Struggles Of A Nigerian Youth

It is often said that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but in this part of the world the opposite is the case.

Nigeria's population is over 200 million the youth making about 70% of this population yet there is still high level of poverty, joblessness and hopelessness across the country.

These days your Edcation counts for almost nothingnothing out in the labour market, jobs are scarce and graduates are becoming much.

What is really the way forward my dear country.

First of all youths should change their mindset of white collar jobs and look deep within themselves and find something positive they can do with their lives like:

1. Learning a new skill: it doesn't matters what you study in school try and also learn anything which can give you an edge or something you can be managing before you get your dream job.

2. Strive to constantly improve yourself: this is another very important aspect which is developing yourself daily by reading books, attending conference and seminars and linking up with people that matters.

3. Never stay idle: it is often said that an idle man is the devils workshop so you should always occupy your time with something meaningful always.

4. be patient : I know it's not easy after finishing school and serving your father's land not been able to land a job is frustrating which has lead many youths to tow the path of internet fraud and other social vices. It is good to be patient and hardworking when your time comes you shall surely make it.

These are many more are problems faced by the Nigerian youth which hahas lead to the influx of our youths seeking for greener pastures oversees.

The government seriously needs to come to the aid of the people else by the next 5-10years they won't be enough youth in the country.

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  • The nigeria youth after studying and coming to serve their mother land after that no employment, the government should create multiples job opportunities for our youth and the youth should also empower themselves with some skills 

    - David Adebayo - 2019-10-05 14:11:13 Quote

  • Hmmm. What about we talk about youths with bigger plans and has no money to finance it, or about the rich only help the rich and not reach out to the grass root that and very competent

    - Adekolu Moyinoluwa - 2019-10-05 14:11:36 Quote

  • I really love this write up. Youths should try striving hard to make sure they have something doing. If they don't see their desired white collar job, atleaat  they should look into doing a genuine business.

    - Faith Ubani - 2019-10-05 14:11:55 Quote

  • Nigerian youths are if not the most vulnerable in the world. If you go to school, no job you try to find something legit to do there are the vultures waiting to label you all sorts of bad things just to extort you.😪

    - Mohammed Abdulrafiu - 2019-10-05 14:18:14 Quote

  • Thoughtful piece, besides those enlisted above, youths should also cultivate the habit of saving... You can emerse lots of wealths from your skills but if you don't have an excellent managerial experience you may be working and having nothing to show for it. God bless Nigerian Youths 

    - Emmanuel Ayobami - 2019-10-05 16:39:15 Quote

  • now the certificate you earn doesnt matter without connection or GODS grace. so its better youacquire a skill or bring your ideas intoreality rather than waiting for the goverment. our country has no guarantee for graduates. its all man on his own

    - Obi Chukwuebuka - 2019-10-05 17:03:18 Quote

  • Government are responsible for all these. If these is still happening, how do we convince ourselves that we are the leaders of tomorrow when we have thieves and selfish people as our government. It's only God that can help in these situations we are now and people should try to engage themselves in some hand work and I surely believe that this will also help a little bit

    - Oloruntoba Ademola - 2019-10-05 17:55:45 Quote

  • Government are responsible for all these. If these is still happening, how do we convince ourselves that we are the leaders of tomorrow when we have thieves and selfish people as our government. It's only God that can help in these situations we are now and people should try to engage themselves in some hand work and I surely believe that this will also help a little bit

    - Oloruntoba Ademola - 2019-10-05 17:56:31 Quote

  • Nigerian youth are really trying despite the evono.ic situations, despite no work in the system, they still strive hard to makeend means and the government is less concern about their futurevo.pared to other developed countries.

    - Hammed Jide - 2019-10-05 18:00:19 Quote

  • The struggles of Nigerian 🇳🇬 youths are endless, esp when they are relegated or retrained in making impacts on issues as it affects them, with the elites calling them not old enough to rule. 

    After going through many difficulties and challenges to graduate from the university, go for National Youth service and back, the issue of unemployment becomes a barrier that consumes, and has led many to depression and committing suicides. We deserved better and we only wish to hope that it will get better someday. 

    - PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-10-05 21:33:43 Quote

  • The stuggles of a Nigerian youth are highly perilous and can be very trying. These days what you study in school doesn't determine where you will be fixed in the labour market. Everything is a big struggle we can only do our best and leave the rest to God to help out. Because at the end of the day we can't kill ourselves.

