Nigeria is a place that is known for fresh chances to succeed. What’s more, I don’t mean this the way Nigerian government officials typically mean it, as a prosaic discourse for the battlefield. In all seriousness is valid and I have profited from it and I can demonstrate it. Nigeria should change her instructive model. Our instructive framework is still all around a frontier model where the involving pioneer control just prepared a chosen few locals with the end goal of having assistants and interpreters to run their exploitative government. It was never intended to exchange learning that readies the beneficiary to increase the value of Nigeria.
Very despite what might be expected, it was composed and still stays intended to prepare Nigerians to take an incentive from Nigeria and offer it toward the West. This is one reason why we have more Nigerian medicinal experts rehearsing in the West and Saudi Arabia than we have in Nigeria.
Our instructive framework is additionally intended to prepare the main part of its admission to be just paper pushers who everyday clock watch, while sitting tight for the finish of the month to gather pay rates that empower them to their unquenchable desire for remote products.
Our instructive framework does not make us beneficial. It doesn’t show us to seize activity. Actually, it murders activity. Numerous Nigerian kids who indicate activity at an early age are made to feel embarrassed about their drive by their instructors themselves who call them ITK (which means I To Know). The subliminal message basic that regular mark is that it is not our place to be excessively savvy or inquisitive. We should leave that to the oyinbo man.
It is consequently that Nigerian adolescents feel it is the occupation of the legislature to give employments to them. Focus on what I said. Our young people don’t think it is government’s obligation to give the empowering conditions to employments to flourish. No. They trust, as a result of the kind of instruction they have gotten, that it is the obligation of government to give real employments to them.
They have been erroneously shown that the mystery of accomplishment is to go to class, get an endorsement and that that authentication goes about as a receipt that you hand over to government in return for an ensured life of simplicity, sluggishness and privilege, alongside an official auto, a driver, official quarters and residential laborers that do everything for you aside from help you do your business in the can. That is the life their grandparents saw the pilgrim aces live. At the point when their grandparents became an adult, they carried on with that same life overlooking that the pioneer aces where minimal more than a multitude of occupation whose outlook was to take and not really to work but to the degree of building railroads and streets from mines and homesteads specifically to ports for forward transportation of the abundance of Africa to Europe and instructing (maybe mentally conditioning is a superior term) the locals to acknowledge their specific image of Christianity (which constantly has their ruler and not Christ as the leader of the Church).
This is the reason a Nigerian youth who lives in Kaduna can grumble that the legislature has not given him or her avocation. However, Kaduna rice offers for twofold in Lagos. The legislature that he or she whines against has fabricated a railroad and prepare that will take them to Lagos for under ₦2,000. They needn’t bother with a visa to go to Lagos.
Indeed, even the Bible says “my kid die from the absence of learning.” Yes, the Muhammadu Buhari organisation is bumbling, however, this confused government is not your issue. The issue of the Nigerian youth is an instructive framework that has denied him of activity and pumped him brimming with the privilege to the degree that he or she is expecting sustenance from paradise. The issue is mental apathy. The issue is YOU!
Presumably, the best thing that at any point happened to Nigeria’s economy and her instructive framework is the second happening to Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and her splendid limitations with previous President Jonathan, head of which was the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) activity.
I simply wrapped up a book on the Jonathan organisation titled Facts Versus Fiction: The True Story of the Jonathan Years (Chibok, 2015 and Other Conspiracies). In it, I dedicated an entire section to YouWIN.
Despite the fact that I was to some degree required all the while, I was in any case inspired when I took in the 10,000 foot perspective of the plan and how effective it was in making employments and changing the mentality of Nigeria’s childhood.
It was not that YouWIN gave awards, in spite of the fact that it gave gifts running from $12,000 to $100,000 to more than 4,000 Nigerian young people. The magnificence of the activity was that it gave business and money-related instruction to a huge number of Nigeria’s childhood and ideally changed their viewpoint from one of privilege to one of independence.
Obscure to numerous Nigerians, YouWIN is really the world’s biggest strategy for success rivalry at any point made.
