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(written for Peoples Daily Weekend 20-04-2013)
Just in the last two weeks, have heard and read about more than 15 kidnapping cases in the South West region, the least of the ransom was 50,000, and in that same week have seen hundreds of unemployed graduates struggling for less than 30,000 monthly jobs . Well I advised many to return to farming!
In a nation were out of every 100 graduate 85 are unemployed, we should be not worried about robbery, kidnapping, advance fraud because we bargained for nothing less.Just if you don't know kidnapping is the fastest money making venture in the Southern part, second to armed robbery, ritual killings, selling of babies, advance free fraud among others, insurgents can be tackled through dialogue but the only language a hungry man understand is food .
Growing insecurity across the country won't end, not with our government approach to tackle growing unemployment in the land.
In a nation whereby less than 100,000 out of more one million annual graduates secured a job within same year, yet our governments at all level look helpless on creating jobs.
No nation in any part of the world will keep such an army of unemployed youths and would be secured for lives and property.
Let me give a clear example, early this year a very young promising medical doctor Irawo Adamolekun was shot dead in Lagos by a group of street urchins.
At his funeral his sister Ojia gave this strong words which went unnoticed "My brother was not assassinated, He was murdered because the country failed the individual who held the trigger. He (the gunman) who robbed my brother and killed him wasn't given the opportunity to go to school, he wasn't given a job.
"Every citizen should be entitled to a kind of job whether he or she is educated or an illiterate and if not, the poor will continue to attack the middle class which my brother fell into."
Ojia said the man who pulled the trigger and killed her younger brother must have been one of the many frustrated young Nigerian youths.
She blamed Irawo's death on the failure of government at all levels to provide enabling opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the country.
Also During the occupy Nigeria protest in Ojota, a placard caught attention of few eyes "one day the poor would wake and have nothing to eat than the rich", am pleased to announce that the doom days are near.
When 50 Million youths would bounce on the ill gotten wealthy ones in their community, when ridding a flashy car would become a grave offense to the poor man next door, their children who schooled abroad won't be able to walk freely on the streets of Nigeria for the fear attack of these angry youths, the doom day is near. The only way to stem our growing security challenges is to give a better live for the youths,massive Creation of jobs across all tiers of government is the only price that will avert these doom days.
Else as unemployment continue to raise, our security agencies will continue to battle terrible security challenges which I hope will not over power them one day.