    - Ndukwe Ikechukwu - 2019-10-05 22:36:48 Quote

  • Youth of Nigeria i salute. Notwithstanding, while we wait for better tomorrow, lets join hands and enjoy this wonderful plateform call NNU. If somebody can make over half a million, what than i we waiting for?

    - CHRISTIAN IFEANYICHUKWU - 2019-10-05 23:27:30 Quote

  • Seriously it's not funny the Government need to help the youth by empowering them. Youth are really suffering in this country and I know most of the youth dont even depend on the government anymore. That's why most of them join the so called Yahoo because when they graduate theres no job for them.

    - Alani Taye - 2019-10-05 23:54:32 Quote

  • The  nigeria youth are Really  struggling after their   services,  they  find it difficut to find  a good job to feed their self and there family,  i think  the only way out of this problem  is for the  youth to look for small job they  can do not to wait too long  for The gorverment .

    - Odunoye Ibrahim - 2019-10-06 01:51:46 Quote

  • Hmmn it is in my country that I see the gap between the rich and the poor getting wider everyday, the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer so in the case of our youth who will help the youth of the poor masses.

    - Ogunlana Rasheed - 2019-10-06 02:05:41 Quote

  • Youths are really not getting enough in the country. Every youth should at least learn a trade work or hand work as an alternative if you don't get a job and government should provide Job opportunities for citizens to reduce poverty and crime rate in Nigeria

    - Ajani Ibrahim - 2019-10-06 03:56:08 Quote

  • This has been the fear of our fathers because during their time, Jones awaited them as they graduated or finish their NYSC but today, connection, greed, extortionists and many more vultures are out there to stop people from getting their well-deserved jobs and give them to unqualified people instead.

    - Emmanuel Akinduro - 2019-10-06 12:04:24 Quote

  • Youths are truly the leaders of tomorrow. Although, the get rich quick syndrome has eaten deep into Nigeria youth,there are still a few that thrive to acquire money through good means.Being patient is the key and Blvd all don't give up.

    - Christopher Peace - 2019-10-06 12:12:55 Quote

  • God bless every youth out there struggling to make a living the legal way, God bless you hustle. If only my country could utilize the strength of its youth for the growth of the country.

    - Adeyemi Kayode - 2019-10-06 14:03:09 Quote

  • This is very true. I also want to urge youths. If there are no jobs create jobs for yourselves. If you do this you'll in turn also create jobs for others. Some youths have adopted this and termed it there "HUSTLE"

    - Jedidiah Ehimah - 2019-10-06 14:42:37 Quote

  • Youths out there who are hustling i give you accolades. Hustling as a nigeria youth is not an easy task ,  everybody looks up to you and you wont wanna let them down. Let the youths develop themselves and stop waiting for the government. Nice write up by the way.

    - Oluwapelumi Adebayo - 2019-10-06 19:13:06 Quote

  • There are so many things the government can do like providing job seekers a means of loan incase they wish to start their own business ,they can train some youths to learn how some goods are produce in abroad so we can start producing purs.

    - Taiwo Itunuoluwa - 2019-10-06 21:00:59 Quote

  • No job in Nigeria it's so painful for the youth to live after graduation without no job after spending years in University of polytechnic without having a job the nation show improve the struggle of the youth so that they will not be crying crime crime

    - Abraham Collins - 2019-10-09 21:08:39 Quote

  • We only need to care for others then our leaders priority will be we the citizens. It is a bad thing after graduating and job is not the one looking for, but the opposite 

    - Faith Adebayo - 2019-10-14 13:51:16 Quote

  • The youth of each country is the future and strength of that country. Nigerian youths look up on government for every dine thing that they should do. No self improvement or confidence in themselves. Our youths need to wake up and face their challenges for a better tomorrow.

    - Chinwe Okeke - 2019-10-21 18:11:11 Quote

  • Nigerian youths are one of the most  hardworking youths have seen all over the world but we still classified as the lazy ones i think education is really important but I advise every youth in Nigeria to learn a skill that would help you keep yourself intact until you get your desired employment

    - sene Israel - 2019-11-01 17:54:55 Quote

  • This is quite an enriching post and I appreciate your write up. In addition to all you listed above, I want to encourage the youths not to despise little beginnings. I think the government is also aware of the predicament faced by the youth in the area of lack of job opportunities, thereby putting in place an empowerment program for skill acquisition known as SAED during NYSC orientation program. And every corps member is encouraged  to participate. That way after serving your fathers land one can have something to engage one self with while waiting for your dream job.

    - joy onche emmanuel - 2019-12-10 15:36:24 Quote

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