Here’s an article written by Audu Maikori . read below:
I am angry! During the last elections Nigerian youth were galvanized and they voted massively for change from the previous administration!
The results showed the role the youth played in effecting this victory for the ruling party. So when there was a delay in ministerial announcements I was hoping that it meant that PMB was searching for few of these young men to bring into his cabinet, ginger up the place, launch new ideas, change from being seen as a ‘Northern President’ to a Pan Nigerian President, but of course this didn’t happen many of them were soon discarded and instead they were quickly relegated to media trumpeters, good for retweeting, taking pictures and releasing press materials to the public but not for much else.
Not one ministerial position was given to any person below 40! Indeed the youngest Minister is 48 years! Some of you may justify this by saying that age isn’t a thing, or that Buhari couldn’t find younger and more experienced people below that age- but remember that Buhari was 41 when he became Head of State in 1984! Meaning his ministers were between 30-40 years old, yet in his second coming he chose people from the ages of 50- 70 as his team!
Now if we are practicing democracy why shouldn’t the majority have their way? If 60% of Nigerians are Youth it means that 119Million Nigerians are below the age 35 but not even 10% of the present cabinet are youth! How is this fair representation?
The term ‘youth’ is like a disadvantaged group similar to widows or orphans as they consider any positions or opportunities given to youth as ‘CSR’ or a ‘favour’ all very patronizing.
But the question is who made Nigeria the biggest African economy today? Was it the 70-40 year olds? No, It is the youth! The greatest opportunity Nigeria has today is its youthful population! Yet the Youth can only have their say( online), while the ‘adults’ have their way (On ground). That makes me angry.
You Should be Angry!
Young man and young woman � the implications of this are enormous- it means that the people who were ministers in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s where about 25- 40 year olds, yet today very few people under the age of 30 have even held a local government chairmanship position! So are we moving forward or backwards?
These ‘Adults’ determine how you live, but you say you are free! They collect taxes, fines, incentives etc and they accept the monies happily with no thought of your ‘age’ or ‘inexperience but if you ask for a chance to shape and make the future of Nigeria they tell you to hold on, you are too young!
But you aren’t too young to donate to their campaigns abi? You aren’t too young to die for their candidates’ abi? But has any of them died for you? You are only good as social media consultants because they don’t understand technology not because they would ordinarily have hired you otherwise.
You are good as re-branding consultants abi? But when its time to help rebrand Nigeria , we hire foreign firms to do that. The youth won the war but they didn’t get any of the booty from the spoils.
- Simi – Duduke [AuDio]
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- Wizkid – Wizzy Baby [AuDio]
- DJ Kaywise – What Type Of Dance ft Mayorkun, Naira Marley & Zlatan
- Phyno – Good Die Young [AuDio]
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