Sunday 22 April 2018

The Inferiority Complex of Nigerian Youths

I took time to brood on those words by Prof. Osinbajo and came to agree with him. I solemnly agreed that the youths need to learn about the superiority complex of the political class and what makes them talk like they have captured lightening in a bottle.
First the youths need experience from the political class, who are the leaders today and deserve emulating. Initially, I thought the training given by 'the Adedibus' of the past political dispensation on 'Amala Politics' was sufficient, but Prof. Osinbajo says they need more training. Yes, the youths need training on how to organize a crack team of five men, break into the fortified hallowed chambers of the National Assembly and remove its symbol of authority, the mace in spite of the Police, DSS and other agencies providing security at the complex. Because it takes rare skill to achieve this, they will need training from the master himself, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC Delta Central), before they can be ready to lead.
It will not be enough for the youths to learn from the political class only, they will need to learn from the academia as well. They need training on what to ask in return when Nigerians start asking for one favour after another. They need to be trained by no other than the Professor Emeritus on Bargaining Skills, Prof. Richard Akindele of OAU, who for a request by Monica Osetobe Osagie to increase her score from 33% to a B or C demanded five rounds of sex in return. He said, 'Let's have the first one today and then we do another tomorrow. Is our agreement not five times?' The youths definitely need this training to be effective negotiators as leaders.
As Prof. Osinbajo was giving his advise, the news broke of Olamide Samuel, a Nigerian youth aged 25, who recently made history as the first African Ph.D holder in National Security Strategy, which he got from the University of Buckingham, UK. But I agree with Prof. Osinbajo that he needs training from the Nigerian Police and other security agencies before he can lead. What does he think he knows about security strategy? He needs to learn from the experts on how they have secured Benue, Taraba and other states in the North Central that no one has been killed in the last couple of years. Please don't tell me the youths don't need the training before they can lead.
One thing I know is that in spite of the shameful examples our leaders have been setting, the Nigerian youths have been in training all their lives and know all it takes to lead, but have chosen to make themselves inferior to the current political class. Job 13:2 says 'What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you.' The earlier the youths realize this, the better for Nigeria.
Happy Sunday.
.....Just the thoughts of a certain Wey Mey.

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