Our Youths Our Dream, Our Youths Our Future!: YOUTH is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence.
That is why, as a category, youth is more fluid than other fixed age-groups. Yet, age is the easiest way to define this group, particularly in relation to education and employment, because ‘youth’ is often referred to a person between the ages of leaving compulsory education, and finding their first job.
The United Nations, for statistical purposes, defines ‘youth’, as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years, without prejudice to other definitions by Member States.
Going by the saying that “youths are the backbone of the society” and “youths are the leaders of tomorrow” but regrettably our youths today that are mostly used as weapons during campaigns as political thugs and machineries for advertising candidates’ aspirations by politicians to achieve their ambitions.
It is obvious that the youths are mostly dumped after the elections.
The youths should ponder on the fact that they are the Cream de la of any politically oriented society. They should not allow themselves to be used as agents for advertising aspirants in any given society to the masses especially those with bad record and those with history of corrupt plan.
It’s the youths that are mostly used by the perpetrators in any criminal activities as a weapons to comeout and conduct what they want for them. Looks at how Boko Haram insurgency started by convincing youths to follow their teaching, look at the how youths are been engaged in various criminal activities like Biafran agitations, Fulani Herdsmen, Cattle Rustling, Farmers Crises in the middle belt, and political thuggery.