Amb Abdullahi Bindawa DSC,UN Security Expert

Every year hundreds of thousands of youth from different state graduate from Senior Secondary Schools, Trade Schools, Polytechnics, and Universities at different levels into a non-existent labour market. Year after year, more are added and the population of unemployed youth in Nigeria has swollen to an unimaginable level that should cause all right thinking leaders and fathers of Nigeria grave concern. It is an explosive situation and the tell tale signs of approaching both regional and national calamity are mirrored by the following tendencies:

Increasing involvement of post secondary school graduate in fighting introducing new levels of sophistication in planning and execution particularly in youth’s demonstration. Emergence of a deadly set of trouble makers  and assassins who are so bitter against the society to the extent that their object is not just to steal but to destroy and exact their perceived pound of flesh from a society that has abandoned them.

The youth and youngsters of the Nigeria were not born with criminal tendencies in their blood. The Nigeria is known for utmost revere for core cultural and societal values most of which hold brotherly love sacrosanct. However, today these youth have found themselves in an environment where the rich flaunt their wealth with reckless abandon, whereas they (the youth) as perceived, are denied the opportunity and access to acquire such wealth. The average youth of Nigeria today believes those ahead of them have cornered and closed up to the nation’s wealth chiefly derived from nature’s (God given) endowment of their mother land. They now see crime as one sure route to survival and access to acquire wealth.

Now is the time for organ of government entrusted with the affairs of that region to sit up and devise a credible means to tame these monstrous tendencies before it consumes all of them. As stated earlier, the solution can be found in creating as many jobs as possible in a hurry. Creating credible and sustainable youth empowerment programmes in all parts of the country, is the answer. The present ugly situation can be reversed if the Federal Ministry of youth development and leaders of our country get truly committed to job creation. One cannot overemphasis the fact that the survival of thousands of youths is dependent on the quality of education, patriotism, social and political orientation and the value system of its youths who are our future leaders.

My mission therefore, is to guide the present government of Nigeria and assist in providing a solution to the challenges faced by Nigerian youths below:

  • Unemployment
  • Low level of Vocational Skill
  • Financial Hardship
  • Lack of Social Connection
  • Negative Peer Influence.

The focuses on issues such as drug abuse, crime, violence, sexuality and poverty. In addition to these, today’s youth are afflicted by new challenges which include:

  1. An Identity Crisis: Who am I?
  2. Lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem: I am worthless
  3. A sense of hopelessness: Where am I going?
  4. Confusion and ambiguity concerning moral issues: What is right and wrong?
  5. Confusion and ambiguity concerning National economic standards as it affects the Nigeria areas of youth in relation to other regions
  6. The negative impact of the electronic media: Entertainment.

All these have resulted in youth restiveness and eventually in crime. Kidnapping in the area have currently assumed the status of a giant monster. I recognize that Nigerian government have a serious challenge on their hands to ensure that today’s children (tomorrow’s adults) would have a better life and an assured future. They should all work towards this objective and not wait for a crisis to occur and then react, let them be prepared.

Every student in the Nigeria deserves the chance to go to college.

Most Nigerian high school students want to attend college. They recognize that higher education is the most direct path to success in their future careers. College also provides opportunities to explore talents and develop leadership skills they can use to participate more fully in adult life—at home, at work, and in their communities.

Millions of students can’t afford the tuition.

It’s estimated that between 2007 and 2017, nearly 2.2 million students won’t pursue college degrees because their families can’t afford the high costs of higher education.

Low-income students are particularly hard hit.

Only one in 10 low-income students can expect to graduate from college. This is not due to a lack of talent but instead to the high costs of tuition and to the fact that many graduate high school without the skills they need to succeed in college. They also lack guidance on how to choose a school, apply for admission, and fill out financial aid forms.

Thousands of low-income, minority students are highly motivated and ready for college every year. We’re working to help them get there through scholarship programs. We’re also creating programs in lower performing schools designed to help low-income students get ready to enter—and then succeed in—college.

I believe in educating future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Youth’s encourage leadership and public service in the Nigeria and abroad. Government of Nigeria most provide ideas for graduate student in fields that benefit local and global communities.




Amb Abdullahi Bindawa DSC ,UN Security Expert ,Nigerian educator, Humanitarian worker and was the most widely recognized young leader in Africa continent.

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