ACCOUNTABLE NIGERIA...great people, great nation
Different hashtags have trended. The calls have been rife and loud, and the social media has gone some mile in helping with that. The youths, who were the keyboard warriors of yesteryears have turned freedom fighters, marching on a long walk to freedom.
Nigerians have stood out in the past few days to fight for a cause for the betterment of the nation. It is good to see and it was not without its own stories.
Nigeria’s population currently stands at least 206 million people, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. Of these, 83 million are in poverty. From surviving in shanties to living under the bridge, many Nigerians are languishing in lack. The unemployment rate in the second quarter of 2020 was recorded to be 27.1% while the underemployment rate stood at 26.3%. These are gory statistics to note.
“I don’t like school, and I don’t want to go to school. Those who have gone have nothing to show for it. They are like us. We stand together in betting shops, throw banters and talk about football for hours. Like us, they are jobless too. I see our brothers in the area, ‘they just dey waka about’... nothing to take home. They still feed from their mothers’ pots and take nothing home. I’m not going.”