The major challenges facing our nation Nigeria includes;
- Boko Haram and Terrorism
- Crime and problem of public safety
- Poor quality of educational system
- Poor infracstructure
- Gender inequalities
- Poor and inadequate health care facilities
- Environmental and public health issues
As i ponder over these issues and more, it appears to me that our youths have a very vital role to play in bringing about the transformation that we all desire in Nigeria.
Young people are the prime beneficiaries of school improvement, and the percentage of youth in higher learning institutions is currently very high. If young people with fresh and innovative ideas are given the chance, our educational system in Nigeria would not be in its current state, and unemployment would be reduced.
At the same time, young people shouldn’t wait for good things to come to them, but need to take individual initiative. Youth empowerment and initiative will improve life for all Nigerians. Nigerian government officials and other elites need to share power with the country’s youth and listen to young peoples’ ideas for how to better the country. The young men and women of Nigeria are tomorrow’s elders and, if included, could transform Nigeria. Without the energy of youth, society will decay and perish.
In addition to minimizing of corruption in the country, Nigerians should cultivate the habit of being patient. Why many indulge in corrupt practices is because they are impatient and want to make quick money. In developed countries of the world like the United States, many Nigerians are locked up in the prisons and some have been killed because of the corrupt practices they get involved in.
Nigeria is our country and we can build it with combined effort. Let there be peace and you be an agent of peace.
I await your input on the possible solutions to each of the stated challenges.