Sunday, 7 May 2017

15 NIGERIAN YOUTHS THAT HAVE SHOWN THAT THE COUNTRY HAVE NO FUTURE!…


By Kanu Augustine Oluebubechi and Ekeledo Kelechi Hart
Once upon a time, there was a young man aged 35, his parents blessed him with the name Obioma Nwankwo, but his notoriety and dastard brutality earned him the name Osisikankwu. For want and love of easy-come wealth, he took to kidnapping and so mastered the art that all who heard the name get soldier ants in their stomachs and Goosebumps on their skins. The Economy shut down; businesses relocated, schools locked and civil workers avoided their work places. Security agents had untold difficulties getting him down, it took only the intervention of special military forces to clamp him down. This notoriety would have been channelled to the right flank with the dark climes dreading him had he chosen to be a security agent. But greed and want of ill gotten wealth cut his life at his prime. This happened at Ugwuati in Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria in 2010.

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When one fiend dies, another comes alive. It is in the year 2017, that the tales of Henry Onyekachi Chibueze climaxed. Vampire! They hailed him; another behemoth of Kidnap Kingpin. His Mother, Mrs Beatrice Chibueze confessed that her son started killing at the age of twelve. At age 30, Vampire has made millions from various nefarious acts as revealed by an incident that saw him killing a family of seven, including his girlfriend whom he accused of carting away his Forty-five million naira. The 'allied' forces of Nigeria's Inspector General of Police Special Response Unit from the Imo and Rivers State Police Command were only 'fortunate' to take him out. Yet another story of Nigeria’s tomorrow’s leader that toed the path of ills.

Adeleke Paul, Akinsanmi Olusola Adeniyi, and Okali Ugochukwu 21 each, with Adebiyi Tayo Abudu aged 22 and Ogundile Ademola James aged 23 are members of “Tsunnami Gang and Young Pablo Money”; a group of Nigerian Undergraduates who specialize in internet fraud. They made headlines in 2016 having been nabbed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for involvement in Sixteen Million Naira (N16 Million) internet fraud.

19 year old Tobechukwu Igbokwe, a young Secondary School leaver fraudulently duped US citizens off monies amounting to Forty Million dollars ($40 million). As young as 19, his criminal machination speaks in volumes.

The gory one is that of four ritualists; Olukoya Tobi and Alaba Top aged 20 each with Banjo Tunde and Adeniyi Nurudeen aged 29 and 34 respectively. The duos were arrested around September, 2016 with fresh human hearts and they confessed that their victims were killed for money ritual purposes.

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The female folks are not left out in this quest for ill-quick wealth. Prostitution and girl-child trafficking is now a stale tale, ovary sales is however the “in-thing” and is done hardly clandestinely. Young ladies in their prime now take it as a trendy business to sell their fertility eggs when they are menstruating or ovulating. This Egg Harvest as it is popularly called expose women to ovarian cancer and other health issues. Medically, every woman has a number of eggs she is born with, and a continuous harvest can lead to these eggs being exhausted and render her unable to conceive in future. 

The most baleful of all is the video of a 7 year old Nigerian toddler, Segun Wire that went viral in 2016. The video has the child being asked what he desire to become in future, only for him to swear with the name of Holy Allah that he wants to be an internet fraudster (‘Yahoo Boy’).

The list actually is inexhaustible, and we can go on and on unendingly, bringing to the fore worst accounts with many being very fetish and diabolical. There is also many of drug lords, cultists, and organ sellers and every other kind of ugliness unimaginable to the Sane. Each year, more youths in Nigeria make same or similar decision(s), toeing paths and getting involved in activities inimical to the welfare and development of themselves and that of the country. Research has shown that majority of such youths die in their late twenties while a lot others never live past their early thirties. Young Nigerians see no dignity in labour and loathes hearing of “Hard work” yet they desire to live in splendour and luxury without working for it.


Most undergraduates and their graduate counterparts pass through the tertiary institution without being a bit studious; they are quick to run to and sort in cash or through sexual intercourse, most lecturers who on their own are the bane of this nation. On graduation, what is poured into the street and labour market are a work force of ill-educated graduands who know absolutely nothing about their respective fields of study and has never studied hard to prove themselves worthy of the certificates they wield. What is expected of students who pay Research Centres to write their assignments, term papers, seminars and thesis etc? Even as students, they busy themselves with the pursuit of extravagant and criminal lifestyles; partying, abusing drugs, engaging in cult activities etc.
Then you are tempted to ask; are these not the ones who will take up the mantle of leadership in all spheres of human endeavour come the nearest future? The answer is, “Yes, they are! This of course is among the core reasons for the continuous occupation of leadership positions by octogenarians; men and women in their eighties.

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The problem with  Nigeria today  is  the out numbering of “well-reads” by “ill-reads”, wheat  by  weeds,  and the influx of thieves and easy wealth seekers in all sectors of the nation; leadership, health, education, agriculture, economy etc. And having formed the majority in a helpless democratic Nigerian society, they are easily having their ways.

This misnomer is invariably so cancerous and deep-rooted, that resolving the situation requires total restructuring of the Nigeria system and re-orientation of her citizens.

In restructuring the system, special attention should be paid to bridging the unduly gap between 'those' at the top and 'those' at the lower flank of the social ladder. To this end, true federalism should be allowed to set in fully, while favouritism, nepotism, tribalism and all other  'ims'  hampering the development of the country should be shown the back door. In addition, equal opportunities and rights and justice must be given to all who have something meaningful to contribute.

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On the re-orientation process, the citizens need to be reminded of how good they can be, and how great their country is. The National Values and Ethics study-course should be made compulsory in all levels of Education, and reward for hard-work  held high by all employers' of labour.

The spirit of patriotism, selflessness, diligence, and love for one another should be inculcated and celebrated. It is time politics and political offices are made less attractive and less lucrative, while skills acquisition gets a higher place of stay than paper certificate.

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And finally, punishments to unrepentant recalcitrant crime perpetrators should be immediate and appropriate. Hence, it behoves on the government, media, religious circles, schools, youths and NGOs to get re-awakened to their responsibilities and redeem the future of the Africa giant, Nigeria. If they fail to take control of this situation and nothing positive is done, they will stay forever in this situation of commotion, both now and forever. Amen!
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