United Nations Deputy Secretary-Normal, Amina Mohammed, has charged the Nigerian youths to cease condemning their nation regardless of its many flaws.
A press release by a UN Nationwide Data Officer, Oluseyi Soremekun, mentioned Mrs Mohammed made the decision whereas addressing college students on the Baze College, Abuja, final Thursday.
“You’ve got training, you might have the instruments, and you’ve got an enormous future forward of you, and you’re condemning your self earlier than you begin on that journey. Don’t try this! Be pleased with Nigeria, your nation; don’t condemn her and don’t lose hope,” Mrs Mohammed mentioned.
Mrs Mohammed who was just lately reappointed for a second five-year time period additionally urged those that understand there was extra dangerous than good in Nigeria to have a rethink as a result of, in accordance with her, “If you’ll your nation that approach, that’s the course it should go. Even when it’s not so good, you could will it to succeed, as a result of the success of this nation is yours. In the event you fail, we could have battle after battle.”
“In the event you assume Nigeria is worse than higher, then how are you going to show it round?” Mrs Mohammed requested, stating additional, “If you do not need to construct this nation, I have no idea the place you wish to go. I can guarantee you the world shouldn’t be able to take 240 million Nigerians. Subsequently, let’s take into consideration learn how to salvage it collectively.”
On younger women and men “who’re fast to match Nigeria with different international locations”, the Deputy Secretary-Normal urged them “to match Nigeria with different international locations with equal inhabitants and that had independence on the identical time”.
“Don’t evaluate apples with oranges,” she added.