Nigeria coming generation scares me ….real hard! by ogbeide Frank

Nigeria coming generation scares me ....real hard! by ogbeide Frank

 

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 undergrad 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, Ifeanyi Nwobodo, Ume Ezeoke, Akin Omoboriowo,
Olusola Saraki, Sunday Awoniyi, Garba Nadama, Awal Ibrahim and so on has gone
for good!.Some of us in our 40s and 50s, when in school, either in the university or secondary school,
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, Achebe and
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 had. The babes among them take pride in enticing
men old enough to be their father on social media with buxomly physique. But
s/he 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 a SUV! The things that
interest him/her are things that do not add value. S/he 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?
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