At the point when David Mackenzie, a Senior Economist at the World Bank, did an Independent Impact Evaluation on YouWIN, which he distributed in 2015, McKenzie found that YouWin was two and a half circumstances as effective as a 2013 administration counseling program in Mexico, four and a half circumstances as productive as a 2014 wage sponsorship program in Jordan and just about ten times as proficient as a 2011 professional preparing program in Turkey.
That is the reason it was somewhat baffling that President Muhammadu Buhari couldn’t see past legislative issues to comprehend the need to hold the activity. Or maybe, his organisation decreased Nigeria’s best employment creation push to “a week after week print media endeavour instruction program intended to help business visionaries begin, arrange and develop their organisations” which it initiated YouWiN!Connect, a distortion and a bastardization of the first thought which has gone the method for other dumb thoughts that the present organisation concocted incorporating Change Begins With Me and the N-Power plot (accentuation on plan).
It is exceptionally miserable to perceive what has happened to activities like YouWIN and the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovations and Development, Almajiri Schools and so forth. Sound approaches, energetic activities and effective thoughts that ought to have been united into Nigeria’s instructive framework have been either crossed out, diluted or left to wilt away. What’s more, take a gander at the effect such activities have had on the economy.
Talking about the economy, the last time Nigeria had a Coordinator was in 2011 when President Goodluck Jonathan named Dr Mrs Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as a pastor and upon her affirmation named her the Coordinating Minister of the Economy.
How miserable that in 2017, six years after that occasion, Nigeria has now got her second Coordinator and no, it is not another priest. It is no less an identity than the officeholder Vice President who has been decreased, in the estimation of his supervisor, from an acting President to a Coordinator.
In his initial letter to the Senate on February 10, 2017, preceding going on a medicinal excursion, President Buhari had utilised the right terminology to portray the part that would be played by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
In the said letter, the Vice President was to “act” for his sake.
How exceptionally weird that in his second letter to the Senate on May 7, 2017, preceding going to see his London specialists, President Buhari inquisitively changed the wordings of his letter and named the Vice President as somebody who might “facilitate’ instead of ‘act’!
What’s more, to the individuals who are stating that the terminology does not make a difference, go home and call your dad ‘my mom’s better half’ and after he has slapped you over into reality returned here and understand that in the event that it is not panadol it is not an indistinguishable thing from panadol. VP Osinbajo made a decent showing with regards to the last time he was acting President and in that capacity nobody who adores Nigeria ought to delay to accord him the regard he has earned despite the fact that by reason of his unconventional circumstance he can’t whine about this shabby treatment allotted on him inspired by a paranoid fear of playing under the control of the ‘Plot’.
I think the President was not very content with VP Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s great execution the last time which out-sparkled him consequently this Coordinator of National Affairs business. Where are our protected legal advisors? Wouldn’t somebody be able to approach the court to stop this hogwash? Facilitator of National Affairs is obscure to our constitution! Our constitution was not made for President Muhammadu Buhari. Or maybe, President Buhari was made by our constitution and must be liable to it President or not!
At long last, on the current arrival of a portion of the hijacked young ladies, let me say that anyone that is not cheerful that 82 Chibok young ladies were discharged must be a beast whose mankind ought to be raised doubt about. I say thanks to God that these young ladies have been discharged and I praise the Federal Government for the deed of guaranteeing that these young ladies are brought together with their families. May God favour President Muhammadu Buhari for giving the initiative that empowered this to happen. Having said that, there are some genuine perceptions I need to raise. What you are going to peruse is totally without any sentiment. I am simply expressing truths. You dislike the truths. You may not in any case like me. In any case, one thing you can’t do is overlook the reality.
Why ought to a Presidential representative swing himself to an acclaimed artist for a psychological oppressor gathering? Perused the accompanying quote:
“To be completely forthright, without seeming to represent Boko Haram, from the standpoint of these young ladies, they seem better as far as their physical viewpoint than the 21 we got before.”- Garba Shehu, President Muhammadu Buhari’s representative.
What would one be able to try and say when Presidential representative gestures of recognition Boko Haram for taking care of Chibok young ladies well! What would I be able to state? I am puzzled!
On May 7, 2017, when the young ladies were carried over to the Nigerian Presidential Villa at Aso Rock, Abuja to meet with Presiden