knowledge of current affairs. Inter-
school quiz, Literary and Debating competition were the in-thing.
Nowadays, students can hardly string a sentence together in
English without errors.
Fast forward 35 years on and you are shocked and disturbed.
Have you ever spoken to or engaged a 20 year-old boy? Ask him
what motivates him and he is likely to mention music, hip hop to
be precise. He has hundreds of downloaded songs on his phone.
He can sing all of them off hand. He knows all the singles of Nice,
Neato C, Timaya, Davido, Whiz Kid off hand. The babes among
them take pride in enticing men old enough to be their father on
social media with buxomly physique. But he/she does not know
anything about history of nationalism in the country. Ideas about
good society, responsible family and good conduct do not motivate
him. He just wants to make money because his friend who does
yahoo is rich and rides a good car, her friend who has numerous
‘aristos’ drives an SUV!
The things that interest him/her are things that do not add value.
He /she has google but never uses it for advancement of
knowledge but to download porn and other inanities. Yet, in
TWENTY years time, they are the ones that will be contesting to
become governors, senators, Reps members and even president.
They belong to a generation that does not care about morality.
They belong to a generation that is motivated only by money and
its acquisition. By 2035 to 2040, they will be our senators, Reps,
governors and so on.
I wonder if we have ever spared a thought for how this country will
look like under them. I told a man recently and these are my
words: IF A GUY WHO IS IN LAGOS COULD USE FALSE PRETENCE
TO
OBTAIN $20,000 FROM SOMEONE IN UNITED STATES, WHAT DO
YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN IF SUCH A GUY BECOMES A STATE
GOVERNOR AND IS IN CHARGE OF AN ALLOCATION HE DOES
NOT EVEN HAVE TO OBTAIN UNDER FALSE PRETENCE? WHICH
HIS STATE IS STATUTORILY ENTITLED TO. How did we get into
this mess? How can we get out of this predicament? I am worried,
deeply worried. Are you?
Pls, let us continue to share,it might change one or two Youths that
don’t know that they are the leaders of today.

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3 Comments

  1. Hmm

  2. Something is happen

  3. OK

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