It is of vital placement that the strength for development of a nation is a sole function of its youth. The bright future of any country is always predicated on its present youth force. A society with a mirage youth force is not far form abyss of serious irreparable damage. It is therefore imperative that government should not wait for a soothsayer before embarking on program policies that can impact positively on the youths.
The challenges of Nigeria youths are many. These have grown into a hydra headed trouble which if possible may require a state of emergency. Nigeria youth are the direct victims of the current moribund economy situation. It is no longer news today that most people involved in criminal activities fall in the youth age bracket. Unemployment, unfavorable policies, inefficient education system, lack of basic attitude to think and excel, negligible parental guidance have been the major challenges militating against the youth.
The basic fact about this problem is mainly the parental aspect. Parents no longer spend quality time with their wards. The parents we have these days are mutants. They seem to have forgotten that charity begins at home.
In the same vein, the rate at which marriages hit rocks these days all over the world is fast becoming unprecedented! We no longer see marriage as institution. It is now seen as free to hop in and out thing at will, without considering the impacts on their wards.
Because time will force me to a halt soon, It is high time parents realized they have roles to play in shaping the future of this country and the entire world as a whole by taking time to grow their children in a socially acceptable manner. Parent s should encourage their wards and plant firmly into them the attitude to excel and self confidence. It is also very pertinent that government should put the right conditions in place for youth empowerment.
The most important is the program policy that will benefit the youth, free and fair with no iota of discrimination by any means, in terms of certificate or background. Government must realize that national development is a collective issue that require all hands on deck, with the youth as the springboard.