Wrong People at the wrong place: the place of incapable youth in Government


Let me first start by telling you the things I learnt during the week.In case you don’t know about 70 percent of Africans are below 25 Years old.

I was on my way to a meeting during the week and I heard some people talking about the youth, one of them was a youth. They were talking about the young people who are in Government.

They made mention that a former President of Nigeria, had once challenged the youth that they are not capable of handling power,because at that time, they gave a few youth the chance in Government and they messed up,like some are currently doing.

And I have been thinking about it. The only thing I realized was that the people they speak of are simply the wrong people in Power.

As a youth you do not have to be in Government before the country feel your impact; because impacting the world is not about any class or division of people in the society, it is about the individual.

Individuality is the beginning of a better Africa, if  every African youth have a positive perspective of the society, you act patriotic, the African continent will be close to perfect.

You see different youths on the Street of Lagos, people of different directions,some are even frustrated. Today I heard of the lady who committed suicide in Lagos.

The wrong people who are in the wrong place should help themselves by giving space for the right people.

Let me end this article with the late Gani Fawehinmi quote “Always stand for what is right even if you are standing alone.”




One thing which I have come to realize is that Nigerian youths are good at talking about the Government,good at pointing fingers staying at the comfort of their zone and yet they do nothing. We are eager to curse and say negative words about our leaders. We even go to the extreme in following the opposing political parties to criticize the Government,the youths are being bought by words of what is not seen.

If you look at it,do you think there is any difference between the political parties? Or do you feel anything has change with the way majority of us run our mouth? Come to think of it who are this leaders we accuse? Who are this politician we curse?

Everything can not change if the youth keep following people with propaganda,this politicians are trained to talk politics,they are trained to defend and accuse each other. And the citizens tend not to know all this things,because you are told what you want to hear.

Lets try to get this straight, majority of this media organizations are owned and controlled by top political parties,and the stories you hear are about one tackling another,just verify by following the stories of this political media house and yet you find it hard to despise and reject the lies you are being fed with.This is your country and why would you watch some people come to destroy your home land.

The youth will not get the chance in Government until they stand up that they want to be in Government,because the old people in Government are not ready to leave for the young ones to come to Government.The top is too sweet for them to come down and the youth have to know that they must stand up and go get their right.

Nelson Mandela has always cry for equality,but Africans seem to have this ego of discrimination; the haves and have not, women and men, old men giving no room for the younger generations.This discrimination thing has always been a problem,but this is the time the youth should demand for equal representation in Government,a sixty years old man calling himself the youth minister.

Nigeria has a population of about one hundred and sixty million and atleast the youth are above hundred million,so tell me,should the youth not be in Government? You should stop talking about the Government,youth need to start demanding for a place in Government.

It will be hard for the youth to be in Government if youth are not ready to stand and request for a place,the system need to be restructured and the land need new blood of leaders,the era of this old men is gone,they are buying time and stealing our money,but youth have to let them know that their time is up.